ATW + Shout it Out & Anthem Thoughts

By | September 6, 2021

This weekend’s shows were the final two of the “classic album” part of the series.  For Shout It Out, Zac’s song Use Me Up was omitted from the setlist.  For Anthem night, Tragic Symphony was skipped and Tonight was originally listed as the encore but did not end up being played. This was the first time that non-bonus tracks were skipped, but the press release never said they’d be playing all the albums in their entirety.

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Personally I felt there was a missed opportunity to not also include World’s On Fire in the Shout It Out set – but when Taylor was asked about it before the show he seemed surprised it was being asked for.  And with Shout It Out not having a proper Isaac lead, Make It Through the Day would have been a nice treat as well.  Hard to Handle being included as a cover was a nice surprise as they had only done it a few times on the Use Your Soul tour. (Which technically would have put it more in The Walk era than Shout It Out, but it complimented the rest of the set well.)  ATW songs were mostly represented as well, with Annalie being skipped Anthem night.  The lighting effects for Stronger with the disco ball coming in as well mimicking how the music video was filmed was really cool and I’m sure I wasn’t the only one there in person who got goosebumps. (And maybe some of you at home did as well!)

Tomorrow begins the fan voting for October’s “Listener’s Choice” setlists.  2 songs will be posted on the bands twitter with the winning song making it into one of the sets for the weekend.  Here’s to hoping there are some rare choices that are included!


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