Think of Chiodos as a post-hardcore version of Queen.
“What they did their scene, we want to do for our scene,” says Bradley Belo, who plays keyboards for the Michigan-based band, in town tonight for the “Parks and Devastation” tour at the Rotary Amphitheater in Woodward Park.
While Chiodos falls loosely under the umbrella of “post-hardcore,” Belo wouldn’t use that term to describe their sound. While the band may share some of the genre’s louder (and screamier) tendencies, it’s also a bit more progressive in its melodies and some of the keyboard parts, he says.
That flexibility of styles means they can fit in playing slots with a progressive rock band like Coheed and Cambria and be at home with more straight ahead high-energy metal and punk bands — like those on the current tour.
In April, the band released its fourth studio album “Devil.” Inspired by American best-selling author Mitch Albom, “Devil” debuted on five Billboard charts (including a No. 12 stop on the top 200).
Tickets cost $39 and are on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. They’re available through Ticketmaster or at the Fresno Convention Center box office.
Just a little unsolicited opinion here: It’s nice to see a rock show at Selland Arena again. There was a time, a few years ago, that it was hosting bands such as My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy, who weren’t quite Save Mart Center-ready yet. Hopefully we see more like this — that seems like a good niche for Selland.
I wrote a feature story on the band that was in Monday’s Bee, talking about how Fresno has seen the rise of ADTR first-hand, from playing small clubs to Crest Theatre to Rainbow Ballroom and now Woodward Park.
As you can see on their cool tour poster, Bring Me the Horizon, Pierce the Veil and We Came As Romans are also playing tonight, making for a pretty big show for the teen rock crowd. (I know my 15-year-old sister is psyched). So if you see a bunch of kids lined up at Woodward Park this afternoon, now you know why.
Today is also the TOMS Shoes-sponsored One Day Without Shoes. Visalia’s 210 Cafe is hosting a big event to raise awareness … and, of course, offer up some great music. So Cal indie band The Steelwells, fresh from headlining The Cellar Door, are playing this too.