Tomorrow Is Lost delivers an emotionally charged performance in front of a strong hometown crowd.
This week has been challenging for Newcastle’s Tomorrow Is Lost. Just a few days ago news broke regarding the collapse of a European agency who had been assisting the group to participate in the continental leg of NWOBHM outfit Diamond Head’s current tour. Despite the best efforts of Diamond Head to make this terrible situation work for the artists involved, Tomorrow Is Lost will no longer be able to take part in the Euro dates of the tour.
Despite the woes of this week, tonight the British five-piece play one of their largest shows on Tyneside to date opening for metal titans Skindred at Newcastle University’s Students Union. Tomorrow Is Lost takes to the stage full of fire, tonight the band are here to raise a little hell and put the experiences of a turbulent few days behind them by channelling those emotions and feelings into somewhat of an emotive and simultaneously explosive opening set.
With just 30 minutes to make their mark, Tomorrow Is Lost burst onto the stage with “We Are The Lost” and “Man Within His Mind”, which in turn forms an impressive start to their set. The band’s energetic lead vocalist Cass King is frequently down in the pit in front of the stage engaging and working the crowd from early in their performance and certainly builds up a rapport with the audience as a result.
Tomorrow Is Lost have been in the studio of late working on new material and tonight the band takes the opportunity to showcase some of their freshest cuts. This includes the incredible “Black and Blue” along with a cathartic rendition of “Therapy”. Prior to the latter, King speaks of the events of this week and subsequently spurred on by their troubles the band sinks their hearts and souls into the song, and it certainly hits the spot. Likewise, new single “The Shadowman” with its superb Thin Lizzy-esque twin part guitar harmonies highlights the devastating partnership of Joe Mac and Ryan O’Hara, who play off each other throughout.
Being the first band of the night is never an easy task, especially when the show has an early start. Where a lot of opening acts fail in bringing the audience to the front of the stage, King commands the crowd and has the whole room congregated along the security fence. By the time the band launches into a raucous airing of set closer “No One Knows” the Tyneside based outfit has the whole room clapping and singing along in unison. It’s fair to say that on the strength of tonight’s performance, Tomorrow Is Lost truly brought their A game, and by doing so they win over a lot of new fans in the process.
Obviously, the breaking bands circuit is not easy but tonight Tomorrow Is Lost show their strength and resilience to overcome even the most difficult circumstances. Where other bands might have allowed such events to get in the way, the determination and focus displayed by the band this evening proves that there is just no stopping them. Onwards and upwards for this incredibly talented Geordie outfit.
Event Date: 02-Nov-2018