In This Moment Concert Review The Black Widow Tour 3 Pill Morning, Starset, and Twelve Foot Ninja
The Black Widow Tour came to the Limelight Eventplex in Peoria, Illinois. All of the bands had performed in this area before. The metalheads were anxiously welcoming Maria Brink and In This Moment to this area steeped in rock and metal music.
3 Pill Morning started the evening and they put on a good set. The crowd was there early to see all the bands. 3 Pill Morning performed their notable songs of Rain and Loser. The crowd like their performance.
Next up was the cinematic group, Starset. They took the stage with a transparent forty inch touch screen that was hooked up to their Macbook. The band took the stage with blue lighted masks and black spandex pants except for the vocalist. He had black glasses and a bow tie. The band has only been around since 2013 and their album Transmissions has had two hits on it, My Demons and Carnivore. Starset has a definite theme and a story line to go along with the album. Dustin Bates, the vocalist of the band, told me about their upcoming novel to go along with the story about The Starset Society. You can find more on their website here.
Twelve Foot Ninja, the eclectic rock band from Australia performed and the crowd did like their set. Their sound is so different moving from rock to reggae. The singer performs in a ninja outfit sans the hood.
In This Moment took the stage after an elaborate set up that included changing out light bulbs on the lighted stairs. Tom Hane, Travis Johnson, Randy Weitzel, and Chris Howoth took the stage in black makeup as usual. The Blood Girls who are the dancers that support Maria took the stage and then Maria Brink, the vocalist came on stage wearing her black widow outfit complete with the black wide brimmed hat.
The show was theatrical with stage prop changes and steam flowing with fans blowing dry ice. Maria made several costume changes. The setlist included Sick Like Me, Adrenalize, Sex Metal Barbie. My personal favorites were performed Into The Light and Whore. There were as many men singing along to this song as women.
In This Moment releases their latest album Black Widow on November 17th. One of the singles Big Bad Wolf incorporates more electronic features however the live performance was definitely more metal. The night ended with choosing one of the fans to become “infected” and an encore of Blood.