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The Devil Wars Prada mix nostalgia and a new, pumped up live show in Minneapolis (with ‘68 and Fit For A King)

Honestly I can’t remember the last time I’ve been to a show at The Varsity Theatre in Minneapolis, but over the summer when I was there almost once a week it became a favorite venue of mine in the Twin Cities. Luckily for me, The Devil Wears Prada’s ten year anniversary tour for their album “With Roots Above and Branches Below” made a stop at The Varsity and brought along ‘68 and Fit For A King.

It’s been quite some time since I saw ‘68, the last time at the beginning of 2017 in the middle of a snowstorm in Massachusetts, when the band opened for August Burns Red’s ten year anniversary tour. This band’s set is a frantic, fast paced, and relentless masterpiece; the almost chaotic stage presence paired with raw guitars and heavy hitting drums makes a perfect sonic match.

Next up was Texas based metalcore band Fit For A King. Their last stop through the Twin Cities was on their 2017 fall headliner, and that intimate show was only a taste of how intense their performance is. This time, the band threw in a few songs from their new album “Dark Skies” and hearing a few of those songs live for the first time was incredible and left me eagerly awaiting a headliner in support of that album. The crowd was definitely in attendance for the heavy metalcore, as Fit For A King inspired a mosh pit that lasted their entire set.

Finally it was time for The Devil Wears Prada to take the stage. Starting with a small selection of five songs outside of “With Roots Above and Branches Below,” the band only built the anticipation to hear the album front to back. Once that album began, the energy in the room spiked. I honestly cannot remember the last time I saw The Devil Wears Prada (probably 2012 or 2013), but their live performance has significantly improved and has become an insane live show. Between the excellent lighting to back their heavy brand of metal, and the nostalgia in seeing an incredible album, The Devil Wears Prada put on an incredible celebration of one of the best metalcore albums of 2009.

The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada

Fit For A King

Fit For A King

Fit For A King

Fit For A King

‘68

‘68

‘68

‘68

Alexa Chihos
Alexa Chihos is a music photographer based in Boston. See her work at alexachihosphotography.com.

The Devil Wars Prada mix nostalgia and a new, pumped up live show in Minneapolis (with ‘68 and Fit For A King)

Honestly I can’t remember the last time I’ve been to a show at The Varsity Theatre in Minneapolis, but over the summer when I was there almost once a week it became a favorite venue of mine in the Twin Cities. Luckily for me, The Devil Wears Prada’s ten year anniversary tour for their album “With Roots Above and Branches Below” made a stop at The Varsity and brought along ‘68 and Fit For A King.

It’s been quite some time since I saw ‘68, the last time at the beginning of 2017 in the middle of a snowstorm in Massachusetts, when the band opened for August Burns Red’s ten year anniversary tour. This band’s set is a frantic, fast paced, and relentless masterpiece; the almost chaotic stage presence paired with raw guitars and heavy hitting drums makes a perfect sonic match.

Next up was Texas based metalcore band Fit For A King. Their last stop through the Twin Cities was on their 2017 fall headliner, and that intimate show was only a taste of how intense their performance is. This time, the band threw in a few songs from their new album “Dark Skies” and hearing a few of those songs live for the first time was incredible and left me eagerly awaiting a headliner in support of that album. The crowd was definitely in attendance for the heavy metalcore, as Fit For A King inspired a mosh pit that lasted their entire set.

Finally it was time for The Devil Wears Prada to take the stage. Starting with a small selection of five songs outside of “With Roots Above and Branches Below,” the band only built the anticipation to hear the album front to back. Once that album began, the energy in the room spiked. I honestly cannot remember the last time I saw The Devil Wears Prada (probably 2012 or 2013), but their live performance has significantly improved and has become an insane live show. Between the excellent lighting to back their heavy brand of metal, and the nostalgia in seeing an incredible album, The Devil Wears Prada put on an incredible celebration of one of the best metalcore albums of 2009.

The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada

Fit For A King

Fit For A King

Fit For A King

Fit For A King

‘68

‘68

‘68

‘68

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