Anberlin made a stop at the Trocadero Theater on the second to last night of the Winter leg of their “Tour de Vital” tour in support of their sixth studio release Vital. The band played to a packed room in the theater with All Get Out and Paper Route as openers.


Having seen Anberlin back in November on their Fall tour, I knew what I was in stored for. Once again, their set played heavily on newer materials off of Vital but they still managed to touch on the hits from their earlier releases. As the band took the stage, they were washed in a sea of intense spot lights. This made photographing them a bit hard at first. But gradually, the lighting became well balanced towards mid-set.

Frontman, Stephen Christian mentioned to the audience about how the last time he was at the Trocadero, in the heat of the moment, he shouted out “I love you Boston!” pulling a true Spinal Tap moment. He apologized dearly before he dove into the crowd and surfed his way around before climbing back on stage.


Anberlin is a band that has never, in the many years I’ve seen them, disappoint. Their energetic live shows always packs houses wherever they go. The band will continue to be on the road in mid-April with Make Do and Mend and returning support Paper Route.

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Henry Chung – When Henry’s not busy updating this page and speaking in third person,he’s busy shooting and editing pictures from concerts and designing logos for bands.