Joyce Manor returned to NYC this month for a sold out show at the recently re-opened Webster Hall. The iconic venue was packed with loyal punk fans eagerly waiting. The co-headlining tour was a sweet blend of classic and new era. The special bill brought fans of all ages from young teens to older millennials.
The three band bill featured support from up and coming band, awakebutstillinbed. The California based group incorporated synth and screaming vocals for their own unique blend of pop-punk/emo songs. Their set captivated the early attendees and really got everyone warmed up for Saves The Day high impact hour long set. Saves The Day had very clearly passionate fans that were instantly singing along and celebrating with the band.
Joyce Manor finally took the stage and the energy in the room instantly soared. The band opened with Beach Community. They seemed to be powering through their set. Not in a way that felt rushed, but just in a way that brought an extra level of personality and energy to the songs. It’s great to see a band keep up with themselves on stage in a way that is reflective of the pace of the records. Fans were splashing around beer, crowding surfing and singing along. Constant Headache was a standout point in the set where the entire room was singing along and moving as the frontman, Barry Johnson, jumped into the crowd and sang right along with fans.
Unfortunately this tour is over, but you can catch Joyce Manor at select U.S. dates this fall. View the full list of dates and purchase tickets here. Relive the tour with photos from the night below. All photos by Carol Simpson.