Almost exactly a year after their last headlining performance in Colorado, Underoath took the stage once more at The Ogden Theatre on Saturday night to a jam-packed sold-out crowd. This time out on their Blind Obedience tour, the band brought along two hard-hitting openers, Loathe and Periphery to start off the show on the right foot, and from start to finish, the night was filled with good music, energetic fans and sing-alongs.
It’s rare when each band on a bill can effortlessly capture the attention of the crowd, but with Loathe kicking off the night with an energetic set and Periphery following it up with 45 minutes of mind-blowing songwriting, it came as no surprise that fans were enraptured from the very beginning of the night. Even those who weren’t familiar with the openers couldn’t deny their talent and stage presence, proving once more that Underoath know exactly how to build the perfect lineup.
Obviously, the man reason that The Ogden was packed, though, was for Underoath, and by the time they hit the stage, it was to the excited cheers of the crowd. Each time the band returns to Denver, they manage to quickly sell the show out, and as vocalist Spencer Chamberlain mentioned on stage partway through their set, this time, it sold out within just twenty-four hours, proving just how much Denver adores the band (and possibly proving that they should upgrade to a venue like Mission Ballroom next time around…)
Kicking off their set with fan-favorite track, “It’s Dangerous Business Walking Out Your Front Door”, Underoath didn’t pull any punches, either. The night was filled with long-time favorites from They’re Only Chasing Safety and Define The Great Line and peppered with newer, hard-hitting tracks like “Damn Excuses” from 2022’s Voyeurist and “On My Teeth” from Rapture. The band’s newest song, “Let Go” also felt right at home, sandwiched between “In Regards To Myself” and “Too Bright To See, Too Loud To Hear”. With a catalogue as massive as Underoath’s, building a setlist can’t be an easy task, but the fifteen songs played were the perfect celebration of where they’ve come from and the future of the influential band. Surprisingly, they didn’t play an encore, but by the time that the final notes of “Writing On The Walls” rung out as Spencer climbed and crowd-surfed through the sea of fans, it was safe to say that nobody was complaining.
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