When the Connecticut-based metalcore heroes Currents announced their first North American headlining tour earlier this year, we knew it would be a monumental tour that could not be missed. The band embarked on the tour close to home, spending the first night in Massachusetts celebrating the release of their latest full-length record, The Death We Seek.
Currents have been on the move for quite a while, supporting some of the biggest bands in the scene (e.g., Killswitch Engage, Parkway Drive, and August Burns Red, to name a few) around the world and have no plans of stopping in sight—not that we’d want that anyway. We’re stoked to have joined in on the fun of their first US headlining tour with a historical sold-out show—well, most dates have sold out in advance—in NYC at Gramercy Theatre.
Currents have taken along Foreign Hands, Invent Animate, and Like Moths to Flames as honorary support for this headliner, and not a single band disappointed. It is unfortunate to say that it is uncommon these days to see the crowd respond so highly to each supporting act, especially for a sold-out show. However, from the first of Foreign Hands’ songs to the closer of Like Moths to Flames, fans banged their heads, bounced and moved when they were told, and genuinely felt the music performed in front of them.
LMTF frontman Chris Roetter even said, “I’m glad it took a Currents headliner for that to happen,” after his monologue about being grateful to tour with the band and meet new audiences. It is true—Currents bring a whole new wave of fans to these shows by being a “newer” band than many of the legends they’ve toured with, giving those fans opportunities to find bands that may not have reached their ears until now.
It became evident that Currents fans are die-hard, not only by how proudly the majority of the crowd was wearing their Currents merch. When those house lights went dark between LMTF and Currents’ set, the uproar in the building could have been heard around the world. Strategically opening up with the title track of their new record, “The Death We Seek,” frontman Brian Wille took the stage and commanded all of the energy the fans could give.
The band played the majority of the latest record while mixing in some favorites from their discography, such as “Monsters,” “Into Despair,” “The Place I Feel Safest,” and encore “Apnea.” Seeing Currents play a sold-out show this big as headliners truly made us Tri-Staters proud and ultimately excited to watch them conquer the world.
“The Death We Seek Tour” will continue its way around the US through June 9th, with some lineup changes along the way, before its last stop in Canada on June 10th. You will not regret making it out to at least one date of this tour.
Remaining “The Death We Seek Tour” Dates (w/ Like Moths to Flames, Invent Animate, and Foreign Hands):
Sat, MAY 20 – Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
Sun, MAY 21 – Soundwell – Salt Lake City, UT
Tue, MAY 23 – Goldfield Trading Post – Sacramento, CA
Wed, MAY 24 – The Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
Thu, MAY 25 – Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
Fri, MAY 26 – Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ
Sat, MAY 27 – Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
Sun, MAY 28 – South Side Music Hall – Dallas, TX
Tue, MAY 30 – The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
Wed, MAY 31 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
Fri, JUN 2 – The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
Sat, JUN 3 – Hell at The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Sun, JUN 4 – Eastside Bowl – Nashville, TN
Tue, JUN 6 – Canal Club – Richmond, VA
Wed, JUN 7 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
Thu, JUN 8 – Asbury Lanes – Asbury Park, NJ
Fri, JUN 9 – The Fillmore Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA
Sat, JUN 10 – Festival Du Lac 2023 – Granby, Canada (Currents only)