Bullet For My Valentine Screamed, Aimed And Blew Away The Fans At Franklin Music Hall In Philadelphia


The air was electric, and the anticipation palpable as music enthusiasts from all walks of life converged upon the Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia for a night that promised to be nothing short of a sonic onslaught. The stage was set, quite literally, for an evening of explosive rock and metal as Vended, Of Mice & Men, and Bullet For My Valentine took center stage. The audience braced themselves for a rollercoaster of emotions, a whirlwind of riffs, and a chorus of voices that would echo through the night. There was no doubt that each act would serve up their unique energy, personality, and musical prowess, making this concert a gathering of enthusiasts for the ages. The stage was ablaze, the speakers ready to roar, and the atmosphere was thick with the promise of a night that would be etched into the memory of every attendee.

Vended, the rock powerhouse fronted by none other than Griffen Taylor, brought the house down at Franklin Music Hall in a show that will be etched in the memories of fans for a long time. The energy in the venue was palpable as the band, composed of Griffen Taylor (vocals), Simon Crahan (drums), Jeremiah Pugh  (bass), and Connor Grodzicki (guitar), took the stage. From start to finish, Vended’s performance was a masterclass in rock showmanship.

The setlist was a sonic journey through Vended’s catalog, featuring a mix of powerful new tracks and beloved classics. The show began with the explosive “Ded to Me,” setting the tone for a night of high-octane rock.  Taylor’s commanding stage presence and his signature raw vocals held the crowd captive. Songs like “Am I the Only One” and “Overall” showcased the band’s tight musicianship and Taylor’s emotive storytelling. In an unexpected twist, Corey Taylor also delighted the audience with renditions of songs from his other projects, creating a sense of connection and nostalgia.

What made Vended’s performance truly special was the band’s genuine engagement with the audience.  Taylor’s witty banter and genuine interaction with fans made the night feel intimate despite the grandeur of the venue. The show was a raw and electrifying experience that left no one in doubt about the band’s power and prowess. Vended’s performance was surely an unforgettable night of rock music, proving that they are a tour de force in the genre and a must-see live act for rock enthusiasts.

Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia was transformed into a fiery crucible of post-hardcore and metalcore as Of Mice & Men took center stage in a show that left the crowd gasping for more. This powerhouse band, featuring Aaron Pauley (vocals/bass), Alan Ashby (lead guitar), Valentino Arteaga (drums), and Phil Manansala (rhythm guitar), delivered a performance that was nothing short of electrifying.

Of Mice & Men’s setlist was a relentless barrage of hits, showcasing their signature blend of emotional intensity and sonic power. They opened with “Bones Exposed,” and from that moment on, the crowd was entranced. Aaron Pauley’s vocal range, transitioning seamlessly from clean melodies to guttural screams, created a palpable emotional whirlwind. The band’s connection with the audience was evident as they performed songs like “Obsolete” and “Into the Sun,” prompting sing-alongs and fervent mosh pits. The high-energy stage presence and the seamless transition between tracks kept the crowd on the edge of their seats throughout the show, making it an unforgettable night of modern rock and metal.

The chemistry between the band members was evident as they moved through their set with precision and enthusiasm. Alan Ashby’s guitar work and Phil Manansala’s riff-heavy rhythms provided the backbone of the sound, while Valentino Arteaga’s thunderous drumming and Aaron Pauley’s magnetic stage presence completed the picture. The crowd was left with a sense of euphoria after the encore, which included fan-favorites like “Warpaint” and “Second & Sebring.” Of Mice & Men’s performance at Franklin Music Hall was a testament to their enduring relevance in the rock and metal scene and a must-see for fans of the genre.

Philadelphia’s Franklin Music Hall was engulfed in flames of metal as Bullet for My Valentine took the stage in a show that will undoubtedly be etched in the annals of rock history. This iconic band, featuring Matt Tuck (vocals/guitar), Michael “Padge” Paget (lead guitar), Jamie Mathias (bass), and Jason Bowld (drums), delivered a performance that was nothing short of a heavy metal maelstrom.

The setlist was a relentless onslaught of sonic power, a testimony to Bullet for My Valentine’s long-standing presence in the rock and metal scene. The band kicked off the night with a bang, launching into “Knives,” and from there, it was non-stop adrenaline. Matt Tuck’s charismatic stage presence and powerful vocals, paired with Padge’s searing guitar solos, ignited the crowd. The atmosphere reached a fever pitch as fans moshed and sang along to anthems like “Tears Don’t Fall,” “All of These Things I Hate (Revolve Around Me),” and “Scream Aim Fire.”

The would be no need for any encores on this night.  As Bullet For My Valentine would slam the exclamation point on their amazing performance as they closed out the set with a featuring “Suffocating Under Words of Sorrow (What Can I Do)” and “Waking the Demon,” leaving the audience in a state of euphoria.

The band’s technical prowess was on full display, creating an intense auditory and visual experience. The synchronized lighting and incredible musicianship elevated the performance, adding another layer to the overall atmosphere. Bullet for My Valentine’s set at Franklin Music Hall was a masterclass in modern metal, a testament to their unwavering dominance in the genre, and a must-see for any rock and metal enthusiast.

As the final notes of the night reverberated through the venue, it was clear that this concert had transcended the boundaries of mere entertainment and evolved into a shared experience that will linger in the hearts and minds of everyone present. Vended unleashed a raw, unapologetic energy, Of Mice & Men’s performance was nothing short of cathartic, but it was Bullet For My Valentine who seized the night, leaving an indelible mark on the souls of all in attendance. With a powerful fusion of heart-pounding rhythms and soul-stirring melodies, they ensured that the night would not soon be forgotten.

This was more than just a concert; it was a testament to the enduring power of rock and metal, an experience that united fans in a collective, thunderous chorus. As the echoes of the final song drifted away, the audience dispersed, but the memory of this remarkable night will undoubtedly resonate in their hearts for years to come. Bullet For My Valentine, alongside their fellow bands, gave their all, and in doing so, they left an indomitable legacy in the annals of live music performance.