Stand Atlantic kicked off their packed F.E.A.R. tour back on May 6, in Ventura, California and hit 31 different cities before they landed in St. Paul, Minnesota at Amsterdam Bar and Hall on June 21, 2022 for their second to last date of the tour.
They brought along fellow Australian band With Confidence to open the tour for them. With Confidence and Stand Atlantic started out in the same Sydney, Australia music scene so them getting to tour together really brings things full circle!
The rockers in Census opened the show with tons of energy and hits like “Ruin My Life” and “Hydrangea”. They were followed by No Love For The Middle Child who switched up the vibe as an individual who is classically trained cellist, plays seven instruments and has an undeniable stage presence. He played multiple instruments in his opening set and even made cameos during both With Confidence and Stand Atlantic’s sets! If you haven’t listened to these bands yet I would highly recommend you look them up!
With Confidence took to the stage next and brought the emotions out of their fans who sang along and even cried during many of their songs. They played a 12 track setlist starting with “Keeper” and “Moving Boxes” and ending with their big hit “Voldemort.” They also played their track “London Lights” for the first and last time on the tour specifically because the members of Stand Atlantic had been requesting them to play it all tour long.
Stand Atlantic brought out all their fan favorites as well as many new tracks from their recent “f.e.a.r” album that came out on May 6, the same day the tour started. They played a full set with 19 tracks including, “Lavender Bones”, “deathwish,” and “Hate Me (Sometimes).” They also pulled out both of their ballads for an acoustic moment with “Toothpick” and “Drink to Drown.” For the encore, lead singer Bonnie Fraser was surprised when opening band Census returned to the stage to play the final tracks on stage with her during their last night along on the tour and was even more surprised when nearly every band member from the whole lineup hit the already crowded stage to goof around during the final song, “molotov [OK].”
You could really tell that they were all good friends and gearing up for the end of the tour when the band members and crew from all the bands started pulling pranks on each other, like removing parts of the drum kit while the drummer was mid-song, and coming out to pretend tune their tour mate’s guitars while they were playing and even subbing in different members to finish out songs. The energy and deep relationships we could see on stage made for such a great night of live music in Minnesota.
While the U.S. tour has ended, Australian fans can check them out on their Australian leg of the tour until July 10th. And for U.S. fans who missed them this time around, they will be coming back soon on tour with I Prevail, Pierce The Veil and Fit for a King from October 24 to November 22.
Photo & Review By: Aly Goelzer