10/20/2017 by Chris Payne
Few people coming to a Brand New show in 2017 are looking to be won over.
Tickets to last night’s (Oct. 19) performance at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre -- the Long Island emo legends' sixth concert since August’s No. 1 album Science Fiction -- sold out instantly, and those initially locked out of the regal, 3,000-seat concert hall had to pay upwards of $100 to find their way in. If you wanted to purchase a limited edition Brooklyn gig poster, you essentially had to arrive the second doors opened at 6:30, long before openers Nada Surf took the stage, and bum rush the merch table. Jesse Lacey and company could’ve sang the whole set in the voice at 2:44 of “Same Logic/Teeth,” and those in attendance would’ve told their friends how it really just added to the legend of Brand New. But instead, the seventeen-year old rock band is using the early rounds of a potential farewell tour to explore completely new experiences.