The Black Veil Brides were back once again and having just seen/reported on their April appearance on the AP Tour, I admit that I was a little surprised to find them returning to NYC so quickly. Let’s face it, some bands take more than a year to come back around but clearly that was not going to be the case with these guys. I learned that this show was a Fan Appreciation event and as with the last two gigs I had attended would be at the Gramercy Theatre. You can read all about the concert and enjoy the photo gallery by clicking the logo below as that will take you over to the main PiercingMetal.com site. Then keep on scrolling down in this blog post to see a number of other images and treats that we are only showcasing here.
It’s always nice to see the bands name up in lights and most especially when it is showcased like this. Welcome to the sold out show. If you didn’t have a ticket then you were not paying attention early enough for this one.
I always love to head down to the merchandise tables to see what is going on and this would be my mission once inside. I did have about thirty minutes of free time before the band came on to entertain the room after all. The first thing we found were the awesome shirts. I think I like the logo shirt on black the best but of course the one with the five members on it from the new album looks nice as well. As you can see there is also a poster for you to hang in your room. Those days are over for me but perhaps if PiercingMetal redoes its office layout at our HQ that I will start decorating with things like this again.
Next up is something I am starting to see a lot more of as concerts come through town and that is a decorative Skateboard Deck. This was very impressive and kind of foreboding when it came down to it. I am sorry but I do not know who did the artwork. I do like seeing this as a new medium for bands though.
Some music fans might already be very aware of the Heartagram logo that HIM sports and here is the Black Veil Brides take on something like this. It took me awhile to realize what it was and it is apparently five BVB logos. One for each member of the band. Okay so I am lying. I never figured this out on my own and was informed of what it was about by the charming girl selling the merchandise. Thanks again.
This patch was not being sold tonight and I think I got mine when I received some stuff about the band from their publicity team. Don’t worry fans, I am sure that you can get your hands on one of these very easily and add it to your jacket to show how much you enjoy this band.
Being a lifelong, or almost lifelong KISS fan I love that the Black Veil Brides have buttons out there with their images on them. Of course this packet of five buttons should have been upped to seven to allow for a logo and that symbol we saw used above on the necklace a couple of photos above. Sadly I was left out of the marketing meetings for this and could not offer my views up about it
Of course the CD “Set The World On Fire” was readily available for the fans to purchase and this was the special edition. It comes with a poster.
I mentioned how one of the fans was dressed as Batman or I guess Batgirl considering this was a young lady, well, I asked her if she would let me snap a photo of her in this costume and she said sure. I just loved the very Batman-esque stance and how the others around her pretended indifference to the shenanigans that were happening.
The funny thing was that she felt people would not believe her if I used the photo in my article so she unmasked for me briefly in order to have more visual proof. Now I have read a lot of comics in my day and this is just not something you find happening all that much. I sure hope The Joker is not reading the PiercingMetal Blogs.
Backstage we found the schedule for this evening’s performance. Usually this lists all of the performers and their set times, but with BVB being the only group on the show, it only showcased what their time of performance would be and when the show was going to end. Behind this door the band readied themselves for their return assault on the NYC fans.
I mentioned that the one and only Sebastian Bach was at the concert and was lucky enough to have gotten a chance to snap a photo of him and Andy Six.
I also discovered that Joe Letz, the drummer for Combichrist, was in the venue and chit chatting with the band. Here he is with Black Veil Brides drummer Christian Coma aka CC.
Closing up I figured I would show you just how tough the life of a traveling musician is as we catch up very briefly with bassist Ashley Purdy and a table full of his beautiful lady friends. It was a pleasure to meet them all.
The band and their friends then faded into the NYC night and would continue on to the next Warped Tour appearance. I didn’t hit that event this year and have yet to in all honesty. It seems like a hell of a lot of work to do it properly for reporting but someday I am sure I will go.
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