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The Bravery Vic Theatre Review

Wednesday, December 19, 2007
By Aaron Keker

VIC THEATRE, Chicago – Last evening The Bravery performed for a sold out Vic Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

The evening commenced with a rocking performance by The Sounds and continued and concluded with The Bravery.

The Bravery roared into their first song on their set list titled Fearless from the album The Bravery.                     

After “Fearless” concluded, they received a large ovation.

In fact, The Bravery performed “Fearless” and flawless through their entire set list. However, I wished they had played one of my favorite songs, which is “Give In” from the album The Bravery.

Not only did The Bravery perform fearless and flawless but also they managed to play fifteen songs on their set list within a little over an hour without an encore.

Even without an encore, The Bravery really energized the audience when they performed “Time Won’t Let Me Go” and “Split Me Wide Open” from the album The Sun and the Moon and “An Honest Mistake” and “Unconditional” from the album The Bravery. Vocalist Sam Endicott energized and amazed the audience even further on “An Honest Mistake.”

As Sam belted out the first several verses of “An Honest Mistake,” he proceeded to throw down the microphone stand and continued to drag the stand until the song concluded. I was amazed, as well as the audience, that with all of the moving that Sam had accomplished during “An Honest Mistake” that not once did he trip over either the microphone stand or wire. When the song concluded, The Bravery received a large ovation that must have been heard in the lobby entrance.

Once again, like another performance that I covered earlier this year, there was another unfortunate incident.

During, “Bad Sun” from the album The Sun and the Moon, some idiotic audience individual proceeded to toss a cup filled with ice about three or so rows from the right side of the stage from The Bravery’s perspective. Fortunately, the ice and cup landed in the photographers’ pit and did not injure anyone in The Bravery or anyone in the audience.

If you are unfamiliar with The Bravery’s music, visit their website at www.thebravery.com or their MySpace page at  www.myspace.com/thebravery and listen to their music. If it turns out that you really enjoy their music, make sure you purchase their albums The Bravery and The Sun And The Moon at iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody or any other store that sells their music.

If you own a video iPod, I would recommend purchasing their videos at iTunes. The videos that are available are “An Honest Mistake,” “Unconditional,” “Fearless” and “Time Won’t Let Me Go.” These videos are just as entertaining as their musical counterparts.

If you want to see The Bravery perform live near a city near you, visit www.thebravery.com or www.myspace.com/thebravery for tour information.

Also, if you want to hear a live album performance by The Bravery, make sure you purchase Live From SoHo (iTunes Exclusive – EP). The album includes several of their most popular songs that sound just as good live as their original album sound.

Finally, I am looking forward to providing future coverage of The Bravery whether it will be an interview or watching another live performance by them. Hopefully, if I watch another live performance, they will perform “Give In.” Below is the set list for The Bravery’s performance at the Vic Theatre in Chicago.

Chicago Set List:

  1. “Fearless”
  2. “Believe”
  3. “Public Service Announcement”
  4. “This is not the End”
  5. “Tyrant”
  6. “Swollen Summer”
  7. “Dandy Rock”
  8. “Time Won’t Let Me Go”
  9. “An Honest Mistake”
  10. “Every Word is a Knife in My Ear”
  11. “Above and Below”
  12. “Bad Sun”
  13. “No Brakes”
  14. “Split Me Wide Open”
  15. “Unconditional”