Yellowcard – Marquee Theater, Tempe, AZ 11/15/2011
By Libbi Rich

Yellowcard - Marquee Theater, Tempe, AZ 11/15/2011 ©2011 Libbi Rich - DOOM! Magazine

Yellowcard - Marquee Theater, Tempe, AZ 11/15/2011 ©2011 Libbi Rich - DOOM! Magazine

After an almost three year hiatus, personnel changes, chopping down trees (Ryan Key, vocals/guitar), selling cars (Sean Mackin, violin/vocals), and playing with Adam Lambert (Longineu Parsons II, drums), pop-punk alt band, Yellowcard, returned to headline touring in 2011, behind the release of their latest album, When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes.  The band, with new members Ryan Mendez (guitar, vocals) and Sean O’Donnell (bass), gave a performance that roundly proved that they were glad to be back.

The audience, a mix of teens, hipster 20- and 30-somethings, and people who might’ve been parents of the teens, but seemed to be having a great time too, was already hopped up by opener Go Radio’s extended set (Every Avenue was slated as the first band on the card, but their van couldn’t quite make it to the theater).  When Yellowcard hit the stage, there was a huge welcome-back surge, and everyone started dancing.

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Libbi Rich (40 Posts)

Middle-aged punk princess; pop culture hound; geekgirl; liberal activist and general shit-stirrer; reader of nanopunk/cyberpunk/comics/ anything-I-can-get-my-hands-on; wife and mom.

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