Drain Lead the Charge of Modern Hardcore With An Epic Headliner in Los Angeles

Drain Lead the Charge of Modern Hardcore With An Epic Headliner in Los Angeles

- By Ramon Gonzales

See images from the band's fanatic finale of the Good Good Tour inside the storied Hollywood Palladium.

Hardcore purveyors of the party, Drain, continue to streamroll on what was been the another MVP-type of year. Early 2024, the band flanked Neck Deep on a North American supporting run that saw sold out rooms across the country. Quickly following that stretch, Drain unveiled ambitious plans for their own headlining trek, supporting of their well-received sophomore album, Living Proof.

Along with a handful of festival appearances including Welcome to Rockville in Daytona Beach, Florida, Sonic Temple in Ohio and a highly touted set supporting Have Heart at Tied Down Fest in Detroit, Drain further cemented their position as one of the genre's most vital contributors - holding court in front of at-capacity crowds in every city of the Good Good Tour. 

Boasting some of their biggest headlining sets to date, Drain's closing weekend of the run included a return to California where the band headlined the historic Hollywood Palladium before closing out with a proper hometown set at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium - amounting to a victory lap of a weekend. 

Reiterating the band's current rank in hardcore, Drain took on an active role as curators for this tour in addition to headlines. Assembling a stacked roster of support touring some 17 different bands, the Good Good Tour touted vets like Terror, Madball and H20, while roping in the new school with sensations like Scowl, Mindforce and Angel Du$t. The diversity of the run emphasized Drain's with a broad swath of hardcore that came together for the same cause.

Punctuating the headlining trek, Drain helped mark the 20th anniversary of SOS Booking with a set that pooled essentials from both their breakout 2020 LP, California Cursed as well as last year's Living Proof - inciting pandemonium for the entirety of their set. Favorites like "Sick One" and "Feel the Pressure" broke into bedlam, while newer essentials like "Evil Finds Light" and their cover of the  Descendents classic, "Good Good Things" ensured the party element Drain has become synonymous with was very much an emphasis. 

However, there may be no better example of the vigor of modern hardcore than when Drain detonates a room with their anthem, "California Cursed". The explosiveness of the track guarantees the biggest pop of the night - with the Palladium proving especially powerful. Commanding thousands of fans on one of LA's most iconic stages, Drain upheld their celebratory brand of heft and further asserted they are one of the most vital bands in hardcore. 

See images from the Hollywood Palladium stop of the Good GoodT Tour below. 


Photos by Steve Rose



Photos by Erica Lauren


Photos by Erica Lauren 



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