Asking Alexandria Brings the Heavy to the Big Easy

New Orleans was rocked as Asking Alexandria headlined at The Fillmore, supported by Memphis May Fire, The Word Alive, and Nerv.

Asking Alexandria Brings the Heavy to the Big Easy
Asking Alexandria performs to a large crowd at New Orleans' The Fillmore. (Photo: Tandra Smith)

Amidst the jazzy, folk and other genres wafting through the air at the nearby French Quarter Fest, English-rock outfit Asking Alexandria made The Fillmore stage their own on Apr. 14.

Asking Alexandria, joined by metalcore bands Memphis May Fire (who graced the Gulf Coast last July and will be gracing it again later this month in Pensacola) and The Word Alive as well as rock band Nerv, performed to a crowd eager to mosh and unafraid of the Sunday scaries.

After a bombastic and energetic performance by Nerv to open up the show, The Word Alive quickly picked up right where they left off.

Frontman Tyler Smith, along with his bandmates, had fans jumping off their feet from the beginning of the set until the end of the set.

Following The Word Alive was Memphis May Fire, who were just as good that night as they were back in Mobile.

While the setlist for their Mobile performance was heavily influenced by their recent release, Remade in Misery, their setlist on this night was a well balanced mix of new and old releases.

The band even treated the crowd to a song, Chaotic, which was unreleased at the time of the performance, but is now out on all streaming platforms, as of Apr. 17.

After enough CO2 cannon blasts to make your head spin and ears ring, Asking Alexandria took the stage to feed their ravenous fans.

2022 was the last time the band was on stage in New Orleans, coincidentally at the same venue, but they performed as if it was their first time in the Big Easy.

Lead singer Danny Worsnop, guitarist Cameron Liddell, bassist Sam Bettley, drummer James Cassells and Paul Bartolome (on guitars and backing vocals), had the crowd eating from the palms of their hands.

Highlights of their set included a slowed down version of Someone, Somewhere as well as a cleaner vocal edition of The Violence, originally recorded with harsher vocals.

Their NOLA show was the third show of their tour and thankfully they're showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

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