By: Jaaziel Job
Photos: Marcus Lin / LIVE! EMPIRE
Tonight Alive, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Anberlin took with them hearts of fans at the first installation of SHUT UP AT LISTEN held at The Coliseum, Singapore. It was a night of jumping, dancing, head-banging and tears!
Playing on Singapore soil for the first time, Australian natives - TONIGHT ALIVE rocked the SUL stage with so much passion and enthusiasm. Channelling crowd favourites like 'Starlight' and 'Wasting Away', it was no surprise that the crowd danced and sang along. Lead vocalist Jenna McDougall teared it up with her flawless vocals and killer stage presence; reminding us why pop-punk needs more female vocalists! 'Amelia', a song dedicated to a late friend of Jenna's - left fans undoubting of the band's talent and ability to take their audience on an emotional journey. Tonight Alive is definitely a band you want to keep an eye out for!
THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS were next! Having played at our sunny shores before, Frontman Ronnie Winter knew what was installed for him. The crowd sang, head-banged and screamed as the band performed new and old songs alike. Newest member - Lead guitarist Josh Burke stole the spotlight with his killer guitar solos and flawless playing throughout the entire set! The Florida based band recently celebrated their 10th anniversary and have no intentions on slowing down.
Alternative Rock band Anberlin were the last to hit the SUL'13 stage. Known for their killer live shows, Anberlin is another band that's been around for a decade. Singaporean fans were treated to a feast as the band recharged the crowd with a heart-pumping live show. Stephen Christian showcased his excellent vocal ability and stage presence as the audience - a young crowd full of energy, sang along and proved that Anberlin shouldn't' have waited 4 years to return to our island city! Closing the night with a fan favourite- 'A Day Late', Anberin left fans happier than ever
Love Out Loud
Fall Out Boy
Set In Motion
Before You Exit
These Brittle Bones
Boys Like Girls
Hands Like Houses
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