All the Flying Colors guys out first
Place in Your World
Awesome start to the show! I cannot imagine "Infinite Fire" being an opener, but I'm sure it was pretty hype. Cool move picking 2 songs from each, especially "Kayla" and "Mask Machine", the two "leading singles" from those albums.
Everyone but Mike and Neal left the stage and they brought out Pete, announced Ted Leonard as Roine's replacement, and brought out Bill from the NMB as the utility fifth musician.
Into the Blue
We All Need Some Light Now
Stranger In Your Soul
Daniel Gildenlow came out to do vocals for the part he recorded on the album version of Into the Blue as well as contribute backing vocals for We All Need Some Light Now. Great set overall, seeing the end of Stranger In Your Soul live is always a borderline religious experience for me.
YES! I am so very glad that Daniel *finally* got to sing his studio part live. I'm sure he really wanted to be a part of the Kaleidoscope tour 3 years ago. I'm curious as to how Ted handled Roine's parts, though I am sure he's a very capable guitarist. I'm glad he joined them instead of Eric Gillette, who would have seemed like an obvious choice. Perhaps Eric will be a part of the 12SS set?! Also, I hope you mean "substitute" and not "replacement" for Roine, because the latter sounds like they have decided to carry on without him for the foreseeable future, which would be very sad. And having Bill as the all-around utility man makes a lot of sense. I can only imagine how well the vocal harmonies must have sounded with all five of their voices.
Question about "Stranger In Your Soul" - did they do the whole middle-section jam and traded instruments? Seems like every performance of that full song has featured that jam since the end of the BAF Tour (where it started, near the end of the tour).