Watch Falling In Reverse Mock Laptop Drama at Festival Show
The ‘tracks’ battle continued over the weekend, with Falling in Reverse’s Ronnie Radke making his final statement on the use of backing tracks in live stage shows over the weekend. .
As a reminder, Falling in Reverse recently canceled a festival appearance when their laptops went missing, with singer Ronnie Radke commenting: “As a band in 2022 you need your laptops. It’s like driving a car without engine.” This led to SiriusXM Trunk Nation host Eddie Trunk weighs in on the matter, calling out acts that use backing tracks in their live shows and an ensuing public back-and-forth over the use of tracks that brought Sebastian Bach into the discussion as the main person debating Radke online.
The discussion has since continued with Trunk once again commenting that he doesn’t “understand or accept“groups using backing tracks, with Radke followed with a suggest going to his show to discuss the subject and the continuation of the debate on whether or not Aerosmith uses backing tracks after Trunk praised their live prowess.
This brings us to last weekend when Falling in Reverse took the stage at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento. During the band’s set, the band made light of the situation, first telling the crowd that they had lost their laptops and wondering what to do before vocally mimicking the sound of a synth sample before to find the mixed version they could use to start the song.
“The tracks went down so we had to sing all 9 rap synths at once like…a real rock band would,” Radke said, tweeting the video for that part of the show. He later dubbed drummer Luke Holland’s featured as he hammered on supposed ‘tracked drums’.
Aftershock’s appearance seemingly concluded the band’s live plans for 2022, with the band’s next scheduled performance taking place at ShipRocked 2023 in late January.
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