Hollywood Undead and Escape the Fate take on Indianapolis

Three albums into their career, Hollywood Undead have garnered one of the biggest followings and some of the most dedicated fans in all of music. Go anywhere Hollywood Undead are playing and you’ll see it- thousands of fans dressed in masks, tattooed and singing the band’s lyrics at the top of their lungs- and that’s not even inside the show.

They’re currently on the House of Blues tour with Escape the Fate, 3 Pill Morning and All Hail the Yeti- bands that each play to different crowds of people from the others but who fit beautifully on a bill together.

All Hail the Yeti and 3 Pill Morning opened the show up in Indianapolis with sets that epitomized the role of an opener by getting the crowd riled up and ready to go for Escape the Fate and Hollywood Undead.

Escape the Fate are just two months passed the release of their latest record, Ungrateful and things have really been heating up for the band.

They’ve really come into their own since Craig Mabbitt took the reigns over at vocalist and they haven’t looked back. In Indianapolis they sounded better than ever and the crowd was nearly deafening as the band played favorite after favorite.

If there’s one thing that’s for sure about Escape the Fate it’s this- their fans are some of the most dedicated in all of rock and they channel that very well in their live show and utilize this to the fullest.

Just when the fans might have been wiped out and done for the night, Hollywood Undead took the stage to give the fans that last adrenaline rush they needed- and they got even more than that.

With an intro of “California Dreamin” by The Mommas and Poppas using the voices of creepy little children chanting the lyrics, the California rap-rockers took the stage to their longtime kickoff song of “Undead” and the party was on.

With new masks, a new setlist and a new album (Notes from the Underground) it was like seeing them for the first time and it they disappoint in the slightest.

They pulled out all the stops, brought out some songs you wouldn’t expect (“California” and “Tenancies”)  and even brought a young boy on stage to sing a song with them.

Hollywood Undead were very generous as well, giving away guitar picks, drum sticks, beer and more during the set to the crowd who were so loud they almost drowned out the band for the entirety of the show.

The band sounded great and made it clear they’re a force to be reckoned with- a presence that’s not going anywhere and that’s only getting stronger with each album and tour.

-Reggie Edwards

Escape the Fate



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Pre-show interview with Escape the Fate drummer Robert Ortiz