“Dive In” to Pierce The Veil’s “Made To Destroy Tour”

At their concert, Pierce The Veil gets the crowd moving during their performance of "King for a Day" on Friday, Oct. 14.

Pierce The Veil performed at the Marquee Theatre along with Neck Deep and the up and coming post-hardcore group, I Prevail on Friday, Oct. 14. “The Made to Destroy Tour” followed the band’s “Misadventures Tour” where they played their new album titled “Misadventures,” in its entirety, for their fans.

Pierce The Veil was formed in San Diego in 2006 by members Vic Fuentes (vocals/guitar), Mike Fuentes (drums), Tony Perry (guitar) and Jaime Preciado (bass). They released their debut album “A Flair for the Dramatic” a year later with releases of “Selfish Machines” (2010) and “Collide with the Sky” (2012) following.  The band’s latest album “Misadventures,” came out on May 16 and debuted at number four on the Billboard chart.

With the release of their new album, came the delivery of a new sound. The band added new pop-punk influences, took many risks and even held off recording in the midst of the album to embark on a tour for inspiration. The album took four years to release.

“I absolutely love ‘Misadventures,’” junior Chyanne Starr said. “Their music has a lot of different feelings attached to them. Some of their music is really fast paced and others are calm, pretty and nice. I love the balance they maintain as a progressive rock band.”

Fans lined up hours before the general admission show doors opened to ensure they got a good spot.  Pierce The Veil is a band that grew the majority of their fan base by touring and forming connections with them.

Singing “Kissing in Cars,” Pierce The Veil’s front man, Vic Fuentes, performs at the Marquee Theatre on Friday, Oct. 14. Photo by Goroth [CC-BY 4.0] via Wikimedia Commons.
“Pierce The Veil’s concert was really intimate,” junior Natalie Jackson said. “You didn’t feel like just another fan, you felt like a friend. Their concerts are different from other bands because they’re focused on the audience, and when they play you know they play from their hearts, which makes it even more special.”

The tour included songs from the band’s recent album, as well as some old fan favorites.

“I didn’t think they would play ‘Kissing In Cars’ because I’ve heard they don’t play that song live anymore, but when they did, I completely lost my mind,” junior Carly House said. “That’s one of my favorite songs.”

The San Diego quartet didn’t fail to invigorate fans with this tour. From their energetic performance to their tribute to old songs, Pierce The Veil certainly put on a show at the Marquee Theatre. For more information about “The Made to Destroy Tour” or Pierce The Veil, visit http://piercetheveil.net/.

(Featured photo by Michaela Brown)