$uicideboy$, Trash Talk, Night Lovell, Germ, City Morgue, Turnstile, and Pouya Take Over Roxy for Grey Day Tour
On August 4th, 2019, the inaugural Grey Day Tour landed at the Coca-Cola Roxy in Atlanta, Georgia. We sent out our Atlanta correspondent, Chris Roberts, along with one of our amazing photographers, Matt Do, to cover the madness.
As I approached the Coca-Cola Roxy for the Grey Day Tour last Sunday, I was greeted by a sea of black clothing and colored hair eagerly waiting in line to see the $uicideBoy$ alongside their touring partners Shakewell, Trashtalk, Germ, City Morgue and Pouya. The Grey Day tour has been described as a “space without boundaries that highlights today's ‘Grey Area’ youth”, and we were about to witness just that.
Myself and our videographer Matt got to the venue; the lights were low and Shakewell was starting things off right. Sweat was dripping, mosh pits were starting, and drinks were flowing, this was just the beginning of the night.
With possibly one of the most wild performances of the night, Trash Talk was up next. Starting their set with a deep scream and suggestions of a mosh-pit (which later came to fruition), Trash Talk was ready to take on the night. Within the first ten minutes, the aforementioned mosh pit had started and their guitarist was scaling the side of the balcony. Yes, literally climbing the side of the venue. Moments later, they were calling for people on the top balcony to jump down into the crowd below. One brave soul complied, and another followed. At one point, before one of their songs the lead singer exclaimed, “this one goes out to SuicideBoys and Meth!”. The crowd screamed; I wasn’t sure whether they were screaming for the meth or SuicideBoys, probably the latter.
Next up was Atlanta native, GERM. From the side of the stage Germ walks out and introduces himself by yelling his well known “baaddd shiiittttt” with the crowd reciprocating the same thing. Water bottles could be seen flying across the crowd as Germ start to perform “My Little Draco.” The energy was high throughout his set, towards the end he brought out Shakewell to perform “Slutwalk” and “Shameless”. He wrapped his show up by giving a shout out to his mom and dad, who just so happened to be seated right above me.
After GERM, the venues attention was caught by a devious, Call of Duty nazi zombie-esque scream. From the back of the stage a voice yells out “What’s up Atlanta?! Are you fucking ready for City Morgue?” Immediately people started running to the front, the energy and ambience was rising quickly. Two guys, one who looked like a Post Malone/Lil Skies hybrid, immediately run out on stage and start their performance with an energy i’ve never seen before. If Tekashi 6ix9ine and skateboarding had a love child, it would be called City Morgue. Throughout their whole set, I don’t think they stopped moving once. It was raspy, it was wild, it was raw, it was City Morgue.
Pouya took the stage by storm immediately following City Morgue. He opened up with “Suicidal Thoughts in the Back of the Cadillac” with the whole crowd was moshing and singing along. Before we knew it, Pouya was playing unreleased music and people were losing their minds. Next, Shakewell comes out and the lights switch off, queue “Terminal Sex.” Highlight of the set was +the circle pit when he announced “I wanna see World War 3 in this motherfucker!”
After them, the lights cut off and everyone knows what’s coming: The $uicideBoy$. The crowd starts chanting; “Suicide, suicide, suicide”. From the back you hear, “I don’t know... I kind of want to go home, how about you Ruby?” Ruby proceeds, “When I say suicide, you say boys!” You know how it goes. They started their set out with “Carrollton” with an unmatched energy. Everyone was packed in with a haze of what I could only assume was a mixture of cigarette smoke, vapes, and marijuana engulfed the crowd, this was the Grey Day Tour. The grey area, they were all here for the same thing.
The vibes in the venue were maxed out, flashes of anarchy symbols, war clips, and bombs dropping were plastered behind the $uicideBoy$ on the LEDs. Heavy distorted bass stabbed the air around us. Scrim was wearing a customized Braves Jersey. Throughout their set, they covered the whole spectrum by playing unreleased songs alongside day one tracks. Halfway through, Shakewell was brought on stage, then Pouya, it was a class reunion. The “last song” they played was “Antarctica”; lighters in the air, it was incredible. But after, that people were calling for an encore. Again, from the back of the stage we hear a faint, “Should we do another one Ruby?” $uicideBoy$ run out and drop “Fuck”. At the end of the night, Scrim and Ruby were encouraging people to share water and singing everyone out to Bohemian Rhapsody; they gave everyone what they came for: a Grey Day.
Thanks so much to Listen Up for bringing out our correspondents to cover the show. We hoped you enjoyed Chris Robert's debut on our site! The incredible photos throughout the article are all from the incredibly talented Matt Do.
The QR Network Atlanta Correspondent.
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