Bidding farewell to Thrice
The day that any music fan dreads has come for artful rockers known as Thrice. Beauteous and experimentally successful tones have graced every song released by the highly talented band. Sadly after 13 years of amazing music, Thrice is calling it quits; at least for now. After the current tour this is it. Hopefully the band is wrong with their planned hiatus and will return in the future, but we can only hope.
Music from “The Whaler” to “Firebreather” showcases the wide range of music Thrice was able to master in their incredibly pleasing career. The same music that makes the hair stand up on the back of your neck is amazing to hear coming from the same band that can give you music to scream your lungs out and jump up and down to.
Very few bands have this ability and influence on such a loving fan base, most notably seen in Thrice’s live performance of “Image of the Invisible,” which was one of the most involved instances of fans singing along to a song I’ve ever seen. This hype song known by every Thrice fan and many more brought a tear to my eye as I heard the crowd screaming along to the chorus of one of Thrice’s smash hits.
Elegantly playing material old and new, Thrice’s setlist was a fashionable combination of their recent release Major/Minor, smash hits, and songs from the very early days of Thrice. Most notable was the four song run including “Of Dust and Nations,” “Red Sky,” “Firebreather,” and “The Earth Will Shake,” only adding to the jaw dropping show Thrice brought to the stage.
Thrice’s impeccable show lead me to think about why they might be stopping what they do best. The whole show just flowed, and flowed with some amazing music. Although the show was fantastic, I’m going to speculate and say there might be a little tension between the members judging by the lack of interaction between one another. Either they didn’t want anything to do with each other or they were really concentrated on playing their best for what could be the last Thrice tour the world will see.
Adding to the amazing appearance of Thrice the three piece instrumental act Animals as Leaders had the honor of opening for Thrice on their “final” run. The mind boggling flurry of notes emulating from dual guitarists threw the room into a whirlwind of artful music that rivals the talent of most masters of music.
I feel privileged to have been a part of such an iconic band in the alternative music world and genuinely hope to see these guys in the future. Thrice’s farewell tour hasn’t wrapped up yet so fans still have some time to catch them and their amazing live music.