Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro brought their “Ellipsis” tour to The Vogue Theatre in Vancouver on Friday night.
This band from across the pond are notorious for their intense live shows.
The last time I was able to see them was when they played the Commodore Ballroom back in 2014.
The group stormed the stage as the pulsing of lights emanated from the backdrop.
Shirtless, they stood before us. Bellows of theatrical smoke swirled about and the hum of their instruments filled the air.
They jumped into the night with “Wolves of Winter”, the first single from the band’s seventh studio album, “Ellipsis”.
That was the ignition point. The crowd and the stage both erupted into beat-driven chaos.
The lighting was perfect for the show but not so perfect for photographing.
Though some of my shots turned out quite interesting it wasn’t clear enough to get crisp shots of the band. I was still quite happy with the batch of captures, though.
If you don’t know Biffy Clyro, you need to listen to them. You need to go to their website, find the closest show to you, and then proceed to drive however far you need to, in order to see them. They are one of those bands that people will talk about for decades.
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Biffy Clyro setlist
Wolves of Winter
Living Is a Problem Because Everything Dies
Sounds Like Balloons
In the Name of the Wee Man
Who’s Got a Match?
That Golden Rule
Medicine (Simon on acoustic guitar)
On a Bang
Many of Horror
Machines (Simon on acoustic guitar)