Photos And Review By: Alexia Blue
Artist: Ice Nine Kills, Motionless In White, Black Veil Brides
Date: April 24th, 2022
Location: House Of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC
Recently, Manor 208 had the opportunity to cover one of the last stops on, what we think will soon become one of the highlight tours of 2022, The Trinity Of Terror Tour. The tour features Ice Nine Kills, Motionless In White, and Black Veil Brides! With this phenomenal lineup, it was clear why fans were anxiously awaiting the kick off of this exciting tour.
Stopping in sunny Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the tour was set to play a sold out House Of Blues. The massive line wrapped around the venue, and it was clear fans were eager for the show to start. Some fans even shared they had been standing in line 4 hours before doors to make sure that they got in first to be as close to the stage as possible.
Kicking off the evening was Ice Nine Kills! They opened with “Welcome To Horrorwood”, setting the bar for theatrics quite high, and the fans were obviously ready for the music filled night ahead. Each song featured a character, and/or scene reenactment, for the movie that song was inspired by. Ice Nine’s set almost felt more as if you were watching a play with moshing in the crowd instead of a concert. This made for a very unique atmosphere that the fans were truly excited to witness and be a part of. They closed out the high energy and lively set with their song “The American Nightmare”, off of their first horror themed album, The Silver Scream, and it seemed as if the crowd was at its absolute peak. There were multiple crowd surfers in sight, the majority of fans in the balcony were on their feet, and everyone was singing along and headbanging in sync as the song echoed throughout the venue.
Following up the chilling horror filled Ice Nine Kills set was, my personal favorite band on the tour, Scranton Pennsylvania’s own, Motionless In White. For myself, I have seen Motionless 14 times before the Trinity Of Terror Tour. However, this was truly one of the best sets of their’s I have ever had the chance to see. With a setlist consisting of some of their greatest tracks such as “Reincarnate”, “Necessary Evil”, and “Thoughts and Prayers”, fans went wild singing along with every song, moshing throughout, and crowd surfing periodically, There’s always a very special energy surrounding the venue whenever Motionless In White steps on stage and begins to play. Though there were many fan favorites that were a part of this set, it was the final three songs that truly were the highlights of the Motionless set. When the instrumental opening to “Another Life” began to play and the lights went dim in the venue, the energy shift was immediate. It was as if everyone stood still for a moment, taking in the lyrics and sound of the song as a whole. The lyrics were haunting and deep and I couldn’t help but notice the mix of emotions the song was able to pull from fans in the crowd. Some fans sang along with tears in their eyes, while couples held onto each other singing, and others seemingly were lost in it entirely. The song definitely evoked a wide range of emotions. Following this performance of “Another life”, the band played an upbeat cover of The Killers “Somebody Told Me”, a song everybody knew and happily sang along to. This got several happy smiles out of all the members on stage, as they clearly enjoyed seeing the fans as excited to sing such a classic cover with them. With one last song left on the list, Motionless In White closed the set on a string note, with “Eternally Yours”. During this long anticipated song, front man Chris Motionless tossed individual roses into the crowd while mouthing thank you to the crowd. It is moments like this, full of gratitude for their fans and humbleness, that makes seeing Motionless In White live so special. To know their love for their fans is just as strong as their fan’s love for them, really is one of the most beautiful things to witness.
To close out the evening, Black Veil Brides took the stage to the excited cheers of their fans. With a setlist stacked with some of their most iconic songs like “Knives and Pens”, it was easy to see why the crowd was so excited for them to close out this wonderful night of music. The crowd connection was strong with a sea of fans that had been waiting hours just to see this set. It was no surprise to see how alive the crowd became just to sing along with the songs many of us had grown up listening to.
With such a powerhouse lineup, and three bands with such deeply dedicated fanbases, there was no doubt that this show, and this tour as whole, would be an unforgettable one for everyone who had the chance to witness it live. To say the least, this tour will be a true highlight of the 2022 music season.