There are some concerts that you walk out of and think to yourself, ‘dude, that was a good show.’ Then, there are some shows where you emerge from a building soaking wet and have absolutely no idea where you are and what just happened. Stopping in Texas August 2nd as part of their Back to the Roots Tour, American-metalcore rockers, The Devil Wears Prada, left Dallas simply stunned.

Storming the stage following a more-than-impressive opening performance by Ohio-based Miss May I, TDWP came face-to-face with a packed house of Dallas locals inside The Door, one of the oldest clubs in the historic Deep Ellum community. It was already beastly hot inside the venue thanks to the 100 degree weather; however, TDWP made no exceptions to their set and turned the heat up to full blast. There was not a dry body inside of the house as they performed fan-favorites such as, “Danger Wildman,” “Reptar, King of the Ozone” and “Dogs Can Grow Beards All Over.”

With bodies from the stage all the way to the door, and circle pits breaking out in almost every inch of the venue, it was no wonder that vocalist Mike Hranica claimed Texas to be one of his favorite states to play in. The crowd ate up every growl, high-pitched squeak and melody that the band dished out singing along to every song including “Outnumbered” from the unreleased Zombies EP.

Leaving an impression that could only be obtained inside some hole-in-the-wall venue, TDWP gave one of the most memorable performances I have seen.

For more information on their upcoming Zombies EP check out our coverage here.

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