From Ashes to New at the Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls on December 15th, 2023.
Photos and Review by The Pit Magazine Contributor David Desin Photography
From Ashes to New Ignites Niagara Falls with Electrifying Blackout Tour
From Ashes to New brought their explosive Blackout Tour to the Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls on December 15th, 2023, leaving fans at the edge of their seats and The Pit Magazine with a front row view of the action!
As the crowd eagerly filled the venue, the atmosphere buzzed with anticipation. From the first note, From Ashes to New was there to deliver an unforgettable night. The energy emanating from the stage, setting the tone for an evening of raw power and emotional intensity. The band kicked off the show with a relentless barrage of hits from their latest album, “Blackout,” igniting the crowd with the title track that instantly had everyone on their feet. The seamless blend of rap and rock elements characteristic of From Ashes to New’s sound resonated throughout the venue, creating a unique and captivating sonic experience.
Vocalist, Danny Case commanded the stage with an infectious charisma, connecting with the audience on a personal level. His dynamic vocal range effortlessly transitioned from melodic verses to fierce screams, showcasing the band’s versatility. The synergy between Case and the other members—Matt Brandyberry (vocals/guitar), Lance Dowdle (guitar), and Mat Madiro (drums)—was nothing short of electrifying.
The setlist was a carefully curated journey through the band’s discography, featuring crowd favorites like “Crazy” and “Through It All”. Each song was delivered with precision and emotion, creating a powerful connection between the band and their dedicated fans. The stage production and lighting design complemented the intensity of the music, enhancing the overall sensory experience. The play of lights, shadows, and visuals synchronized seamlessly with the music, amplifying the emotional impact of each song.
Niagara Falls, known for its natural wonders, witnessed a different kind of force that night—the force of From Ashes to New’s music resonating through every corner of the venue. The crowd in the pit, a sea of ecstatic fans, moshed and sang along, immersed in the sonic storm created by the band. The Pit Magazine had the privilege of capturing the essence of the concert, and it’s safe to say that From Ashes to New left an indelible mark on Niagara Falls that night. The Blackout Tour not only showcased the band’s musical prowess but also reaffirmed their status as a powerhouse in the rock scene.
In the aftermath of From Ashes to New’s performance, as the echoes of their final notes lingered in the air, the audience left the venue with a collective sense of exhilaration. The Blackout Tour had truly blacked out Niagara Falls, leaving an unforgettable imprint on the city and its passionate rock community.
Photos by The Pit Magazine photographer David Desin Photography, in Eerie, Pennsylvania. ©2023.
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