We love our local bands and artists at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, and we’ve had the privilege of hosting a few of them at our venue. We’re spotlighting local bands and their discography, including a 2017 Las Rageous headliner and Las Vegas hard rock band, Escape the Fate.
Las Vegas Rock Band Escape the Fate
Although originally from Pahrump, Nevada, the group considers the entire valley home. Described as metalcore to hard rock, Escape the Fate began in 2004, but their career launched after winning a contest judged by My Chemical Romance.
The band has since released six studio albums, the first full-length album being the Dying Is Your Latest Fashion released in September 2006. The album was well-received, charting modestly on Billboard’s Heatseeker.
Some musicians have come and gone throughout the years, including their first album’s lead singer, Ronnie Radke. Former band members Monte Money created Escape the Fate with Max Green and Ronnie Radke with Robert Ortiz, the only band member from the beginning to remain part of the group. The following are all of the past band members:
Former band members
- Carson Allen
- Omar Espinosa
- Ronnie Radke
- Monte Money
- Michael Money
- Max Green
Despite a list of former members, some controversial departures, and Radke’s incarceration, the band continued to create music for their fans and actively tours today. The following are the active members of Escape the Fate:
Current Band Members
- Robert Ortiz – drums, percussion (2004–present)
- Craig Mabbitt – lead vocals (2008–present)
- Thomas “TJ” Bell – rhythm guitar, vocals (2013–present), bass guitar (2012–2013; 2015–present)
- Kevin “Thrasher” Gruft – lead guitar, backing vocals (2013–present), bass guitar (2015–present)
Albums & EPs
Escape the Fate has been inspired by many other Las Rageous headliners and hard rock favorites like The Used and Underoath. The band has a six-volume discography, not including several EPs like their debut EP titled There’s No Sympathy for the Dead then later Situations EP in 2007.
- Dying Is Your Latest Fashion (2006)
- This War Is Ours (2008)
- Escape the Fate (2010)
- Ungrateful (2013)
- Hate Me (2015)
- I Am Human (2018)
They released their last album in the summer of 2018 and have made no further announcements regarding new tracks but tour consistently across the country.
Past Concerts and Upcoming Tours
You can view their latest, unnamed tour on the East Coast occurring this February 2020.
While the band continues to tour nationally, Escape the Fate is one of our favorite all-time Las Rageous performances ever.
See the 2017 Las Rageous gallery.
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