Pics by Rodrigo Fredes
Swedish progressive rock/metal outfit Pain of Salvation recently set out on a round of headlining North American tour dates in support of their brand new album “In the Passing Light of Day,” which they released earlier this year through InsideOut Music (a partner of Century Media).
The tour launched in Tampa, FL last month and hit nine more cities like Toronto, ON and Buffalo, NY before coming to a grand close in New York City at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall on February 26. The NYC show saw the band performing tracks from their albums Road Salt One, Remedy Lane and a healthy dose of new songs from In the Passing Light of Day such as “Full Throttle Tribe,” “Reasons” and “On a Tuesday.”
During the band’s performance of their song “Ashes” (from 2000’s The Perfect Element, Part I), famed musician Mike Portnoy invaded the stage, temporarily relieving Pain of Salvation‘s Léo Margarit of his drumming duties (watch fan-filmed footage at the end of this post). For their encore, the band dished out an impressive cover of John Kander‘s “New York, New York” and ended their set with the title-track to In the Passing Light of Day.
Young rockers Next To None (featuring Mike Portnoy‘s son Max Portnoy) and New York’s own orchestral progressive rock unit Edensong opened the show.
Check out our full gallery from the Manhattan concert below.
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Pain of Salvation: