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The Sound of Animals Fighting Reunites for Rare Winter Tour

Written and Captured By | Jessica Gomez

After waiting years and hoping for more, The Sound of Animals Fighting (TSOAF) released new music last month after more than a decade and announced a winter tour. This week, TSOAF bought their tour to The Studio at the Factory in Dallas. Diehard fans lined up hours in advance hoping to be as close as possible for a show to remember.

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TSOAF is a super group consisting Rich Balling and others from RX Bandits, Anthony Green from Saosin and Circa Survive, and other rotating members from different bands. At any time during their sets, there are at least seven band members on stage.

Before TSOAF took the stages, fans were hyped up by three opening bands: Record Setter, Concrete Castles, and Hail the Sun. Each with their own unique sound, the crowd was energized with every passing song.

Record Setter started it off with an interesting half an hour set with great bass lines and vocals.

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Concrete Castles followed with a high-energy performance by front woman Audra Miller and company. Their stage presence could be felt throughout the venue as they moved about the stage with the liveliness of ten bands.

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Main support came from Hail the Sun, a post-hardcore band from Northern California. I’ve seen this band open for several different bands over the years, including Circa Survive. I can only say that if you haven’t seen them live yet, you are missing out on a great time. The only way to truly experience the intensity and brilliant vocals of lead singer Donovan Melero is live. Melero owns the stage using all the space, swinging his microphone while singing to the crowd.

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As instruments and microphones were being shuffled out between sets, the crowd was starting to grow almost impatient waiting for TSOAF to take the stage after more than a decade. The lights dimmed and their neon lights glowed on stage. The sounds of their song “Wolf” started the night. The crowd was locked in, feeding off the somber vocals of this track. Then the stage went dark and Anthony Green swings a light bulb connected to a wire; the only light that could be seen.

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The sounds of the guitars and drums roar through the room and Green starts singing as the crowd goes insane singing along and crowd surfing. Green and company commanded the stage and every song kept the crowd wanting more and more.

It was a 17 song set list, and TSOAF gave everything they had to Dallas fans. We welcome back a truly unique band and a show no one will forget.

Jessica Gomez