Vamps Bring ‘Trouble’ to New York City With DJ Sid Wilson + Killcode
Japanese rock act Vamps warmed up a snowy New York City as they headlined Roseland Ballroom over the weekend. Support included DJ Sid Wilson and Killcode.
Upon arriving at Roseland Ballroom the line got longer as fans held their ground with their umbrellas and blankets while waiting outside as flurries came down and the frigid weather took hold. It was evident from the very beginning of the night that Vamps fans are as diehard as they come.
The rock duo formed by frontman Hyde and lead guitarist K.A.Z. started their set with ‘Vampire Depression’ but there was not a depressed soul in Roseland Ballroom. Everyone jumped and sang to such infectious tracks as ‘Trouble,’ ‘Midnight Celebration’ and ‘Hunting.’ It’s no surprise why Hyde is such a megastar in Japan as he had the crowd in the palm of his hands.
The production of the entire show was incredible and the lighting invoked the emotion portrayed in Hyde’s dreamy melodies. The sound of the band as a whole is filled with layers. If it’s not the melodies then it’s heavy and gritty guitar riffs or their infusion of electronic dance beats and keyboards that get fans pumped and dancing.
After performing ‘Sweet Dreams’ the band and fans celebrated their drummer Arimatsu’s birthday by bringing out a cake and singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to him. They immediately put him to work after by requesting a drum solo from him. The night ended on a high note as the crowd bounced to favorites such as ‘Love Addict’ and ‘Sex Blood Rock N’ Roll.’
Earlier in the night, Slipknot member Sid Wilson took the stage as DJ Sid Wilson and provided fans with an eclectic mix of beats and sounds. Openers Killcode kicked off the bill and had the crowd clapping and rocking out. It was a big night for the hometown boys since their set at Roseland Ballroom was one of their biggest shows in their career so far.
Check Out Photos of Vamps, DJ Sid Wilson + Killcode Performing in NYC Below:
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