The “Three Headed Monstour” tour featuring Hawthorne Heights and The Ataris came rolling through Chicago with support from Handguns and Mark Rose. You can check out our photos and review of the show, after the break.
Bottom Lounge played host to The Three Headed Monster tour featuring Hawthorne Height’s performing their album, If Only You Were Lonely, in its entirety, along with Mest, The Ataris, Handguns, and London Falling. Unfortunately for the Chicago date, Mest was not performing nor was London Falling. In place of them, Mark Rose, former frontman of Spitalfield, filled in as the opener.
Mark Rose played an acoustic set and had with him his friend, Katie, to fill in on female vocals. Starting the night off playing an old song from Spitalfield, “Ï Love the Way She Said L.A.”, him and his acoustic guitar serenaded the crowd. Continuing with playing songs such as “The One Where It Didn’t Work Out”, “Georgina”, “Phone Call from Chicago”, and more he had the crowd swooning. In addition, he also told the story of some of the songs which was nice to hear as well.
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Next up was Handguns. Wasting no time jumping right into their set with “Scream Goodbye”, and keeping the crowd going with new and old songs such as “Low Spirits”, “My Lowest Point”, “Porchlight”, and more. They kept playing song after song and barely even took a break. The whole time moving around and keeping the energy up, Handguns has great stage presence and keeps you wanting more.
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As soon as The Ataris took the stage, no one as still and people could be heard singing along to old favorites such as “In This Diary”, “Better Way”, “Takeoffs and Landings”, “Ï Won’t Spend Another Night Alone” and much more. People in the crowd were dancing, moshing, and just plain having fun. At this time, the crowd was made up of mostly older people drinking and looking like they were going down memory lane during this set. It was nice to see people being able to rock out to their favorite band once again.
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Closing the night was Hawthorne Heights. As anticipated, they played their album, If Only You Were Lonely, in its entirety. During the whole set, people were moshing and singing along. You could feel the energy in the room of nostalgia and love for this album. Getting to hear songs that are usually never played on tour is one of my favorite parts of an anniversary tour. In addition to the album being played, they also played favorites such as “Ohio is for Lovers” and others for everyone to sing along to. The crowd for the show was literally jumping and having nonstop mosh pits the entire set. Anniversary tours are a great way for fans to come together once more to reminisce and experience these songs again just as they did when they were first released.
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If you haven’t yet, buy a ticket to this tour and sing your heart out.
Information about this gallery:
Tour – Three Headed Monstour
Bands – Hawthorne Heights, The Ataris, Handguns, Mark Rose
Photographer – Ali Jimenez
Date – March 6, 2016
Venue – Bottom Lounge in Chicago, IL