It saddens me to say that after 9 years of mayhem, the straight edge hardcore group Casey Jones will be hitting the stage for the last time this month! I heard the news at the beginning of this year that they were getting ready to hit the road for their Farewell Tour starting Jan. 12th @ The Kingdom in Richmond, Virginia and ending Feb. 4th @ The Pit in Jacksonville, Florida, hitting 24 cities total all over the US and also some stops in Canada. On tour with Casey Jones is Death Before Dishonor (Boston hardcore), Hundredth (South Carolina hardcore), No Bragging Rights (California hardcore), Boys No Good (Florida melodic hardcore) and various locals in every stop.
I was fortunate to witness the shenanigans on Jan. 28th @ The Underground in Mesa, Arizona and damn was it intense! Step Aside (Arizona straight edge hardcore) started the night and definitely set the pace by truly turning it into a hardcore show.
What made this show unique was seeing how the crowd reacted to every band, whether they were moshing/slam dancing or jumping on stage to sing with the singers, there was a connection. There wasn’t a single moment of the show where the crowd wasn’t reacting to the spirit of the band, and experiencing such a high energy concert before their final departure is something I am grateful for.
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