Let’s set the scene real quick. Sold out show. 933 people. One of Boston’s smallest venues. ‘Breezeblocks’ by Alt-J playing in the background as we wait for the opener. Sounds pretty energizing right? Well, there was more. We got to witness firsthand Walk the Moon’s gratefulness being back on tour and finally getting to sing along with their fans. There wasn’t one person that stood still as they took the stage.
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Walk the Moon started right off the bat with ‘Portugal’ off their Talking is Hard album. While this song is a perfect opener, getting to sing “growing up is a heavy leaf to turn” with the whole crowd was therapeutic. There is nothing that can compare with the sheer nostalgia they carry as each song hits and the moments they create on stage. From Nick Petricca’s irresistible dance moves, Eli Maiman’s sick bass harmonies, and Sean’s leading drum solos, you knew exactly how happy they were to be in front of the ones who made their careers possible.
But this wasn’t their first time at Paradise Rock Club. After they played ‘Lost In The Wild,’ Nick stated, “This was the only venue that wasn’t completely sold out in the area… they told us Paradise Rock Club and we were like frick yeah…” If you were in the venue after that was said you knew just how loud and excited we got.
One notable part of the concert was when they played the third single off their newest album, Heights. ‘Fire In Your House’ was made with Johnny Clegg and his son Jesse Clegg right before Johnny had passed away earlier this year. This song was a representation of a combination of styles and languages. As Johnny was a South African musician, his musical career was just as much as his symbolism for uniting cultures. During the concert, Nick had dedicated this song to him, and from miles away it was clear that he was both honored and grateful for the opportunity to work with Johnny. If you haven’t listened to it yet, listen here or read more about the backstory here.
Overall, you can never truly describe a Walk the Moon concert to a T, as it is just as much personal as it is individualized. You always come out with an indescribable feeling on your tongue, too many songs stuck in your head, and a longing to go back into the atmosphere Walk the Moon created. Walking out of the venue after ‘Anna Sun’ wrapped up the night’s set-list, Nick, Eli, and Sean thanked the crowd for what seemed like minutes on end. We highly suggest that you attend their new tour. Whether by yourself or with friends, it will be 100% one of the best nights you had in a while.
- Set List
- 1. ‘Portugal’
- 2. ‘Avalanche’
- 3. ‘Different Colors’
- 4. ‘Giants’
- 5. ‘Fire in Your House’
- 6. ‘One Foot’
- 7. ‘Next in Line’
- 8. ‘Tightrope’
- 9. ‘Kamikaze’
- 10. ‘Tiger Teeth’
- 11. ‘Can You Handle My Love??’
- 12. ‘Quesadilla’
- 13. ‘Lost In My Love’
- 14. ‘I Can Lift A Car’
- 15. ‘Shut Up and Dance’
- 16. ‘Headphones’
- 17. ‘Drunk in the Woods’
- 18. ‘Anna Sun’
What is your favorite drop from Walk the Moon so far? Gone to tour yet? Let us know on Twitter @TheHoneyPop, Facebook, or Instagram.
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