Sunday 17th July 2011
O2 Academy, Sheffield
She’s Got Big Plans
Heaven Is A Lie
On Sunday 17th July we took a bumpy ride through Sheffield to the 02 Academy to check out Slaves To Gravity who were supporting Papa Roach on the final two dates of their tour.
Hailing from London and having previously supported acts such as Lacuna Coil, Buckcherry, Alter Bridge, and played Download and Sonisphere festivals, I was looking forward to an evening of good honest grunge rock music.
The night was sold out and the crowds were clearly psyched up for Papa Roach, and with Slaves To Gravity opening up the night I assumed that would be a hard slot to fill. How wrong could I have been, they tore open the stage and certainly showed Sheffield what they’re all about.
A lot of the tracks came from their latest album ‘Underwaterouterspace’ but we were graced with a couple of tracks (Mr. Regulator and Heaven Is A Lie) from their first album ‘Scatter Crow’.
Crowds cheered, raised their arms, drank a beer or two and generally rocked out. I’ve always said that there has to be something great about a band that can win over a sold out show, and even though it’s been a while since the guys have headlined their own show, they certainly weren’t lacking in energy and gave it everything they had got.
It’s easy to see why the band won the award for the Kerrang! Best British Newcomer in 2008, and I hope that 2011 has big things in store for them.