GALLERY: ‘Trinity of Terror Tour’ Featuring Ice Nine Kills, Motionless In White, Black Veil Brides, & Lilith Czar – San Jose, CA – 3.19.22
The Trinity of Terror Tour — the blockbuster triple headliner featuring Ice Nine Kills, Motionless In White, Black Veil Brides, and opener Lilith Czar made its way to San Jose, CA for the sold-out third night of its North American run.
Kicking things off was the artist formerly-known as Juliet Simms, Lilith Czar. Though this was only her second tour under the name Lilith Czar (the first being the opening band for the Evanescence / Halestorm tour), fans in attendance were vocally eager for this performance — even beginning a “Lilith Czar” chant in the first few rows.
Czar’s six song set list featured performances primarily from her debut album ‘CREATED FROM FILTH AND DUST’ such as “Feed My Chaos”, “100 Little Deaths”, “Lola”, “King”, and “Anarchy”. Half way through, she slipped in a cover of Stevie Nicks’ legendary track “Edge of Seventeen”. A fantastic way to begin the night.
Motionless In White
With the lineup order changing every night, up next on this night was a performance by Motionless In White who opened with the ‘Disguise’ track “Thoughts & Prayers”. The loudest pop of the night so far came the second frontman Chris Motionless took the stage.
The first half of the set heavily featured performances from the band’s 2017 record ‘Graveyard Shift’ which included “Necessary Evil”, “Voices”, and “Soft”. Shortly after telling fans in the crowd that they are witnessing “the coolest tour they’ll ever see”, MIW treated those in attendance with a performance of their recently released single “Cyberhex”. Nearing the end of the set, the crowd lit the venue up with their phones as the band continued with a performance of “Another Life” before closing things off with “Eternally Yours”.
Black Veil Brides
Up next on the bill was Black Veil Brides with a set list that spanned their decade plus career performing a track (or more) from each album. Andy Biersack and co. took the stage starting out with “Faithless” from their 2014 self-titled album.
Having dropped their latest album ‘The Phantom Tomorrow’ October 2021, BVB performed two of the album’s singles: “Crimson Skies” and “Scarlet Cross”. Immediately after, the band jumped into back to back performances of two of their oldest tracks “All Your Hate” and “Knives and Pens”. Closing the set with fan-favorite track “In The End” had the entire building singing along to their grand finale.
Ice Nine Kills
It’s been a few years since I’ve caught INK live (I completely missed out on the first ‘Silver Scream’ tour cycle). To say Ice Nine Kills’ live shows have leveled up in the last few years would criminally be an understatement. The “ICE NINE KILLS” crowd chants began just seconds after Black Veil Brides got off stage and continued on and off during the changeover. A quick glance around the room and I noticed the high amount of INK merch. The anticipation was high for their performance, which on this night would be the closing set.
With a set list that almost entirely featured tracks from the band’s newest album ‘The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood’, the crowd erupted as the set intro “Opening Night” played on the massive LED screen. Ice Nine Kills took the stage opening with “Welcome To Horrorwood”. Frontman Spencer Charnas was a flawless sounding madman on this night and the crowd was the loudest it had been the entirety of the night. INK brought their songs to life with theatrical antics on tracks like “Hip To Be Scared” and “It Is The End”. Other tracks on the set list included “Wurst Vacation”, “Stabbing In The Dark”, “Rainy Day”, “Take Your Pick”, “Ex-Mørtis”, “The Shower Scene”, “Funeral Derangements”, and set closer “The American Nightmare”.
Ice Nine Kills are arguable at the top of the modern metal mountain mastering the art of live performance. Shortly before beginning the ‘Trinity of Terror’ tour, INK opened for Metallica in Las Vegas with more dates scheduled with them for later this year. It is now Ice Nine Kills’ fucked up, cinematic world, and we’re just living in it.
March 25 – Boise, Idaho @ Revolution Concert House
March 26 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Great Salt Air
March 27 – Grand Junction, Colo. @ Grand Junction Convention Center
March 29 – Wichita, Kan. @ Cotillion Ballroom
March 30 – Oklahoma City, Okla. @ The Criterion
April 01 – Des Moines, Iowa @ Val Air Ballroom
April 02 – Chicago, Ill. @ Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
April 03 – Oshkosh, Wis. @ Oshkosh Arena
April 04 – Fargo, N.D. @ Butler Arena at RRV Fairground
April 06 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ 20 Monroe
April 07 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ UPMC Events Center
April 08 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ The Pavilion at Pan Am
April 09 – Pikeville, Ky. @ Appalachian Wireless Arena
April 11 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ Buffalo Riverworks
April 13 – Wallingford, Ct. @ The Dome
April 14 – Portland, Maine @ Cross Insurance Arena
April 15 – Huntington, N.Y. @ Paramount Theater
April 16 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Fillmore
April 19 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Avondale Brewing Company
April 21 – St. Augustine, Fla. @ Saint Augustine Amphitheatre*
April 22 – Tampa, Fla. @ Amalie Arena*
April 23 – Orlando, Fla. @ Central Florida Fairground*
April 24 – Myrtle Beach, S.C. @ House of Blues
April 26 – Charlotte, N.C. @ Fillmore
April 27 – Norfolk, Va. @ Chartway Arena