Spiritbox Unveils Live Debuts in Paris

Spiritbox caused quite the stir at Le Zénith in Paris last night — live debuting two new tracks and leaving French fans in awe of their first 2024 show. Opening for Architects on their European tour, frontwoman Courtney LaPlante let out her most epic screams for a night of intensity, angst, and crowd interaction that exhibits everything Metalcore is all about.

Descending upon the venue in a sleek little black dress, blending Parisian style with an emo aesthetic, LaPlante began the set with a live debut of “Cellar Door.” The first of several new songs off their fourth EP, 2023’s The Fear of Fear, the extremely heavy track was more than enough to fire up the crowd. Between LaPlante’s rhythmic growls, her husband and guitarist Mike Stringer’s sick riffs, Zev Rosenberg’s thunderous drumming and Josh Gilbert’s fearless bass lines, the whole city of Paris shook with the innovative sound of Spiritbox.

They went on to play “Jaded,” “The Void,” “Rotoscope,” and “Hurt You,” along with a second live debut of “Angel Eyes.” One couldn’t help but notice the lack of cell phones in the air compared to your typical rock show, proving that fans were much more interested in “opening up this f***king pit” (A Metalcore mantra) than filming. And it’s just a testament to Spiritbox’s insane stage presence and universal appeal to Metalheads.

Call them “baddiecore” staples all you want, but it’s no secret that the recent GRAMMY® nominees are taking the Metal world by storm. They’ve spent the last year touring with Shinedown, Papa Roach, and Korn, among others, and are gearing up for the release of the next Spiritbox album as they perform across the world. The Paris show was just the beginning of an incredible 2024 for the group, which became clear throughout the nine-song set.

After bringing Sam Carter from Architects onstage to reprise his guest vocals on “Yellowjacket,” just like the recorded version, the energy shifted as this Spiritbox concert winded down. It was easy to see that the crowd wasn’t ready for it to end, and can you really blame them? Luckily, the group went out with a bang by playing two of their biggest and baddest songs: “Circle With Me” and “Holy Roller.” Despite being a shorter-than-average setlist, Spiritbox put every ounce of energy into their Paris show…and it’s just the beginning of what Europe has to be excited about.

Spiritbox setlist


Check out the full Paris setlist here, and get your tickets to see Spiritbox in Europe today!

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Last updated: 17 Jun 2024, 09:15 Etc/UTC