Post-hardcore punks I Prevail haven't let up since they first grabbed fans' attention with their incendiary cover of Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" in 2014. The band sets itself apart from the pack with a unique mix of raw punk energy, catchy hooks, and electronic textures, and in concert it all gets turned up to 11 with mosh pit-inspiring standouts like "Crossroads", "Love, Lust, and Liars", and "The Enemy". Clean singer Brian Burkheiser carries the melodies on their calm segments before screamer Eric Vanlerberghe unleashes the beast on their savage breakdowns. It's a yin-yang approach that never fails to fire up crowds at their infectiously high-energy live shows. For their Strike the Match Tour in 2016, I Prevail is teaming up with The White Noise and My Enemies & I to bring their memorable choruses and hard-hitting tones to ticket buyers across North America.
Since they first came together in Southfield, MI in 2013, I Prevail has quickly gone from local favorite to viral sensation. The group – initially comprised of Brian Burkheiser (clean vocals), Eric Vanlerberghe (scream vocals), Steve Menonian (lead guitar), Jordan Berger (rhythm guitar), and Lee Runestad (drums) – immediately started recording demos following their first rehearsals. Things took off when they released their post-hardcore version of Taylor Swift's "Blank Space", which received over 20 million views on YouTube and was featured on the compilation Punk Goes Pop, Vol. 6. Their 2015 debut EP Heart Vs. Mind garnered more attention for the group, helping them land opening spots for artists like Crown the Empire, Hollywood Undead, and Pop Evil. I Prevail thrilled fans with the announcement of their headlining Strike the Match Tour in 2016, which is set to bring their electrifying live show to audiences in the US and Canada.
I Prevail and Starset were both unbelievably good. It was easy to get in the front, their lineup was awesome, and the sound was great. The venue was a little tight, but still clean and easy enough to navigate. Could have done without Vamps, but hey. At least they were entertaining. But how were my tickets so inexpensive... total steal of the year, concert wise.
I Prevail Rocks!
I Prevail did not disappoint. Their stage presence was awesome, engaging with people in the crowd, keeping everyone pumped and into the show in between songs. They had a ton of energy through the entire show, which really got everyone in the crowd to be bouncing off the walls with energy. Just a fantastic, fun time! I will definitely be seeing this band again!
Missed the first opening band, but the two I saw killed it. I Prevail put on an absolutely fantastic show. I'd give more than 5 stars if I could. Seriously, if you're into this music, go see 'em live!
I prevail was amazing
This was the best night of my entire life they are the best band I've ever came across it's definitely a must go to
I Previal was awesome
It was great to see them live again. I also like that it was in a smaller venue.