Eighteen Visions Unleash ‘Live Again’ Video, Play First Show in a Decade
The date that Eighteen Visions have been building toward finally occurred on Friday (June 2). Not only did the band release their highly anticipated XVIII album and a new video for the song "Live Again," but they also played their first show in a decade, taking over the Observatory in Santa Ana, Calif. in the midst of their home crowd.
The "Live Again" video, directed by Michael R. Garcia, is a visually stunning piece, as we see a barefoot woman climb out to the ledge of a tall building as the skies turn from greyish to red and plunging through the air to the darkness below, where she's greeted in a blackened room by the band's frontman, James Hart. Eventually the darkness drifts away, with the woman surrounded by the band's members in a room of white and red and holding a key to destruction. Watch it all play out above.
"Live Again" was initially written as a tribute to the band's late bandmate Mick Morris. Guitarist Keith Barney told us, "We knew we wanted to do something for him on the record, so yeah, it was a really important song for us to do. I think musically, the lyrics were written for that song afterwards. Musically that song just had a nice, had the right vibe to be the bed for that music, and the end of that song has that just straight f–king breakdown at the end and it just kind of wraps the whole thing up nicely."
"Live Again" is featured on Eighteen Visions' new album, XVIII, which arrived on Friday (June 2). The release was the band's first in just over a decade and they capped the special day with their first performance since shutting it down in 2007. Now a trio, but receiving help from Stick to Your Guns' Josh James for shows, the band showed that a decade has not tempered their rage, as they delivered a commanding set at the Observatory in Santa Ana.
They opened their set with "She Looks Good in Velvet" and closed the night with "Tower of Snakes." In between the band added a mix of older favorites as well as new songs from XVIII like "Crucified," "Oath" and "Live Again." See fan-shot footage from the show below.
Eighteen Visions Play "She Looks Good in Velvet" at the Observatory in Santa Ana
Eighteen Visions Play "Crucified" at the Observatory in Santa Ana
Eighteen Visions Play "Oath" at the Observatory in Santa Ana
Eighteen Visions Play "Tower of Snakes" at the Observatory in Santa Ana
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