When post-hardcore legends Thrice returned to the stage in 2015 after a three year hiatus, there was an entire generation of bands and fans alike who celebrated. The Irvine, CA rock outfit enjoyed their initial run of success in the 2000’s and would go on to be a key influence to dozens of modern post-hardcore bands. Thrice spent much of 2015 on the festival circuit celebrating their reunion and the nostalgia of days passed. Now in 2016, Thrice is moving forward in their career with the release of their ninth studio album “To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere.” The album was released in May of this year and immediately climbed charts, peaking at number 15, tying for their highest charting album to date.
This summer, Thrice are taking their new album on the road, as well as visiting cities they weren’t able to last year, while on the festival circuit. Recently the tour stopped by the House of Blues in Boston, MA where a raucous sold out crowd awaited their triumphant return. For much of the set, Thrice elected to move forward in their career with their setlist, which was heavy on songs from the new record starting right away with the show opener, “Hurricane” a slower, more progressive rock tune displaying a more mature sound. They did however play some of their older material during the 20 song set, even going as far back as their debut album. Exuberant Thrice fans welcomed their band back with gusto, moshing and crowd surfing throughout the entire night. For much of the main set, Thrice chose songs from their back catalog that were on the slower, heavier, and more progressive side, to blend in well with the new material. “Daedalus,” a song off their 2005 album “Vheissu” was one that drew a particularly favorable response from the crowd.
The back end of the main set, right into the encore picked up the pace especially during “The Artist in the Ambulance” and the pounding tune “The Earth Will Shake” which brought the proverbial house down to end the night. While Thrice’s influence on the modern alternative music scene is well proved, it’s clear with their new album that Thrice is moving forward and picking up where the left off. “To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere” is an album that follows a natural progression for Thrice as their sound matures along with them. Even in the lyrical sense the album presents maturity as the lyrical themes deal with more socially conscious material. It’s clear that Thrice are doing more than just cashing in on the latest reunion trend, they are moving forward in both sound and live performance.