2015 has been an exhausting but successful year for PVRIS and we all agree on that.
First, they played USA (from 23/1 to 4/3) on the first leg of The World Tour, supporting Pierce The Veil and Sleeping With Sirens.
“Puris, P-virus, pervis… how do I pronounce their name?” everyone asked ourselves this question the first time they’ve ever heard about the band. In case you still don’t know, it is Paris /ˈpæɹ.ɪs/
The media and the scene started to focus on the band. They were not pop punk, not even a rock band, they mixed different styles and put it all in one, this is how White Noise was born. PVRIS used to start the shows with Smoke, the first song of the album as well, and finished with St. Patrick and My House, their most popular songs.
After this big tour, on April they supported Lower Than Atlantis on their UK Tour and added two headline shows in London and Birmingham. They sell out the tickets in 2 minutes! That was just getting bigger. One of the admins of PVRIS Daily went to Barfly to see them, it was an awesome and intimate show, and played White Noise in its entirely, even though they need a second chance to play Let Them In acoustic, but still adore that lovely moment!
PVRIS also played a headlining tour in Europe after the UK tour. They went to places like Antwerp, Paris, Berlin… A lot of fans were able to meet the band after the shows, and this is an important point, as they love to spend time with the CVLT. Not all the bands do this and we really appreciate that!
The trio played at Slam Dunk Festival. They were excited by how many people was there to see them performing. Also, the You Me At Six singer – Josh Franceschi, joined the stage to sing My House with PVRIS. Such an important moment of 2015 for the scene, we can all admit it now.
Summer season arrived, and festival season with it. PVRIS were ready to join the Warped Tour across the United States and Canada. Was then when they started to be even bigger than they were. They played the Journals Stage almost the entire tour, but the crowd was getting bigger every show, they had to move and play on the Main Stage. It was an incredible step for PVRIS career.
During the Warped Tour, Alex did some guitar lessons for fans interested on learn how to play guitar. The band also did signings and got to meet loads of fans around North America. The amount of people joining the fandom after this tour was unbelievable.
On July the 22nd, the Alternative Press Awards ceremony took its place in Cleveland, Ohio. They performed My House with an orchestra and with Tyler Carter, lead singer of ISSUES. PVRIS won the Best Breakthrough Band well-deserved award. Not only that, on June the 11th they won the Best International Newcomer award on the Relentless Kerrang! Awards. Have they ever imagined winning two awards in a year? Anyway, they deserved them for the hard work they since the beginning of the year.
Bring Me The Horizon announced they were touring US & Canada with PVRIS and Issues as special guests.
Before the summer’s gone, PVRIS played at Reading & Leeds festival, and after these shows, they announced they were also touring Europe & UK supporting Bring Me The Horizon.
But before their final – official – tour started, they toured Australia supporting Circa Survive.
They toured the whole That’s The Spirit tour in North America, Europe and UK from October to November the 28th. The final show took its place in Alexandra Palace, where they performed for 10.000 people. And we were there. It was epic. After a whole non-stoping year, they still had the energy to perform an incredible short show. Not to mention that two days after, they were already in the USA playing the 97x radio festival, The Big Ticket festival, 91x Holiday show, Acoustic KRAB Christmas… with band such as Twenty One Pilots, The Neighbourhood…
Plus, they supported the final show of A Loss For Words in Worcester, MA.
Yes, it’s been an exhausting year for PVRIS, they didn’t stop working. And we just mentioned tours, we can also talk about press, interviews, music videos… But we feel that thye finally got the recognizement they deserve. Lying. They deserve much more. These four humans (yes, we include Justin as he has been touring all of these shows as well!) gave us their hearts and souls in every performance and did everything to meet all of us after every concert. We’re not only grateful, but proud. And this is only the beginning.
We wish the best for Lyndsey, Alex, Brian and Justin, and we hope 2016 will be even bigger than 2015!
And to everyone who’s been following the band, no matter since when, if you support them, you’re part of the family. Happy 2016 and if you haven’t seen the band yet, we really hope you can see them next year 🙂