Reasons to Get Lit on the Lit AF Tour


The Lit AF Tour was without a doubt LIT AF!

Philly was not only the eighth show of the tour, but the eighth SOLD OUT show in a row. That’s pretty big seeing as how next week marks only a year since the release of Polyphia’s second studio album, Renaissance.

This wasn’t my first time seeing the prog metal band perform live, but it was the first time I got to see them headline and I’m so glad that I did. There’s just something about an all instrumental tour that leaves you in awe.

Polyphia has put on a great show every time in my experience with Clay Gober’s nonstop energy and Tim & Scott’s seamless guitar shredding. Though Polyphia is known for their sweet guitar licks, it was even more fun to watch Clay Aeschliman’s kill it on drums.

Very pleased with their decision to incorporate some throwbacks (Transcend, An Evaporation, and Impassion) in their setlist for this tour. Amazed watching Clay A. master them all.

After hyping up the crowd with their old chuggy ways in a mosh, we got to witness the song Aviator played with featured artist Jason Richardson.

The former Chelsea Grin guitarist did a bang up job with Luke Holland (solo drummer) right before Polyphia’s set. Fragment was a crowd fave and I am now a fan. He made the decision to use a vocal recording of Spencer Sotelo of Periphery during Retrograde, which kind of hindered the sound quality, but overall he was very entertaining to watch. Especially with his makeshift platform (a crate) allowing everyone to get a direct view of his singing guitar.

In the same realm of mythical singing guitars, up-and-coming math rock band, Covet is giving it their all this tour.

You could hear the crowd reacting with gasps to some of Yvette Young’s tapping skills during the performance of their newest song Ares [watch]. We also got the privilege of hearing an unreleased and quite catchy song that I’m sure we all can’t wait to see drop.

I was most thrilled to finally see these Cali natives on the east coast and I hope it’s not the last.

Overall it was a fantastic show with such an array of talented musicians. They are all extremely humble and super engaged with their fanbase. If you have yet to check out any of these bands, I would strongly advise catching them in your town. You won’t be disappointed. Check tour dates.

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