TVD Live Shots: ONE OK ROCK and Our Last Night at the Warfield, 1/22

If you happened to be meandering down San Francisco’s Market Street around 6 PM this past Sunday night (1/22), you could not have missed the long line of people winding down the street from 6th and around the corner onto Turk, quietly waiting in the drizzling rain for the doors to open at the Warfield. Bringing everyone together … Japan’s very own ONE OK ROCK.

By the time opener Our Last Night took the stage, there was a tight arc of folks packed in front of the stage. While few in the room seemed familiar with the band, the reaction was universally positive and their cover of Imagine Dragons had the crowd singing along.

With the audience sufficiently primed and the room appropriately packed, it was time for the headliner. Taking the stage to blaring lights, the band launched into “Taking Off” and the crowd went nuts as the pent-up energy in the room was finally released. Frontman Taka Moriushi sprinted between all corners of the stage, pausing early on to encourage a mosh that never fully materialized as the crowd was much too busy singing and dancing along.

The four piece kept things upbeat as they moved right into singalong “Take Me to the Top” during which bassist Ryoto pulled out a few epic jump spins without missing a note.

With a few visits to the U.S. over the last two years in supporting slots under their belt and a new record Ambitions hot off the presses, ONE OK ROCK’s energetic pop rock is clearly just now breaking through in America. And how great was it that their 90 minute set ended before 10PM?

ONE OK ROCK

ONE OK ROCK

ONE OK ROCK

ONE OK ROCK

ONE OK ROCK

ONE OK ROCK

ONE OK ROCK

ONE OK ROCK

ONE OK ROCK

ONE OK ROCK

ONE OK ROCK

ONE OK ROCK

ONE OK ROCK

ONE OK ROCK

ONE OK ROCK

ONE OK ROCK

ONE OK ROCK

ONE OK ROCK

ONE OK ROCK

OUR LAST NIGHT

Our Last Night

Our Last Night

Our Last Night

Our Last Night

Our Last Night

Our Last Night

Our Last Night

Our Last Night

Our Last Night

Our Last Night

Our Last Night

Our Last Night

ONE OK ROCK SETLIST
Taking Off
Take Me to the Top
Cry Out
Deeper Deeper
Clock Strikes
Decision
Hard To Love
Instrumental with Toru, Ryo, and Tomo
Bedroom Warfare
The Beginning
I was King
Take What You Want
We are
Mighty Long Fall

ENCORE
American Girls

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