GALLERY: “CTRL + ALT + DEL” Tour Featuring Sleeping With Sirens, Don Broco, Point North, & Garzi – Sacramento, CA – 8.7.22
With the exclusion of a handful of festival dates in the tail end of 2021, its been two and half years since the last time the American post-hardcore/pop rock veterans Sleeping With Sirens have hit the road. But with the release of the band’s freshly released single, “Crosses”, and the announcement of their upcoming album ‘Complete Collapse’, the stage was set for a massive four week cross-country tour they’ve dubbed the “Ctrl + Alt + Del” Tour.
With support from Don Broco, Point North, and Garzi, the 24-date run began on July 14th in Chicago, IL and concluded on August 14th in Kansas City, MO. Wrapping up week 3, the “Ctrl + Alt + Del” Tour made its way to Sacramento’s Ace Of Spades — Sleeping With Sirens‘ first appearance in California’s capitol city since 2015.
It would appear the band’s absence was heavily felt in the city of Sacramento. Their last scheduled tour before the COVID pandemic hit featured a date with The Amity Affliction at this exact venue before cancellation of the tour. With said tour having sold-out immediately, it was no surprise that SWS were able to fully pack out the house yet again.
Entering with “Break Me Down” from the band’s 2019 record ‘How It Feels To Be Lost’, the crowd erupted when frontman Kellin Quinn an co. took the stage. The first half mainly featuring tracks from the band’s second half of their catalog such as “Leave It All Behind”, “Talking To Myself”, “Go Go Go”, and new single “Crosses”, to name a few. The second half began with a three song acoustic session featuring performances of “Scene Five: With Ears To See, and Eyes to Hear”, “Scene Two: Roger Rabbit”, and their viral cover of Goo Goo Dolls‘ iconic track “Iris”. Though we were 12 songs into their 16 song set list, this was definitely the loudest the crowd was heard all night; a truly beautiful moment.
The rest of the band returned to the stage for performances of their 2021 single “Bloody Knuckles” and “If I’m James Dean, You’re Audrey Hepburn”. After a brief exit, the band graced the stage one more time for their encore performances of “Do It Now Remember It Later” and “If You Can’t Hang” — ending the night.
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