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Written by Jeroen Verel at 2012-11-18 17:44:50

Live Reviews :: Green Lizard & Face Tomorrow @ Melkweg

The “Hello, Goodbye” tour is Face Tomorrow’s goodbye tour as well as Green Lizard’s comeback tour. While one might have been waiting for this moment for years  and the other might have dreaded the thought of it, one thing is for sure… Tonight’s  show in the Melkweg in Amsterdam is going to rock.

When Green Lizard hits the stage, the venue is filled with fans who have been looking forward to the returning of the alternative rock band from Tilburg, The Netherlands. This band had a loyal fanbase during the 90’s and ‘00’s and judging by look of the audience a lot of people who are here tonight where a part of it all back then.
Green Lizard treat their fans to a set filled with songs from their three studio-albums. Right from the start it’s pretty clear why this band is so loved. The band plays an energetic performance and really seem to enjoy being onstage again. They clearly enjoy watching the crowd having fun hearing the songs Green Lizard stole their hearts with.

As a fun surprise, during their new single “Junior”, there is even a guest performance by vocalist Remi’s kids who join their dad onstage with a plastic guitar and drumkit. A lot of camera’s and phones suddenly recording the whole thing shows everybody thought this was kind of cute.
Green Lizard doesn’t just remind us why they were so loved. The band also proves they still rock and are planning on picking up where they left off in 2008.

When it’s time for Face Tomorrow’s part of the show it seems like there has been a shift in the audience. Instead of people in their late twenties and early thirties the venue is now filled with teenagers and people in their early twenties.
Face Tomorrow is here to say goodbye but, as singer Jelle states early on in the show, they are also here to celebrate all those years they have played together as a band. The Emo-rockers from Rotterdam, The Netherlands chose to play a varied set as well.

Face Tomorrow manages to distance themselves from most of the other emo-bands by some interesting musical choices within the songs. Another part of their performance that stands out is Jelle’s voice which sounds really great. Despite all of this and thanks to the absence of enthusiasm of the band they never manage to match the level of the performance of Green Lizard earlier tonight.
Judging by tonight’s performance, Face Tomorrow chose the right time to call it quits. Trying to keep going while not being into it anymore has never been good for any band or artist.

One thing about tonight’s show I really want to mention is the light and sound department. Most of the times one of the bands sounds good and the other doesn’t. Tonight the sound was perfect for both bands and the lights where great as well.
So there you go light and sound crew, great job!

To one the “Hello, Goodbye” tour marks the return of the almighty Green Lizard, who played an amazing show and proved to be ready for their comeback,  to the other it is a goodbye to Face Tomorrow, who showed they can still rock, but also made it clear they are ready to call it quits. A great night after which Green Lizard’s return really left a great impression..

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