The Ghost Inside have hit the stage once again, performing live for the first time since a fatal bus crash in 2015.
Forming back in 2004 as A Dying Dream, The Ghost Inside quickly made a name for themselves as one of the best metalcore acts going around. Releasing their debut album in 2008, the band toured the world extensively, visiting Australia about half a dozen times.
In 2015 though, the band was struck by tragedy, with their tour bus being involved in a serious head-on crash. While the drivers of the vehicles died, some of the band’s members were hospitalised in critical condition, with drummer Andrew Tkaczyk losing a leg in the process.
For the next couple of years, the future of The Ghost Inside was left unclear, with the band making (and ultimately cancelling) plans to tour as part of the 2017 Warped Tour, and upgrading guitarist Chris Davis to a full-time member.
In early 2018 though, the band held their first practice session since the accident, assuring fans “there is a future” for the band, but noting they “still aren’t sure exactly what it looks like”.
Now, after sharing some teasers of new music, The Ghost Inside have formally made their return to the live stage.
Check out the band performing ‘Engine 45’ at their comeback show:
Announced back in February, the first show by The Ghost Inside since November of 2015 sold out within five minutes, meaning that this was going to be one highly-anticipated and long-awaited return.
On Saturday, July 13th, the band took to the stage at The Shrine in Los Angeles to deliver a massive 19-song set that featured plenty of classics and new material.
As MetalSucks reports, the band explained that they’re still not clear about what the future holds, with no further live shows being considered at the moment. Despite this, the group are still working on new material, though its release date is unclear at the current time.
Whatever the case, fan-shot footage of the concert shows that even after five years away, The Ghost Inside can still put on one of the most powerful shows out there. Check out footage, and the concert’s setlist, below!
Check out The Ghost Inside performing in Los Angeles:
The Ghost Inside @ Shrine, Los Angeles, USA 13/7/19 – Setlist
‘The Great Unknown’
‘Dear Youth (Day 52)’
‘Out Of Control’
‘Between The Lines’
‘The Other Half’
‘Faith Or Forgiveness’