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(Concert Review) THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Live at Mr. Small’s Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (11/8/2019)

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It was a night of scrambling as I was covering two shows in one night in Pittsburgh.  Covering the almighty Tool at PPG Paints Arena, shot the song and then scrambled over to Mr. Small’s where The Devil Wears Prada with special guests Norma Jean and Gideon were taking the stage at the packed bar in Pittsburgh.

I was hyped to do this.  Got there in time for The Devil Wears Prada’s set.  While I was doing the photography, fans proceeded to have me crowdsurf as they went into the track off of “The Act” entitled “Switchblade”.  I absolutely dig that song as it showcased The Devil Wears Prada as going in a different direction in their music.  The crowd was hyped as fuck for this song and from what the audience told me that Norma Jean and Gideon both did a phenomenal job of warming up the crowd for The Devil Wears Prada.

They went into the classic song “Danger: Wildman” off of their landmark album “With Roots Above and Branches Below”.  There was virtually no separation between frontman Mike Hranica and the audience for this one as they became one as Mike screamed the song from the depths of his soul.  Off of that album, they pleased the masses with the songs “Dez Moines” and “Assistant To The Regional Manager”.

They did a unique cover of “All My Life” by Foo Fighters before closing it off with “Hey John, What’s Your Name Again”, which got the craziest stagediving and circle pits going I’ve ever seen at Mr. Small’s Theatre.  The audience was satisfied as The Devil Wears Prada delivered yet again! Here is the setlist:

  1.  Switchblade
  2.  Danger: Wildman
  3.  Worldwide
  4.  Lines of your Hands
  5.  Dead Throne
  6.  Assistant To The Regional Manager
  7.  Chemical
  8.  Gloom
  9.  Planet A
  10.  Daughter
  11.  Anatomy
  12.  Please Say No
  13.  Dez Moines
  14.  All My Life (Foo Fighters cover)
  15.  Born To Lose
  16.  Asteroid
  17.  Hey John, What’s Your Name Again?

The Devil Wears Prada have a bunch of tour dates in Russia, U.K/Europe and North America coming up in support of “The Act” via Solid State Records.  Check out the dates below:

Fri. 11/29- Pravda Club in Moskva, Russia

Sun. 12/1- Nightclub Mod in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Mon. 12/2- Asylum in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Tue. 12/3- Thekla in Bristol, United Kingdom

Wed. 12/4- The Garage in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Thu. 12/5- Rebellion in Manchester, United Kingdom

Fri. 12/6- O2 Academy Islington in London, United Kingdom

Sat. 12/7- The Loft in Southampton, United Kingdom

Sun. 12/8- La Maroquinerie in Paris, France

Mon. 12/9- Ninkasi Gerland in Lyon, France

Tue. 12/10- Dynamo in Zurich, Switzerland

Wed. 12/11- Dynamo in Eindhoven, Netherlands

Thu. 12/12- Zappa in Antwerpen, Belgium

Fri. 12/13- Club Volta in Koln, Germany

Sat. 12/14- X-Herford in Herford, Germany

Sun. 12/15- Knockdown Festival in Karlsruhe, Germany

Mon. 12/16- Backstage Halle in Munich, Germany

Tue. 12/17- Durer Kert in Budapest, Hungary

Wed. 12/18- Flex in Wien, Austria

Thu. 12/19- Z-Bau in Nurnberg, Germany

Fri. 12/20- Conne Island in Leipzig, Germany

Sat. 12/21- MeetFactory in Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic

Sun. 12/22- Logo in Hamburg, Germany

Thu. 3/5- House of Blues in Chicago, Illinois

Fri. 3/6- The Ready Room in St. Louis, Missouri

Sat. 3/7- The Citadel Music Hall in Indianapolis, Indiana

Sun. 3/8- The Intersection in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Tue. 3/10- The Opera House in Toronto, Canada

Wed. 3/11- Club Soda in Montreal, Canada

Fri. 3/13- Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts

Sat. 3/14- Warsaw in Brooklyn, New York

Sun. 3/15- Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tue. 3/17- Rams Head Live in Baltimore, Maryland

Wed. 3/18- Arizona Pete’s in Greensboro, North Carolina

Thu. 3/19- The Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia

Fri. 3/20- Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Sat. 3/21- The Orpheum in Tampa, Florida

Mon. 3/23- White Oak Music Hall in Houston, Texas

Tue. 3/24- Empire Control Room & Garage in Austin, Texas

Wed. 3/25- Canton Hall in Dallas, Texas

Fri. 3/27- The Oriental Theater in Denver, Colorado

Sat. 3/28- The Complex in Salt Lake City, Utah

Mon. 3/30- Knitting Factory Concert House in Spokane, Washington

Tue. 3/31- El Corazon in Seattle, Washington

Wed. 4/1- Hawthorne Theatre in Portland, Oregon

Fri. 4/3- Ace of Spades in Sacramento, California

Sat. 4/4- Regent Theater in Los Angeles, California

Sun. 4/5- The Pressroom in Phoenix, Arizona

Tue. 4/7- Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Wed. 4/8- The Granada in Lawrence, Kansas

Thu. 4/9- Skyway Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Fri. 4/10- The Rave/Eagles Club Ballroom in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Sat. 4/11- The Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, Michigan

For tickets and further information on any of the gigs listed above, click here.

Fans can find The Devil Wears Prada at the following locations:

www.facebook.com/tdwp

www.tdwpband.com

  • Photo Credit:  Kim Casper at Garden State Band Connection
  • Disclaimer:  My apologies to the band, Atom Splitter PR for the memory card got corrupted.  We tried taking it to a camera repair shop and the files were beyond repair.  Special thanks to the band and Atom Splitter PR for everything.
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