This year’s installment of the Taste of Chaos tour featured Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, Saosin, and The Early November at Freedom Hill.
04-June-2016: 2016 presented a not-so-ordinary lineup for this year’s Taste of Chaos at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heights, Michigan. The festival, which usually showcases heavier bands, seemed to have toned it down the music this year, but not the turnout.
The Early November opened up the night performing songs from their older pre-hiatus repertoire, as well as their latest release, Imbue, from 2015 released via Rise Records.
Saosin followed the opening act performing with their original vocalist, Anthony Green, who made his return to the band in 2014. After releasing a couple of singles early this year, including “The Silver String” in the month of May, the band released a brand new album titled Along the Shadow on Epitaph Records.
Taking Back Sunday co-headlined the night, performing songs from all their albums including their debut album, Tell All Your Friends, as well as their last release Happinss Is. The band finished their set with their popular hit, “MakeDamnSure,” off of their 2006 album, Louder Now.
Dashboard Confessional has kept it quiet ever since their last release in 2009, but this was certainly not the case on this evening. Frontman Chris Carraba kept the audience singing from the first song to the last, word for word. The band performed many of their most popular hits, including “Screaming Infidelities,” “Don’t Wait,” “Vindicated,” and finally ended up the night with their anthem, “Hands Down.”
Our photographer Matteo Donini was on-site to capture the events of the evening.