The Chariot added its own chapter the cycle of 2013 farewell and reunion tours with a recent ‘final’ performance at Philadelphia’s Trocadero Theater along with friends Rebuker, To the Wind, Birds In Row, and Glass Cloud.
Earlier this Fall, The Chariot released the below video and following statement regarding the band’s announcement of disbandment after a decade active in the music world:
Thank you. To everyone on this planet Earth that has ever supported us, helped us, watched us, hung out with us, given us a place to stay, given food, prayed over us, loaned us equipment, advised us, booked us, or given us a chance, no matter how big or small…we are forever grateful.
The show proved to be a moving goodbye from a city that turned out for The Chariot for a decade strong. The band spent as much time on stage as in the crowd and climbing any object nailed down. The selection of songs was a solid grouping of both new and old and no one seemed disappointed by the offering.
One Wing, The Chariot‘s fifth and final studio album was released on August 28, 2012 and can be snagged through Good Fight Entertainment and E1 Music. The album debuted at number 85 on the Billboard 200 earlier this year, the band’s highest position.
The opening bands all saw solid performances with most striking by that of France’s Birds In Row. The 3-piece set the room on fire with a blistering set chock full of emotional renditions of several cuts from the band’s latest on Deathwish Inc, You, Me, & The Violence. SputnikMusic commeneted on this latest effort saying, “..You will find that it is the dynamics between the vocals and the heavy hitting instrumentation that bring this record together to create absolutely beautiful violence. It might not hit you at once, but with repeated listens, it is sure to reveal its many layers. With no real rivaling bands, it is easy to see why Birds in Row are quickly making a name for themselves..”
Enjoy an exlcusive grouping of photos by BTS’s Senior Photographer Dante Torrieri (Useless Rebel Imaging)