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Chevelle invites SOLD OUT NYC crowd to 'get some' - they happily oblige
On Wednesday night, Chevelle & 1,200 of their biggest fans spent a few hours packed into a SOLD OUT Irving Plaza in NYC. The impressively large capacity crowd didn't give off the laid-back vibe that a weeknight crowd often does at Irving, though - quite the contrary in fact.
It's good to see a band like Chevelle coming to town & selling out a venue like Irving Plaza. It was over a decade ago that Chevelle was making the rounds on an opening slot on anearly iteration of the SnoCore tour, so it is only fitting that after the massive success their 6 full-length studio albums have garnered that they'd be coming to town as the headliner.
Throughout the sets of both support acts, Middle Class Rut & Janus, the energy level and intensity in the room remained high. By the time the Illinois based 3-piece took the stage around 9:45pm, the droves of sweating & alcohol-saturated rock fans were ready to let it all out - and that's precisely what they did.
Opening with "Anti-Saint", the first track off of 2007's "Vena Sera", the band set the tone, which was unmistakably heavy. They went on to rattle through a variety of songs that spanned their entire career, from early fan favorites like "Closure", "Forfeit", "Wonder What's Next" & "Send The Pain Below" to newer tracks like "Letter From a Theif", "Jars" and the title track off their newest record, "Hats Off To The Bull".
After two hours & nearly 20 songs, the band left the stage for a moment & the familiar chants of "one more song, one more song, one more song..." ensued. Never a band to disappoint, the Loeffler brothers and their Brother-in-Law bassist returned to the stage for not a one, but a two song encore consisting of what is most likely their hallmark song, "The Red" & "Face to the Floor".
Chevelle's most recent release, "Hats Off To The Bull" has received very positive criticism since it's release this past December. The record, as well as the band's entire catalog, can be purchased here.