Motionless In White comes home to Montage Mountain in Scranton with Ice Nine Kills and Black Veil Brides on Sept. 9
From a press release:
After a widely celebrated sold-out run earlier this year, Ice Nine Kills, Black Veil Brides, and Scranton metal band Motionless In White have announced that they will reunite this summer for a second leg of their Trinity of Terror Tour.
The new dates on this triple co-headlining North American tour will see three of the biggest names in modern hard rock/metal once again bringing their incendiary live shows to the same stage each night along with special guests Crown the Empire.
The upcoming shows, which will see the three bands alternating closing sets each night, are set to kick off on Sept. 3 at the Liberty First Credit Union Arena in Omaha, Nebraska and make stops in Cleveland, Asheville, Milwaukee, and more before wrapping up on Sept. 18 at the Andrew J. Brady Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The only Pennsylvania concert on this run will be in Motionless In White’s hometown of Scranton at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain on Friday, Sept. 9.
On a recent episode of the NEPA Scene Podcast, frontman Chris Motionless said that The Pavilion (1000 Montage Mountain Rd., Scranton) was the venue he wanted to headline the most, so this show will allow him to check a longtime wish off his bucket list. The band hasn’t performed in Scranton since their sold-out club show at Levels in 2018 (which was their first live appearance in the city in nearly 10 years), so local fans are anticipating this event as much as the band.
Tickets go on sale this Thursday, June 30 at 10 a.m. via livenation.com. A pre-sale begins Tuesday, June 30 at 10 a.m. using the code DAZZLE, and Hazleton active rock radio station 97.9X is giving away tickets every day this week – visit 979x.com for details.
Motionless In White – Chris Motionless (vocals), Ricky Olson (guitar), Ryan Sitkowski (guitar), Vinny Mauro (drums), and Justin Morrow (bass) – has harnessed the power of an unholy union between industrial metal dissonance, spellbinding gothic pop bombast, and big screen-worthy iconography to emerge as one of modern rock’s most iconoclastic and cinematic forces.
Climbing out of the shadows of the working class city of Scranton, the group has tirelessly earned the undying allegiance of a devout worldwide audience one record at a time. With over half-a-billion cumulative streams and views to date, they have notched four consecutive Top 5 debuts on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart and Top Rock Albums Chart with “Reincarnate” (2014), “Graveyard Shift” (2017), “Disguise” (2019), and their latest effort, “Scoring the End of the World.” The brand new album debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard 200, marking MIW’s second biggest sales week ever. It is highlighted by the singles “Cyberhex,” which trended in the Top 10 on YouTube, and the follow-up “Masterpiece,” which lit up streaming platforms and continues to impact active rock radio.
With guests as diverse Bryan Garris of Knocked Loose, Caleb Shomo of Beartooth, and video game composer Mick Gordon, the album finds the group’s vision magnified wider than ever before with no shortage of teeth, fire, and blood. It’s the dawn of their biggest chapter yet.
Following the Trinity of Terror Tour, the five-piece will make several U.S. festival appearances this year, with anticipated performances slated for Sacramento, California’s Aftershock Festival (Oct. 7) and Las Vegas, Nevada’s massive When We Were Young Festival (Oct. 22, 23, and 29). Additional international dates include a summer run in Australia with I Prevail and then a 2023 European tour with Beartooth.
Decadent, devious, and fiercely insane, Ice Nine Kills celebrate pop culture’s darkest edges, mining a cinephile library’s worth of iconic horror on 2018’s “The Silver Scream,” which spawned Top 10 mainstream rock single “A Grave Mistake” and Top 20 hit “Savages.” The creative marriage of music and fiction made in hell began in earnest with the Top 5 hard rock album “Every Trick in the Book,” which brought the previous three records’ themes to new levels. The band has completely perfected this on their most recent full-length, “The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood.”
The Boston group’s synergy of music and lifestyle draws favorable comparisons to Slipknot and Rob Zombie. As visionary trailblazers and multimedia raconteurs, they built a thrilling world for a growing legion of devoted true believers with theatrical shows, high-concept videos, and inventive band-to-fan communion. INK’s wildly creative output has seen them become recipients of the prestigious Clio Award for Music Marketing for their “Merry Axe-mas” mobile game, and their live streaming event from October of 2020, “The Silver Stream,” was nominated for five awards at the Horror Hound Film Festival Awards in the categories of Judges Choice, Best Sound, Best Supporting Performance, Best Cinematography, and Best Feature. With over 1.37 million monthly listeners on Spotify, 595 million career streams to date, and over 129.5 million views on YouTube, the band is firmly cemented as one of modern metal’s most vicious forces.
Like their band name suggests, Black Veil Brides evoke transcendent visions of an impenetrable hereafter, intermingling with a steely focus on the dark passions and elusive mysteries of the here and now. This romantic fantasy was first summoned in a small town by founder Andy Biersack, a creative who was fascinated with death rock, theatricality, and monsters, both real and imagined. It wasn’t until moving to Los Angeles that the unstoppable force the band is currently was finalized.
The Instagram and Twitter accounts of the group and its members – Andy Biersack (vocals), Jake Pitts (lead guitar), Jinxx (rhythm guitar), Lonny Eagleton (bass), Christian Coma (drums) – command close to 10 million followers between them. BVB’s most recent full-length album, “Vale,” went to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Hard Rock Albums chart. In the hearts and minds of their fans, they represent an unwillingness to compromise and a resistance to critics (personal and professional), fueled by the same fire as the group’s own heroes – the iconoclasts whose creative output, once dismissed, is now canonized.
Learn more about Motionless In White and their humble beginnings in Northeastern Pennsylvania in an extensive interview with Chris Motionless in Episode 147 of the NEPA Scene Podcast:
Watch four members of MIW answer fan questions during their sold-out album release party for “Scoring the End of the World” at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on June 10:
Photo of Motionless In White by Rich Howells/NEPA Scene
This post was compiled by the staff of NEPA Scene.