Icon For Hire – Turn Your Pain Into Art Tour 2/23/18

When a band uses all their might to push forward and promote self-acceptance and love, I am all for it. For the powerhouse band Icon For Hire, this was my exact feeling. Coming from having to declare bankruptcy, due to a bad record deal, to now being independent and being able to play over several countries, this band has impressed me a lot. With Makeout on the tour with them, I knew this would be quite a night.

Although there were two locals that night, the night truly didn’t start for me until Makeout hit the stage. These four gents surely awoke the crowd, bringing good vibes of pop punk and pop rock throughout the venue. Playing a 7-song set, all coming from their debut album “The Good Life”, released via Rise Records in 2017, these dudes turned it out. I am so glad I was able to buy a cd and have them sign it as well.

As I said before, I’m a big Icon For Hire fan. In fact, when they did the go fund me for their newest album, both my Dad and I pitched in a sum of about $30 to make sure they had our support. They wound up raising $126,000 from that. Their newest tour is named after the lead singer Ariel Bloomer’s new book titled Turn Your Pain Into Art. The book is all about her experiences of her journey from being an insecure individual into a grown woman with self-confidence and poise. Their set list did just this as well. They played songs from each album and threw a few covers in there as well. The order of the songs was strategic, as they went from that dark place and gradually became more upbeat and happy. I was so happy to be able to go see one of my all-time favorites once again and I hope to see them again soon.

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Review courtesy of  Jamie Kaufman

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