Theatrical performances, costume changes, heavy guitar riffs, and a beautiful lead singer that can scream with the best of them, what more could you ask for, for an amazing night of music.

In This Moment brought their Black Widow Tour to Peoria Illinois last Saturday and what a tour it was. This was my seventh or eighth time seeing these folks, and they never disappoint when it comes to putting on an amazing rock show.

The stage set up has changed for this tour with the drummer and guitarist having their own sections on the stage, with Maria the lead being front and center to do what she does best. For folks that don’t know In This Moment, they have been around for quite some time, they are releasing their fifth studio album, entitled “Black Widow” their fourth album “Blood” was what set them apart from other rock bands and confirmed their status in the rock world as a heavy rock band to be reckoned with. In This Moment consist of “Maria Brink” the lead singer, “Chris Howorth” guitarist, “Travis Johnson” bass, “Randy Weitzel” guitarist and “Tom Hane” drums, all five of them make up one hell of a rock band.

The set list for the Peoria show, contained several off of their upcoming Cd along with some old favorites and some remakes.

  1. Sick Like Me
  2. Black Widow
  3. Adrenalize
  4. Sex Metal Barbie
  5. Burn
  6. Into the Light
  7. Beautiful Tragedy
  8. Metallica Medley
  9. Drum Solo/Guitar Solos
  10. Big Bad Wolf
  11. Dirty Pretty
  12. Whore
  13. Closer
  14. Blood









Maria does a solo performance of “Into the Light” off of their second CD entitled “The Dream” it’s a very beautiful song, and I did tear up during her performance. I was able to capture a video of the song, along with one of my favorite photos from the whole night, she just looks breathtaking.






It was one of the best performances of the night in my book. In This Moment did sang “Closer” by Nine Inch Nails, they remade that last year and had started singing it on recent tours. Before they get into the song, Maria pulls someone up on stage to “infect” them, my friend Cortney was one of the lucky ones.. the video is basically for her.


Of course that was the major highlight of the night, overall an amazing performance by In This Moment, I was blown away. They were amazing in every song they played.

They did bring along a few bands for this tour, “3 Pill Morning”, “Starset” and “12 Foot Ninja” all great bands in their own right, but the evening belonged to “In This Moment”






It was an amazing show and I’m thankful I got to meet them twice so far, and I got one more Black Widow date to go to.. overall best show yet by them.

Concert goer, Network Engineer, Midwest dweller.
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