After Neck Deep's US tour got canned last year before it even got off the ground, the "Neck Deep Do America" tour was an overdue sigh of relief for fans of the British pop punk group.
The scene for this particular show was the new Gamechanger World in Howell, NJ. With a capacity of 800 people, this venue featured an impressive light/fog system, efficient staff, a tasty snack bar – and even a room with 10-15 video game consoles available to play at any time.
Light Years was the first band to play from the tour package. The band's solid pop punk sound set a nice tone for the rest of the night and gave some kids their warm up stage dives. The quickly blowing up Knuckle Puck was next. I didn't know what I expected from this band's set, but the room exploded as soon as the first notes of "Everything Must Go" were hit. Seeing a ton of kids go crazy for a band that played a small house show the last time it was in New Jersey was impressive and it showed just how far Knuckle Puck has come – and how far the band will continue to go. Neck Deep finished off the night with 12 songs that fairly covered both of the band's EPs and the new full length, Wishful Thinking. The massive amount of stage dives and mic grabs was standard fare for the band, although the members were taken aback by the massive air cannons that shot fog, giving parts of their set a rave vibe.
Check out some photos from the show below.
Links: Neck Deep - Knuckle Puck - Light Years - Dieter Unrath Photography