10 Years of Constellations Tour Takes Over House of Blues Orlando
August Burns Red took the 10 Years of Constellations Tour to the House of Blues Orlando on Thursday and they brought their friends Silverstein and Silent Planet to Rock the 407. Kyle Martin was in Orlando, Florida with My4oh7 keeping our Music fans #LockedIN.
Metalcore titans August Burns Red shook the rafters at House of Blues on Thursday, Aug. 1, with a powerful start-to-finish performance of their seminal album “Constellations.”
Orlando’s stop was deep in the middle of a national tour celebrating the 10th anniversary of the band’s third album, which includes encore favorite White Washed.
While the setlist carried no surprises, the band kept it interesting with both frontman Jake Luhrs and lead guitarist JB Brubaker taking up bass duties, while bassist Dustin Davidson took charge on guitar for “Rationalist.”
The playthrough of all 12 songs on Constellations allowed the band to shake off the dust on several rarely played tracks, including closer Crusades, the punishing Indonesia and slow-burner Meridian. The band’s nonstop energy was returned full-force by a crowd that kept the pit swirling until Luhr’s last raspy note.
Keeping with ABR tradition, drummer Matt Greiner kicked off the encore with a rousing drum solo, which was matched this time with Davidson playing alongside on a mini-drum kit. The crowd-pleasing act launched the band into four more songs: Ghosts, from 2015’s “Found in Far Away Places”; Invisible Enemy from ABR’s most recent LP, “Phantom Anthem”; a surprisingly good cover of punk juggernaut’s NOFX’s “Linoleum”; and the delicious galloping breakdowns of “Composure” from Messengers.
Supporting them on tour are Silverstein, who kept the crowd moving with their signature blend of emo, metal and pop punk, and the cerebral metalcore of Silent Planet.