Los Angeles heavy metal favorites Bad Wolves and Lancaster alt-metal quartet From Ashes to New brought their co-headline ‘What’s In Your Head Tour’ to New York City’s Gramercy Theatre on June 19th. Prior to Bad Wolves‘ set, the band took a moment to present Dolores O’Riordan‘s son Taylor, step-son Donny Jr., and ex-husband Don Burton with a check in the amount of $250,000, funds accumulated from the sale of Bad Wolves‘ popular cover of The Cranberries’ song “Zombie.”
Bad Wolves went on to close out their huge set in NYC with said ultra successful cover song, but before that, the high-flying Tommy Vext and crew would go on to perform all but one track off of their debut studio album, Obey. NYC circle pitted to new crushers like “Learn to Live,” “Remember When,” “Better the Devil,” and “Toast to the Ghost.” Being as she is featured on the track, the stunning Diamante appropriately made an appearance during the band’s performance of their current single “Hear Me Now.”
From Ashes to New hit the stage second to last, performing an energetic set featuring a slew of new songs from their fresh full-length, The Future, including tracks “The Future,” “Wake Up,” “Gone Forever,” “Broken,” “Forgotten,” “Crazy,” “My Name,” and “Nowhere to Run.” Along with an impressive Link Park mashup highlighting songs “Heavy” and “Papercut,” FATN also dished out songs from their 2013 self-titled debut EP and 2016 debut LP, Day One.
Diamante is Boston-raised, Los Angeles-based and of Mexican / Italian / American heritage and her fans were out in full-force in Manhattan as hundreds cheered and jammed out to the up-and-coming rocker and her dynamic backing band during their direct support slot. Diamante, with her flowing shiny blue hair and bright red spandex catsuit, used the NYC spotlight to introduce her fans to new songs from her debut LP, Coming In Hot, performing “Kind of Love,” “Bulletproof,” “Had Enough,” “Sleepwalking,” and “War Cry.” Diamante also treated the crowd to her 2014 single “Bite Your Kiss” and a cover of Skid Row‘s “Youth Gone Wild.”
As a last-minute addition and a welcomed surprise, Brooklyn’s own metalcore act Locked In A Vacancy opened the evening, playing their first gig since 2012. The gang performed rippers like “Burning the Bridge to Terabithia,” “Existentially Ineffectual,” “The Lion and the Unicorn,” a horn-raising rendition of Iron Maiden‘s “Trooper” and more.
Check out live shots from NYC in the gallery below!
Coming up at Gramercy Theatre:
08/01 – Attila, Spite, Suicide Silence, Volumes, Cross Your Fingers
08/07 – Gin Blossoms
08/15 – Station, Tempt, Four Trips Ahead, Bob Dee with Petro, Less Than None
Locked in a Vacancy: