Fresh off the back of successful tours with the likes of Black Stone Cherry, Halestorm and 3 Doors Down British rockers The Fallen State arrive at Jumpin’ Jacks in Newcastle as part of their extensive UK headline tour.

Tonight The Fallen State are performing their first show in the North East of England. Obviously, the band’s hard rocking reputation has proceeded them as a packed out crowd is in attendance to give them a warm Geordie welcome.

As this dynamic five-piece hits the stage they kick off the proceedings with a triple whammy of “Hope In Revival”, “Lost Cause” and “Sinner”. It doesn’t take long for this intimate venue to get hot and sweaty.

With tracks like the incredible “Sons of Avarice” and the anthemic “Burn It To The Ground” The Fallen State deliver a sound which is reminiscent in both quality and delivery to US rockers Alter Bridge.

With now several EP’s behind them, the group are planning to release their debut album towards the end of the year. Tonight they take the opportunity to showcase one of their freshest cuts in the shape of the frantic “For My Sorrow”. On the strength of this song alone, the band’s forthcoming long player will be one to watch out for.

Frontman Ben Stenning commands the crowd, his energy spurs on their fans who in turn pogo vigorously during “Great Unknown”, so much so that the floor begins to vibrate. The band slow things down for a moment with a stripped back rendition of “Four Letter Word”, which has been reworked for the tour and features just Stenning on vocals and Jon Price on guitar.

The Fallen State recently released their new single featuring Black Stone Cherry’s frontman Chris Robertson. Subsequently, their collaboration, which is titled “Nova” has been receiving a lot of airplay via the likes of Planet Rock and Kerrang radio. Of course “Nova” features in the set, during which the crowd sings along wholeheartedly.

Following a fierce drum solo from Rich Walker the band close their hour-long set with an emphatic performance of “You Want It”, which leaves the Newcastle faithful wanting more.

Whilst many established acts and festival headliners such as Deep Purple and Black Sabbath come to the end of their career, seeing The Fallen State tonight makes us think that the future of British hard rock is in safe hands. 

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Event Date: 01-April-2018

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Adam Kennedy is an experienced music photographer based in northeast England. He has been shooting concerts for several years, predominantly with the band Vintage Trouble. In 2013, he was one of their tour photographers, covering the UK and Ireland tour including the headline shows and as opening act for The Who. As an accomplished concert photographer, Adam's work has been featured in print such as, Classic Rock Blues Magazine, Guitarist Magazine, Blues in Britain magazine, broadcast on the MDA Telethon on ABC Television in the US, used in billboard advertising for Renaissance Hotels in the US, and featured online via music blogs such as Uber Rock and Guitar Planet. He is also the official photographer at Newcastle Rock and Blues Club.

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