Pop Evil at House of Blues

House of Blues, Jan. 25th – Pop Evil brought their high energy, hard hitting show to Dallas and played to a packed House of Blues. This time around, the band blew the crowd away with a new stage setup, a powerful performance, and many of their hit songs that have created an army of fans.
Just as the band keeps getting bigger and badder, so does their stage set up. Gone was the simple black banner that served as a backdrop.  On the Rock ‘n’ Roll Now Tour, the band’s stage is a more elaborate set that has an industrial feel and is reflective of the tour poster. For this tour, there are more props, lights, and production.

Pop Evil (House of Blues - Dallas, TX) 1/25/17<br /> ©2017 James Villa Photography, All Rights Reserved

Each band member brought something to the table for this show, and there is a solid symbiosis that exists with this band that makes Pop Evil a real crowd pleaser. Guitarists Dave Grahs and Nick Fuelling complimented each other perfectly on stage as they ripped through each song . Bassist Matt DiRito worked the entire stage throughout the show, and swung his long locks in a way that could eclipse any of the 80s hair band rockers. Leigh Kakaty’s good looks and charisma make him the ideal front man. He worked the crowd like a true puppet master. Hayley Cramer, the band’s drummer, showed the fans why she is referred to as “The Queen” by her band of brothers. She absolutely slayed every song and proved that she has the skills and ability to hold her own in a field dominated by men. With her current trajectory, she’ll be sitting alongside drumming greats like Tommy Lee and Chad Smith. Collectively, the band brought the audience into the zone with them.

Pop Evil (House of Blues - Dallas, TX) 1/25/17 ©2017 James Villa Photography, All Rights Reserved
The band played a bevy of their biggest hits and came out of the gate swinging with their first #1 hit, Trenches. Among the songs played were Last Man Standing, Ways to Get High, and Deal with the Devil which sent the audience into a frenzy. Pop Evil gave their audience a chance to slow down a bit, as well, with the songs Torn to Pieces, Monster, and their newest single from their fourth studio album Up, If Only For Now. Regardless of the tempo, the momentum was never lost.

Pop Evil (House of Blues - Dallas, TX) 1/25/17 ©2017 James Villa Photography, All Rights ReservedThe fans were fueled by the band’s energy and hung onto every note as they sang along, fist pumped, and jumped to every song. After finishing their set, Pop Evil left the fans hungry for more. In true Texas style, the audience hooted and hollered for another round. Shouts of “Hell yeah” and “Uno mas” rang through the crowd. The band returned for an encore and played Stepping Stone, Footsteps, and Take It all . Throughout the show, the synergy between the band and the audience created an electric atmosphere at the House of Blues. The band gifted those in the audience a chance to escape life’s daily grind. Pop Evil gave it all to its crowd and, once again, did not disappoint.

Pop Evil (House of Blues - Dallas, TX) 1/25/17<br /> ©2017 James Villa Photography, All Rights Reserved

If you’re a Pop Evil fan, you already know the power and promise of this band, and you got what you came to the show for. If you have not had a chance to witness this band’s rock greatness, it’s time to do so! Pop Evil is a must see band that is breathing new life into the rock scene! Go check them out on their Rock ‘n’ Roll Now Tour!

For more on Pop Evil and tour dates click HERE

Writer: Cindy Brooks

Photographer: James Villa – Pop Evil (House of Blues – Dallas, TX) 1/25/17
©2017 James Villa Photography, All Rights Reserved

Check out more photo’s from our slideshow below:

Set list:
Trenches
Goodbye
Last Man Standing
Ways to Get High
Torn To Pieces
Sick Sense
Boss’s Daughter
Divide
Deal With the Devil
Vendetta
Monster
If Only For Now
Somebody Like You
100 in a 55
Stepping Stone
Footsteps
Take It All