Fit For A King w/ Chelsea Grin, Kingdom of Giants, & Soulkeeper

Sun Apr 28 2024

7:00 PM (Doors 6:00 PM)

The Hall

721 West 9th Street Little Rock, AR 72201

$30.00 - $60.00

All Ages

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All tickets on the floor & mezzanine are general admission, standing room only. Limited seating will be available on both the floor & mezzanine on a first come, first served basis.
 
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Fit For A King w/ Chelsea Grin, Kingdom of Giants, & Soulkeeper

  • Fit For A King

    Fit For A King

    Metalcore

    Trauma and tragedy transfer from one generation to the next. As difficult as it may be, we still possess the power to break the cycle and start anew. Fit For A King ponder the pain of these cycles and the possibility to end them on their seventh full-length offering, The Hell We Create [Solid State]. The Texas quintet—Ryan Kirby [vocals], Bobby Lynge [guitar], Daniel Gailey [guitar], Ryan “Tuck” O’Leary [bass], and Trey Celaya [drums]—explore this ebb and flow with a deft, yet delicate balance of sharp metallic intensity and soaring melodic energy.

    Drawing on real-life experiences, the band members collectively rallied around Ryan and his family as they endured seemingly unending turbulence… “The album is a reflection of the events that happened throughout the pandemic,” recalls Ryan. “In short, my wife and I adopted children and had to homeschool them. She almost died from a stroke. The Hell We Create is by far the deepest and most personal record we’ve ever written.”

    They’ve generated nearly 312 million streams on a catalog highlighted by “The Price of Agony,” “When Everything Means Nothing,” “Breaking The Mirror,” and “Locked (In My Head),” to name a few. Of The Path, KERRANG! raved, “This is overall a sharper, bolder, more offering from a band who might just succeed in using it as a launch pad to bigger things,” and Rock Sound hailed it as “brilliant.”

    Just before the pandemic shutdown, Ryan and his wife adopted her niece and nephew. Not long after, she suffered her stroke, and the frontman stared down darkness.

    “The record talks about the hell these children went through because of their abusive family,” he notes. “They went to multiple shelters and seventeen different foster homes before we were able to start fostering and later adopt them. Since they’re family, we know their story deeply. Their hell is completely created by others—like their parents and the system. After my wife’s stroke, I was ultra-paranoid. I wasn’t eating. There were these mental health phases of creating hell for myself. I’ve learned Hell is passed down.”

    In order to capture that sentiment, they reteamed with longtime producer WZRD BLD [Lil Wayne, Motionless In White, Highly Suspect], recording The Hell We Create over the course of six weeks in Los Angeles. Setting the stage for the next era, the band teased the record with “Reaper.”

    Now, the single “End” kicks down the door with a barrage of rapid-fire riffing offset by
    squealing leads, pinch harmonics, and double bass. It crashes right into the instantly unshakable refrain, “Will you stay with me? I can’t do this without you.”

    “It’s about my wife,” he says. “She had a 95% blockage in the jugular vein inside of her head caused by birth control. If one day passed, she would’ve died. It was the first time I was close to an unexpected death. I wasn’t mentally or physically ready to do this, because I had never dealt with it.”

    Then, there’s “Falling Through The Sky.” It hinges on a hard-hitting harmonic groove as clean vocals echo. The momentum builds towards the observation, “They say Heaven’s above, and Hell is below, so why do they feel so close?”

    “It was about me coping with the idea of losing her,” he goes on. “I grew up in church. I’m still a Christian. Everything made me realize how ill-equipped I was to deal with true tragedy even with all of the scripture I’d read. Once I looked the beast in the eye, it fell apart. I needed to use those tools to deal with these demons instead of ignoring them.”

    Ryan and Jonathan Vigil of The Ghost Inside trade vocals on the chaotically catchy “Times Like This” underlined by a gang chant.

    “Getting a guest spot from Jonathan was surreal because I’ve listened to him since high school,” adds Ryan. “When you’re divided, you don’t fight together—you just fight each other. We are whatever the media or politicians tell us, and we’re okay hating half the country. In reality, we have way more in common than not, but it’s been orchestrated for us to stay at each other’s throats.”

    The album culminates with might be the band’s deepest cut “What You Left Behind.” He reveals. “The quiet singing is my point of view. The chorus is the kids speaking to their dad who they were taken away from. The last breakdown is me speaking to their dad, ‘This is the damage you did to them. This is what you left behind when you left them’.”

    In the end, Fit For A King delivers an important message on the record.

    “I want to raise self-awareness,” he leaves off. “It’s not just important to fight for ourselves, but we’re fighting for others. You can reach out for help even if you’re scared. I know I was. I hope we can all reflect on not only what we put ourselves through, but what we put others through.”
  • Chelsea Grin

    Chelsea Grin

    Metalcore

    Chelsea Grin is an American metal band from Salt Lake City, Utah. Formed in 2007, the group has put out multiple full length albums and toured the world nonstop since their inception. Cheslea Grin is currently neck deep in finalizing the next full length which will be available early 2021. The new single Blind Kings available November 13th and is a glimpse into the future path of the band.
  • Kingdom of Giants

    Kingdom of Giants

    Heavy Metal

    Kingdom Of Giants is a melodic metalcore sextet from Northern California. Born from the remains of another band in 2010, its membership consists of Julian Perez (keyboards), Max Bremer (guitars), Levi Norris (bass), Dana Willax (vocals), Red Martin (guitars), and Truman Berlin (drums). They issued their debut EP, Abominable, in January of 2011. They followed with their first proper full-length, every wave of sound, which received unanimous acclaim from the underground metal press. It attracted so much attention, it provided the band with management and the opportunity to play in Europe. They signed with Invogue records in early 2014. Their label debut, Ground Culture, was produced by Andreas Magnusson (Haste The Day, The Black Dahlia Murder, Fit For A King) and issued in the Fall, followed by intensive touring as they headlined their own dates in the United States and Canada, as well as playing the festival stages of Europe. After relentless touring for a year-and-a-half, the band re-entered the studio. in August 2016, Willax announced a "new album" in a Youtube interview. In February of 2017, Invogue issued the video for pre-release single "Damaged Goods" and followed it with "Runaway" in March, and "Tunnel Vision” and "Cash Out" in April. The full-length album, All The Hell You've Got To Spare, was issued in early May. Produced, engineered, and mixed by Nick Loiacono, the set featured 11 new tracks and included guest appearances by T Cavey from Erra, Daniel Gailey from Phinehas, and vocalist Caitlyn Mae from progressive rock band Fighting The Villain.

  • Soulkeeper

    Soulkeeper

    Metalcore

    Metalcore band based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Fit For A King w/ Chelsea Grin, Kingdom of Giants, & Soulkeeper

Sun Apr 28 2024 7:00 PM

(Doors 6:00 PM)

The Hall Little Rock AR
Fit For A King w/ Chelsea Grin, Kingdom of Giants, & Soulkeeper

$30.00 - $60.00 All Ages

All tickets on the floor & mezzanine are general admission, standing room only. Limited seating will be available on both the floor & mezzanine on a first come, first served basis.
 
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PLEASE NOTE - The Hall is a cashless venue. Only debit or credit cards are accepted at our bars, box office and guest services window. Please plan accordingly.

PLEASE RIDESHARE - Parking is limited around the venue. We strongly recommend using rideshare apps like Uber or Lyft for transportation to and from the venue. There is a designated rideshare pick up / drop off location near the entrance for your convenience.

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limit 8 per person
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General Admission - Standing Room Only
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An upgraded experience, general admission ticket that includes: exclusive access to the private mezzanine w/ premium views of the stage, limited first come-first-served-seating, private bar & private restrooms. *Not Wheelchair accessible
Mezzanine - Regular
$60.00

Delivery Method

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Will Call

Terms & Conditions

Lineups and times are subject to change. Any ticket suspected of being purchased for the sole purpose of reselling can be canceled at the discretion of Little Rock Hall and/or Ticketweb. Valid government-issued photo ID required for entry to age-restricted events. Tickets available at the door (if not sold out). No re-entry. Physical tickets available at the box office.