CONCERT REVIEW: I Prevail Play Two Massive Sold Out Shows In The Netherlands On Their First Visit
Back in 2019, I Prevail played a select amount of dates and festivals in Europe, among which the first-ever show in Germany at Rock Am Ring, where they amassed an absolutely huge audience while not even playing the mainstage. It was already very likely at that point that I Prevail would continue on the path they were on to become one of the biggest bands in the scene. Fast words 3,5 years and a pandemic later, and the band finally returned to Europe to take on a lot of countries for the first time, and that includes The Netherlands.
The band managed to sell out not one, but two shows in the country, the first one being in Melkweg the Max, with a capacity of 1500. If that was not impressive enough for their first show in The Netherlands, I Prevail also managed to sell out Poppodium 013 in Tilburg, which can hold up to 3000 fans. Eager to check the band’s performance again after chatting with them minutes after they came off stage in Germany in 2019, we got to see and photograph I Prevail in both Amsterdam and Tilburg.
While originally the TRAUMA tour, I Prevail have released their third full-length TRUE POWER in 2022, which resulted in a mixed setlist which heavily featured both albums. On the Tilburg show, the band played 1 additional song in comparison to the Amsterdam show, and played a total of 15 songs, with 7 of those songs being from TRUE POWER and 5 from TRAUMA. The rest was filled with fan-favourites Come And Get It and Scars from the band’s debut album and the song from ILLENIUM they were featured on Feel Something.
From start to finish, I Prevail delivered an amazing show that showcased their incredible talent and energy. Eric Vanlerberghe and Brian Burkheiser, the band’s dynamic vocal duo, was an absolute powerhouse on stage, delivering vocals that effortlessly alternated between singing and aggressive screaming. His energy was infectious and the crowd was fully engaged throughout the entire performance. From start to finish, I Prevail’s performance was contagiously energetic. The band was ecstatic to finally be playing headliner shows in Europe, and the fans in the audience were very clearly elated to see the band finally perform in The Netherlands. Both shows were a celebration and we feel so fortunate to have witnessed them both.
The band’s talent, passion, and showmanship were all on full display, and it was clear that they had poured their hearts and souls into their performance, as they do their music. It’s no coincidence I Prevail have grown to become one of the biggest bands in the scene in a matter of years, and we are excited to see what will be next for the band. Check out photos from the band’s Amsterdam and Tilburg show below and make sure to catch I Prevail on the road if the opportunity presents itself.