Fresh off the release of their sixth full-length album, Transit Blues, Ohio’s The Devil Wears Prada are in the midst of a co-headliner with labelmates Memphis May Fire on the Rise Up Tour. We caught up with the tour as it made its way to the hallowed grounds of The Palladium in Worcester, MA on October 20th. Playing before a packed lower level of the venue, TDWP put on a killer set chock full of both older fan-favorites and newer material. They kicked things off with the opening track of their new record “Praise Poison,” before continuing into “Assistant to the Regional Manager,” and “Outnumbered.” These guys are probably one of the most consistently tight metal bands out there–I’ve seen them live more times than I can count and have never been disappointed–and tonight was no different. Their set would go on to include other new tracks “To the Key of Evergreen,” “Flyover States,” and “Daughter.”

About halfway through their performance, frontman Mike Hranica paused, explaining to the crowd that there are a few albums in their early discography that the band now hates playing, but would briefly touch on because they know fans love their old material as well, launching into “Dogs Can Grow Beards All Over,” “Reptar, King of the Ozone,” and “HTML Rulez D00d.” This is the first time in a while that I’ve seen the band play these older tracks, and the crowd seemed to think it was a rare treat as well, with the diehard fans going nuts for these songs. After playing a few tracks from 2015’s Space EP, the band closed the night out with “Danger: Wildman” and “Mammoth.” Definitely worth checking out this tour if you can, it continues into November (check the dates below!).

Remaining Tour Dates:

10/26 – Memphis Minglewood Hall, TN
10/27 – Houston Warehouse Live, TX
10/28 – Dallas Door, TX
10/29 – San Antonio Alamo City Music Hall, TX
10/31 – Mesa Nile Theatre, AZ
11/01 – San Diego Soma, CA
11/02 – Pomona Glasshouse, CA
11/04 – Berkeley UC Theatre, CA


When he's not out in the woods, clomping around in streams, or looking at shiny rocks, you can find our U.S. Managing Editor and contributing photographer Nathan Katsiaficas in the photo pit, covering everything from heavy metal to punk, alternative, indie, and hip-hop.