Motionless In White - House of Blues, San Diego - photo credit: Joshua Weesner

Motionless In White at the House of Blues in San Diego, CA

Kicking off 2017, Motionless In White, along with Falling In Reverse and Issues, embarked on a winter run through the United States for “The End is Here” Tour. Beginning in Tempe, AZ,  the month-long trek made its final stop at the legendary House of Blues in San Diego, CA.

The roar of the crowd was quite deafening as Motionless In White took over the stage from fellow co-headliners, Issues, and delivered another epic performance. While crowd surfers continually launched themselves toward the band, lead singer Chris Motionless, guitarists Ricky Horror and Ryan Sitkowski, bassist Devin “Ghost” Sola and drummer Vinny Mauro, blasted through a well chosen playlist encompassing an even mix of all three of their previous albums, as well as two new releases, “Eternally Yours” and “570.” Both road-tested tracks will appear on the highly anticipated fourth full-length album, Graveyard Shift, slated to drop on May 5, via their new label Roadrunner Records.

There was no doubt why this Sunday night’s show was bursting at capacity. Motionless In White put on an awesome show. When audiences see them live they can expect all senses to be stimulated—in the best way possible. From the theatrical stage setup, complete with glowing jack-o-lanterns and dozens of melting candles to a creepy manteau-clad clown, who appeared on stage complete with water-gun and candy. Interconnect the visual stimulation of their live show with their aggressive level of organized musical brutality and one can begin to grasp the synergy that Motionless In White and their dedicated fans share—a unity that most bands should aspire to.

As Motionless In White ended their powerful set, it was clear the masterful musicians gave every ounce of energy to the San Diego crowd, who returned it back with screams, applause and awe—the sweaty masses on the floor level and the party on the balcony would no doubt be the cause of much chatter on social media the following morning.    

This Spring Motionless In White will be performing at several U.S. festivals.

For more information and upcoming tour dates, visit motionlessinwhite.net.

Text and photos by Joshua Weesner of Stand Up Alone Productions

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