This was a special night for those that loved the emo/post-hardcore phase of music in the 2000’s. A band that has stood the test of time through constantly evolving in their music is Silverstein. On January 12th, they performed with special guests Hawthorne Heights in front of a packed house at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey to promote the 15th Anniversary of their trademark album “When Broken Is Easily Fixed”.
Honestly, I have never listened to this band before, so I didn’t know what to expect. The stage had colorful lights in the background and their drums sounded heavy like thunder. With the lights, fog machine, and their energetic performance, this got the crowd involved in more moshing and more crowdsurfing than I can remember at a show.
Their first two songs were “Smashed Into Pieces” and “Red Light Pledge”. The crowd was loud and was whipped into a frenzy. The crowd was a unified front especially during the songs “Smile In Your Sleep” and “Discovering The Waterfront”.
Silverstein’s setlist was great. The first ten songs were from the “When Broken Is Easily Fixed” album, then they did another ten songs of hits that culminated throughout their storied career from the 2000’s to today. Then, they closed out the set with two acoustic numbers in “Aquamarine” and everyone’s favorite “My Heroine”.
Here is the setlist:
- Smashed Into Pieces
- Red Light Pledge
- Giving Up
- Last Days Of Summer
- Bleeds No More
- Hear Me Out
- The Weak and the Wounded
- Wish I Could Forget You
- When Broken Is Easily Fixed (w/Capstan)
- The Afterglow
- Smile In Your Sleep
- Call It Karma
- Texas Mickey
- Lost Positives
- Discovering The Waterfront
- My Heroine
Silverstein has several dates left on the 15th Anniversary “When Broken Is Easily Fixed” tour. Check out the dates below! Hawthorne Heights, As Cities Burn, and Capstan are the special guests on the remainder dates of the tour.
Tue. 1/29- Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music in Berkeley, California
Wed. 1/30- House of Blues in San Diego, California
Thu. 1/31- Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, Nevada
Silverstein will also be appearing with All Time Low and New Found Glory in the United Kingdom for the Slam Dunk Festival.
Sat. 5/25- Slam Dunk Festival in Leeds
Sun. 5/26- Slam Dunk Festival in Hatfield
For tickets and further information on any of the shows listed above, click here.
Fans can find SILVERSTEIN at the following locations:
- Photo Credit: Concert Photography credit goes to Kim Casper at Garden State Band Connection