Christa Titus from Billboard gave us a great play-by-play of the Black Veil Brides‘ triumphant New York show:
Frigid weather didn’t stop scores of teen girls from packing New York’s Best Buy Theater on Jan. 25. Frantically pressing against the barricade before the stage, their screams were as piercing as diehard Bieber-maniacs.
The crowd wasn’t swooning for Justin Bieber though: It had come to worship Hollywood’s Black Veil Brides, an unlikely “boy band” where the performers actually play instruments, on its The Church of the Wild Ones headlining world tour.
“Don’t let anyone tell you what you should listen to, what you should wear or who you should be,” Andy Biersack, the band’s towering, slender vocalist, advised the crowd between songs. Biersack is so intent on inspiring people to fulfill their own dreams, he encouraged anyone in the crowd who plays an instrument to start their own band.
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“I want you to look at us and say, ‘Fuck those motherfuckers. I’m gonna start a band that’s even better than they are,’” he said good-naturedly.