March 10, 2019
Fates Warning was out on the road with Queensryche. A perfect compliment to this Queensryche tour. Fates Warning was no stranger to the New England area. The band originated from the Connecticut area during the early 80’s. Having gained international fame in the mid 80s. Like many other bands originating from the 80’s era, and continue to remain popular to this day, band had undergone a number of personnel changes over the years. Today the band is still going strong with a recent album released in 2016. Jim Matheos (guitar) is the sole remaining original founding member. Current vocalist, Ray Alder has been with the band since 1987, sounded great. The band hit the stage and moved through a powerful set of Fates Warning material which included of a number of songs from Theories of Flight. Fates Warning is no nonsense, hard hitting melodic prog metal. The band put out one powerful song right after another. The set went by way to fast. This is a group of highly skilled group of musicians who make their intricate set of songs seem effortless. Each song through the night was of precision musical quality that Fates Warning is known for.
Fates Warning is Jim Matheos (Guitar), Ray Alder (Vocals), Joey Vera (Bass), Bobby Jarzombek (Drums) and Mike Abdow (Guitar).
FATES WARNING Photo Gallery – Photos by Dan Wenc
Fates Warning has amassed twelve studio albums since 1984, with the most recent being the 2016 Theories of Flight.
The band took the stage amidst a highly energized crowd that came for a night of great music. Fates Warning kicked off the night with “From the Rooftops” from Theories of Flight. Then into “Life in Still Water” from Parallels. The night continued on. High energy from Joey Vera who was all over the stage on bass and backing vocals. And then there was Bobby Jarzombek, who was quite impressive and he played his massive kit with precision and left wondering how is he doing that. Founding member, Jim Matheos on guitar and Mike Abdow on guitar each took up each end of the stage with blazing guitar work though the night.
Fates Warning on this tour is the perfect storm with Queensryche in terms of being a prog-rock fan. Be sure to check out this show in a city near you.
From The Rooftops
Life In Still Water
A Pleasant Shade of Gray Part III
Pieces of Me
The Light and Shade of Things
As the night concluded Ray Alder thanked the crowed and mentioned that they would return in 2020 with a new album.
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