Alkaline Trio’s history as a punk band has a long tenured history in Chicago. Originally based out of McHenry, Illinois Alkaline Trio formed in 1996 immediately ingratiated themselves as a part of the Chicago punk/hardcore scene of the day. After many a lineup change and EP release, the band found their niche as a hard rocking punk power trio.
Alkaline Trio exploded onto the scene with their catchy vocal hooks and instrumentation. Not quite punk, not quite pop punk, the band got heads turning everywhere they went and in turn even got some much deserved mainstream attention. The band has worked very hard to get where they are, when they’re not road dogs they’re making records, and as of now there’s no sign of them slowing down.
Alkaline Trio are no strangers to playing the Metro, having played in their early days and during their ascent to stardom as a band. In 2010, Alkaline Trio held a brief residency at the Metro playing two nights in a row on February 27th and 28th. Both shows were nights to behold with the band Cursive opening up for them setting the mood for the energetic punk showcase. Alkaline Trio played two different sets full of new goodies and fan favorites and on both nights closed with two different Misfits covers. Never one to neglect their roots Alkaline Trio looks to recreate their insane residency this year on May 30th and May 31st.