I Prevail has been in my radar for some time. Ever since they released their cover of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space,” they have been turning heads. However, their debut EP, Heart Vs. Mind is the perfect example as to how they’re much more than that cover. They embarked on their headlining tour with Dangerkids, Fit For Rivals, Dayseeker, and Animal in Me on 7/09. The Crossroads tour stopped by Chicago on August 20th and I was able to spend the day with them. It went a little like this:
I arrived at the venue at around 12:30 and waited inside while the guys filmed a “Bus Invaders” video for Digital Tour Bus. During sound check, friends arrived and Dylan’s microphone fell and all the buttons came off. Luckily, their stage manager found them and the show went on.
After sound check, we went back to the bus and hung out for a bit. I learned that their lighting tech, Cam, eats ice cream with a lot (and I mean A LOT) of chocolate syrup everyday. What a guy. Dylan decided to take a nap in the bus, this was the second to last day of the tour so tired is an understatement.
Everyone besides Lee, Dylan (who was sleeping) and myself left to get food. After some time, Lee and I decided to join them. We had some trouble finding the greenroom but the staff at the venue was very nice and helpful. When we got to the green room, I met a few of their friends, including Rick who yelled at Tony for doing something. He also stole a few fries from someone’s plate because they were incredibly good. Lee and Steve had a salad that had a mysterious yellow something. They tried it and determined it wasn’t pineapple, it was very nasty. We never found out what it was.
Once every body had eaten, we realized Eric was still sleeping (he had left before the food came to take a nap) so we decided to head back to the bus and wake him up since it was almost time for warm-ups. There, Tony tried to wake him up and wanted Eric to love him. He tried to get up on his bunk and when no one would pay attention to him he told me they always ignored him and that made him sad.
After relaxing a bit and getting dressed, the guys headed back to the greenroom to warm up before their set. Since Dangerkids was still playing, we took some time to watch them.
Finally the guys were ready to hit the stage. Their set was nothing short of amazing. They ended their set with the acoustic version of “My Heart I Surrender” and then went on to meet fans. This show was by far one of the funnest I’ve been to. The band is set to support Hollywood Undead on their upcoming tour, make sure you take time to catch them if they’re coming to your city.