PHOTOS: The Dear Hunter, CHON, Gates—October 21st, 2015 @ Irving Plaza, New York City, NY

October 21st, 2015, New York City’s own Irving Plaza was the last stop for Gates, Chon, and The Dear Hunter, who were supporting their new release, Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise. Opening the show was Gates, a post-rock band that has been rising in popularity since releasing Bloom & Breathe in 2014. It’s awesome seeing these guys progress in their career, and they must be doing something right if both Chon and The Dear Hunter can manage to applaud them in between songs. Following Gates was Chon, and honestly, they don’t need much of an introduction. Everyone and their mothers know who Chon are, and for good reason. Chon is another band who have risen in popularity very rapidly over the last couple years, and rightfully so. Lastly, The Dear Hunter closed out the show and tour with quite a theatrical bang. Whether you’ve never seen them before or you’ve seen them loads of times, there’s no denying that The Dear Hunter are good at what they do, and we hope they don’t stop anytime soon. Enjoy the pictures below!



The Dear Hunter

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A recent graduate of Nassau Community College with an associates degree in liberal arts, Mark is currently a freelance photographer in the Long Island/New York City area (but travels frequently, especially if the job is worth it), and is constantly churning out riffs with his grindcore band, Blame God (who’s even playing with NAILS in March 2017). Aside from that, he is constantly searching for new bands to check out and attending/photographing shows.

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