It’s hard to fathom that Frank Iero is just 35-years old. The accomplished guitarist and singer-songwriter made his way to Atlanta alongside his band mates of “The Patience” to play in front of a sizable crowd at The Masquerade’s Hell Stage in support of 2016 LP Parachutes. The album was received with sterling reviews from several notable outlets.
With claims like “Parachutes is Iero finding himself” and “Iero has made a grand statement with Parachutes that should not be overlooked,” Frank has quickly shifted his image from being known as the guitarist of the now-defunct My Chemical Romance, into Frank Iero: legitimate front man.
On stage, Iero is an enthusiastic cat. His facial expressions channel every sentiment put behind his lyrics and his guitar delivers the punches to hype the crowd. Showing fans an enjoyable time is the name of the game, and the Patience delivered via solid performances of tracks from both Parachutes and its predecessor Stomachaches – released under the moniker “frnkiero and the cellabration” – prompting plenty of onlookers to bellow along and cheer to their favorite tunes like “Weighted” and “Oceans.”
Photos by Andres Alvarado
From a fans’ standpoint, it’s quite impressive to witness Iero’s metamorphosis over the years. No longer a member of the teenage angst-y My Chemical Romance, Iero has flourished into his own and has managed to shape his image and music to attract both young crowds and mature adults. His versatility speaks volumes of his talent and his steady growth has us “patiently” looking forward for what’s to come.
For more information and upcoming shows on Frank Iero and The Patience, be sure to visit their website at www.frank-iero.com or download their new album Parachutes on Spotify, iTunes or wherever music is sold.