GALLERY: ‘The Fallout’ 10 Year Anniversary Tour featuring Crown The Empire, Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows, The Word Alive, & Until I Wake
‘The Fallout’. The iconic 2012 debut album that catapulted Crown The Empire to the limelight is currently celebrating its 10 year anniversary with a massive 25 date tour across the US.
With support coming from Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows, The Word Alive, and Until I Wake, Crown The Empire made their way to The UC Theatre in Berkeley, CA for night five of ‘The Fallout’ 10 Year Anniversary Tour.
Check out a full gallery of the night below. Photos by photographer Luis Rosales.
Until I Wake
First off on the bill were the post-hardcore newcomers Until I Wake. Having signed to Fearless Records in 2021, the band have been steadily gaining momentum with each new single released in the last year. Taking the stage with “Nightmares” from their 2021 self-titled EP, Until I Wake immediately captivated the crowd’s attention. After a performance of “Sinking Under”, he band followed up with back to back performances of newer singles “Inside My Head” and “Octane”, showcasing a bit of the band’s new material from their upcoming debut album. The five song set list was wrapped up with a performance of the band’s biggest track “Self Medicated”, starting the night off on the perfect note.
The Word Alive
Next up was The Word Alive starting out with a performance of their 2017 standalone single “Misery” followed by a performance of “Trapped” from their 2016 album ‘Dark Matter’. This set the tone of the performance right off the bat as the nine song set was one of the most eclectic setlists I’ve ever seen them perform. With The Word Alive‘s 2012 classic ‘Life Cycles’ also turning 10 this year, the band also treated fans to performances of “Entirety”, “Dragon Spell”, and title track “Life Cycles” which were very well received by the Berkeley crowd. Other set highlights included performances of “MONOMANIA” and “SEARCHING FOR GLORY” from their latest full length album ‘MONOMANIA’, and their set closer “Why Am I Like This?”.
Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows
The biggest pop of the night happened the second Craig Owens took the stage with Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows (D.R.U.G.S.) for a performance of their classic track “The Only Thing You Talk About”. It did not take long for me to realize that Owens is still, in fact, THAT guy. His ability to control the crowd while also delivering a flawless performance is what makes him one of the greatest frontmen to come out of this scene — period. The set list featured a balanced mix of the band’s newer material such as “Destiny”, “Gold”, “The Longest Road”, “Outcasts VS Everyone”, as well as tracks from their 2011 record ‘D.R.U.G.S.’ such as “Mr. Owl Ate My Metal Worm”, “Sex Life”, and set closer “If You Think This Song Is About You, It Probably Is”.
Crown The Empire
Finally, Crown The Empire took the stage. Performing ‘The Fallout’ in its entirety (out of order, however), the band started their 75 minute set off with performances of the title track “The Fallout“, “Two’s Too Many”, and “Menace”. Switching gears into the band’s newer material, the band treated fans with a performance of “In Another Life” before jumping into “Memories of a Broken Heart”. Having seen Crown perform various times in the last 10 years, it was exciting to see the frontman vocalist Andy Leo has become over time; never allowing the energy to die down for a second. The second half of the set also featured performances of “BLURRY (Out of Place)” and “What I Am” from their 2019 album ‘Sudden Sky’, “Machines” from 2014’s ‘The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways’, their latest single “Dancing With The Dead” and “Makeshift Chemistry”. After briefly getting off stage, Crown The Empire returned to close off their set with “Oh, Catastrophe” and the legendary “Johnny’s Revenge” to finish the night.