Black Veil Brides with Ghostkid, Creeper, and Dark Divine – Fillmore Minneapolis – May 2nd, 2024

Black Veil Brides with Ghostkid, Creeper, and Dark DivineFillmore Minneapolis – May 2nd, 2024

Review and photos by Kate Klaus

The Black Veil Brides “Bleeders” Tour performed at the Fillmore Minneapolis on May 2nd, 2024, and true to the name it was a night of haunting and dark performances.  Starting off the night was Orlando based dark metal band Dark Divine.  They put on a great performance, with dark theatrics and a mix of serious and lighthearted moments, with lead singer Anthony Martinez bringing a charming and mysterious charisma to the stage.  Their performance was a great opening to the evening and got the crowd fired up for more music.

The second act of the night, Creeper, continued the night’s theme of eerie and ghoulish acts, with each member of the band having a vampire-esque blood-stained mouths and dark leather outfits that added a Travolta or Elvis like atmosphere to their vibe.  Their music was both lively and haunting, and really was a fun and captivating show.

German horror metal band Ghostkid was up next, fronted by former Eskimo Callboy singer Sebastian “Sushi” Biesler.   On their first US tour, they were evidently already well recognized and loved by the crowd, with many dancing and screaming along to the lyrics.  Their stage esthetic was also very dark and eerie, with Biesler in a black lace dress and veil and their guitarist in a Flintstone’s like furry vest and bassist in a hooded ghoulish outfit.  Their music was the most raw and abrasive of the night’s acts, but with strong musicality and a performance that was well received by the crowd.

Finally, Black Veil Brides took to the stage.  Lead singer Andy Biersack brought a quiet but fiery energy to the stage, spinning the darkness of their look and music into a positive light that really brought the crowd together.  At one point he had to stop the show for a fan who was in medical distress, and he attentively watched and ensured that security assisted, then encouraged the crowd to continue to look after each other.  The lights and sounds were mesmerizing, and their set was a perfect end to a night of haunting  and yet beautiful music.