With last years show selling out we weren’t able to get tickets then but this time we were able to attend as press and let me tell you, we were absolutely stoked. Running a little late we missed the opening acts but that didn’t stop us from enjoying ONEOKROCK any less. Not having been too impressed by the last album we’d like to come back on that and say that we love it now. The way these four men played and the way the crowd interacted it wasn’t a big surprise that the show was a total party.
The first thing I noticed that the hall was completely packed, though not yet sold out, there were a lot of Japanese fans (of all ages) and a lot of new young fans I hadn’t seen at these shows before. That’s really no surprise though with how much ONEOKROCK has blown up since touring America and Europe so much. The mood was really good and the stage set up was Setlist
- Push Back
- We Are
- Taking Off
- Clock Strikes
- Head High
- Take What You Want
- Stand Out Fit In
- I Was King
- The Beginning
- Mighty Long Fall
- Wasted Nights
My personal opinion about ONE OK ROCK is that you don’t need to specifically love Japanese music to enjoy theirs. Especially with their latest albums, as they’re recorded by American producers OOR fits in well with any type of music lover. This was obvious with the crowd at 013, everyone no matter what age was dancing and singing along to the lyrics. But absolutely losing it with some of the older songs like Clock Strikes and I Was King. Going from song to song it was a pity when it ended, even if they did so with a bang of confetti, well in tune with each other after so many years and so warm towards their fans. ONE OK ROCK set down an amazing show and I hope that following this one there will be many more, and I’ll try to attend every single one of them and even with how I thought I disliked the new album I ended up buying it after the concert…
For more information on ONE OK ROCK read the introduction posts on our sisterpage www.saetori.nl : Band: ONE OK ROCK or go to their website http://www.oneokrock.com/en/
Read a previous concert review: ONE OK ROCK in Amsterdam
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Many thanks for 013 for inviting us and thank you for reading this.