If you look at the videos from HAVE HEART‘s reunion shows in Worcester, you can see old comrades getting together to to reinforce the feeling of belonging to a movement and to appreciate the still strong DIY community that impacted the lives of many. The band performed their first reunion shows in Worcester, Massachusetts on July 5th and 6th and made history again as hundreds of impassioned attendees fought and screamed loud and strong through the sound of anger and hope. What a wonderful odyssey!
HAVE HEART played their final show on October 17th at National Edge Day 2009 in Revere, Massachusetts, before parting ways.
This story is developing. Check back for updates. [UPDATES] July 22nd: more videos and photos from Cologne and Leeds added / July 21th: Cologne photos and commentaries added / July 20th: Wurzburg pics and videos added / July 15th: “Machinist” video and more photos from 2nd Sound & Fury night added! / July 14th: more videos from both Sound & Fury shows added! / July 12th: Sound and Fury video and photos added! / July 8th: more videos & photos + VEIN set added; July 7th: more videos, setlists and pics added.
Leeds, UK, July 21th:
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Cologne, Germany, July 20th:
NEVER ever would have dreamed to see or even shoot Have Heart. I simply cannot believe what I saw and felt. This was pure. This was raw. This was everything I ever wanted to have: a fucking legendary straight edge have heart show.
I don’t know if my photos do it any justice but I hope someone likes them.
I‘m still editing at 6:38 am and cannot get enough of it. I got more. I got way more.
Thank you to everyone who made the shows possible and to anyone who was involved getting me a photo pass. Thank you @pmbflynn for coming back this one time – thank you for the lyrics and everything they made me think about. This is still more than ink.
Have Heart is one of my favorite hardcore bands of all time. While I was listening to their songs once again, I was thinking of all the people, now friends, I met in all these years thanks to this music, their songs or the community we’ve become part of. All things considered, I don’t think I will ever be able to leave it behind. This music, its meaningful lyrics, its messages on and under the stage. They have become a part of me and the person I am today.
Thanks Have Heart for the great show and for revitalizing my love for hardcore punk.
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Wurzburg, Germany, July 19th:
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Worcester, July 6th:
1. The Unbreakable
2. Life Is Hard Enough
3. Watch Me Sink
4. Armed With a Mind
6. To Us Fools
8. Something More Than Ink
9. About Face
10. The Machinist
11. Lions And Lambs (live debut)
12. Hard Bark On The Family Tree
13. No Roses, No Skies
14. Salad Days (Minor Threat cover)
15. Pave Paradise
16. The Same Son
18. Watch Me Rise
This Saturday morning, nearly 10,000 people from all over the world came out to catch the second night of Have Heart’s two-part hometown reunion in the parking lot of the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. To give you an idea of how massive that is: even well-established hardcore fests attract about a third of this figure — which might just make this an attendance record for a single hardcore show in the U.S. / Kerrang
As Have Heart take the stage and tear into The Unbreakable, there isn’t a single cloud in sky. “He’s the band that’s playing while the ship sinks / The song of hope he forever sings / He taught the sun to shine,” shouts Pat, seemingly narrating the incredible event that’s occurring on this perfect day outside. / Kerrang
Though banter is kept to a minimum, Pat Flynn’s words of wisdom in between bands have always been integral to their show, and today is no different. Rather than drowning in nostalgia, Pat speaks boldly against the United States’ current immigration policy of separating migrant children from their parents and incarcerating them. Onstage, a sign reads: “Separating migrant children from their families is a human rights violation.” / Kerrang
Have Heart haven’t come back to celebrate an anniversary or to make a quick buck—they’re here because they have to be. In today’s political climate, we need a reminder that our voices can be a weapon for change. Pat’s lyrics reflect the struggle of being an imperfect human who strives to be better. The change must start within ourselves and our communities in order to effect change more broadly. The band’s hopeful chants are needed more than ever today, to usher in a renewed passion for bettering the world around us. And to many of us, that’s what Have Heart — and hardcore in general — have always been about: creating an alternative to a world with which we don’t identify. Because if we don’t take it upon ourselves to better the world, no one else will. / Kerrang
Over the course of the set, Have Heart rip through songs from 2006’s The Things We Carry, 2008’s Songs to Scream at the Sun, and even squeeze in a cover of Minor Threat’s Salad Days. The crowd knows every word, barely letting Pat sing many of his lyrics himself. It’s better that way. The crowd continues to erupt throughout the entire show: dancing, diving, and screaming. Everyone is intent on soaking up every single moment of the set.
Clouds gather towards the end of Have Heart’s set, but—somehow—the crowd’s energy seems to keep the rain at bay. A torrential downpour comes less than half an hour after the end of the show. Despite their time away from the stage, Have Heart prove that they are now at the top of their game, with a message as relevant today as it was a decade ago. Let’s hope that 10 years from now, Have Heart won’t have to come back with such urgency. / Kerrang
Worcester, July 5th:
1. The Machinist
2. The Unbreakable
3. The Same Son
4. Bostons (feat. JD of Shipwreck A.D.)
5. Life Is Hard Enough
6. Watch Me Sink
7. On The Bird In The Cage
8. No Roses, No Skies
11. To Us Fools
12. Something More Than Ink
13. About Face
14. Pave Paradise
15. Armed With a Mind
16. Brotherly Love
17. Hard Bark On The Family Tree
18. Watch Me Rise
Legendary Straight Edge band Have Heart kicked off their reunion tour Friday night, playing to a sold out crowd at the Worcester Palladium in Worcester, MA. They were joined on the bill by Straight Edge bands One Step Closer (PA) and Anxious (CT) as well as Abuse of Power. Featuring guest vocals by JD of Shipwreck AD.
The line-up for this tour consists of Pat Flynn, Kei Yasui, Shawn Costa, Ryan Hudon, and Austin Stemper, who have been making music under the name FREE since 2015. / StraightEdgeWorldwide.com