PVRIS At The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA

PVRIS @ Great American Music Hall, San Francisco | Photo By Justine Willard

PVRIS brought their second to last show of their American summer tour to the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.

The show which was originally supposed to be at The Regency Ballroom but was moved to the Great American Music Hall only a couple of days before the show but luckily everything still ran smoothly as the venue was packed. Accompanying and opening for PVRIS on the tour was Royal & the Serpent which was actually her first tour and she couldn’t have asked for a better band to be opening for.

PVRIS kicked off their set strong performing their newest single “Monster” that they released on July 30th, just a week before their tour started. The crowd filled with die-hard fans who already knew all the lyrics to the song as they were singing along the whole time. After that, they played another recent single of theirs “Dead Weight” from their most recent album Use Me which was released in August of 2020 and helped us get through quarantine. They even played a song from their 2014 debut album White Noise, “St. Patrick,” as a treat for the fans who have been there since the start.

Between songs, frontrunner and singer Lynn Gunn talked about how she still couldn’t believe that they were on tour and that they were at the end of it too. She apologized if she was rambling during each talking part in their set because it had just been too long and she still wasn’t quite used to being on stage again after so long. Before their song “Stay Gold,” she talked about how California, and San Francisco specifically, was an important place to them because after they signed their record deal it was one of the first cities they drove to. Sacramento, where they played two days earlier, was the first city they actually performed live in.

For the last song of the night, they performed “Death of Me,” the lead single from their 2019 EP, Hallucinations. But the night wasn’t over. They weren’t done just yet. For an encore, they performed three songs “My Way,” “You and I,” and “Hallucinations,” which was the perfect way to end an already great night.

As the month-long tour has unfortunately come to an end, there is no news of them hitting the road again anytime soon. Luckily, with their new single we can expect another album on the way and with a new album usually comes a new tour as well so definitely be on the lookout for both of those things in the coming months.

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Justine is currently studying photography at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She became interested in photography during her junior year of high school. She started concert photography in 2017 after randomly taking her camera to see Coldplay and falling in love with it.