Live – Too Close To Touch in Chicago
Lexington, KY post hardcore outfit, Too Close To Touch recently played to a sold out crowd at Chicago’s Beat Kitchen as part of a month long trek with Houston pop punks Waterparks. Even though Too Close To Touch wasn’t officially billed as the headliner I can assure you that the lion’s share of concert goers that night in Chicago were there to see them.
The last twelve months has been pretty good for the fellas in Too Close To Touch. Not only did they spend the entire summer of 2016 on the Vans Warped tour, they won the Alternative Press Music Award for “Best Underground Band”, they released of their sophomore L.P. Haven’t Been Myself (Epitaph) to critical acclaim and to top it off they hit the road with Crown the Empire and blessthefall. So, needless to say these guys are a touring machine and it shows in their live performance which is ultra high energy and well put together.
Guitar players, Mason Marble and Thomas Kidd do their damnedest to keep the crowd churning when they step out of the shadows. Vocalist, Keaton Pierce is the show stopper though, as it should be. Throughout their set Keaton was engaging and playful with the audience as well as relatable in his life experience that he dished out to the crowd. My only concern was that Keaton Pierce’s voice sounded pretty shot and was definitely in need of a few days off. That said; Pierce signed, hugged and chatted to any and all of their fans after the set which is a testament to their popularity.
To put it plainly, Too Close To Touch seem to have figured out the one lesson that so many “veteran” bands either forgot or never learned ….. Leave everything they have on the stage, be humble and appreciative to and of your fans and they’ll always be loyal!
- Miss Your Face
- What I Wish I Could Forget
- Until I Collapse
- Hell To Pay
- The Art of Eye Contact
- What a Shame
- Someday/Perfect World
- Nerve Endings
- Crooked Smile