More people need to listen to The Dear Hunter
. For those of you who are unfamiliar, The Dear Hunter's heavy instrumental sound and epic story telling lyrics follow a linear narrative from Act I: The Lake South
, The River North
(2006) all the way to Act V: Hymns with the Devil in Confessional
, which was just released last month. Being a huge supporter of the band, I was excited to hear they were playing at Webster Hall this past weekend for The Final Act Tour.
Like most concert-goers, I was hoping the set list would not be exclusively from their latest album. As much as I was looking forward to hearing how some of the new songs sound live and had ample time to study up on Act V,
I still like hearing some of my old favorites. Luckily they sprinkled in classics from earlier chapters in the Act series throughout the set including the two encore songs which were both from Act III: Life and Death.
The show was amazing. Much like their albums, Casey Crescenzo and crew kept the energy high with little time between songs. The crowd was into it from the moment the band took the stage and their enthusiasm did not waver until after the final song was sung. So it seems that although not as many people listen to The Dear Hunter as I would like, the ones fortunate enough to have experienced their music have become fans for life. I look forward to the next tour. If they haven't reached your city yet, go see them.