Young the Giant – Live in 2019

Young The Giant and Fitz & The Tantrums brought their co-headlining tour to Miami’s Bayfront Park Amphitheater....
Young the Giant : Live

Young the Giant : Live

Young The Giant and Fitz & The Tantrums brought their co-headlining tour to Miami’s Bayfront Park Amphitheater on July 20th. The evening kicked off with Nashville indie pop act COIN warming up the crowd.

Fitz & Tantrums

Fitz & The Tantrums did exactly what the fans wanted this steamy Saturday night: they played all of their soul-infused pop hits. The crowd knew most/all the lyrics and sang along to them as the band played one catchy song after another, while dancing and running around the stage with energy that one would expect from them. Singers Michael Fitzpatrick and Noelle Skaggs had the crowd dancing and singing for the entire extended set. The vocals were backed up by Jim King on the sax and a jazzy rhythm section. The songs that are heard on the radio or on commercials are even better live, with no time constraints or tightness to be concerned with. Many of the band’s hits, such as “Spark”, “Don’t Gotta Work It Out”, and “HandClap” received extended plays and improvisation, while King treated the crowd to tasty sax solos over the course of the evening. Since they are not supporting a new album release, the set list was a collection of hits from the previous releases, but nobody seemed to mind the lack of new material. Be sure to catch Fitz and the Tantrums at Lollapalooza in August (QRO preview). See the full setlist below.

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Young The Giant took the stage to wild applause as they started off an evening of old material and songs from the new release Mirror Master (QRO review). Frontman Sameer Gadhia twisted and contorted his way through hit after hit, all the while banging his tambourine against his chest rhythmically. Long time fans would notice a change in Gadhia and in the live performance. Gone is the alcohol fueled chaos that was a YTG trademark on tours past, replaced by tight singing and playing as if they actually care about putting on a great live set.

The show started off promisingly, with “Oblivion”, from the latest release, and only got better from there as the L.A. outfit played songs from every album, going all the way back to 2010’s self-titled release. Backing up Sameer was a spot-on rhythm section of Jacob Tilley (guitar), Eric Cannata (keys), Payam Doostzadeh (bass), and François Comtois on drums. The crowd sang along to every song, especially the hits like “Amerika” and “Cough Syrup”, and when the final notes of “Call Me Back” were played they yelled for more and were not disappointed. See the full setlist below.

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Get Right Back
Spark
Don’t Gotta Work It Out
Out Of My League
123456
Break The Walls
MoneyGrabber
Fool
OCD
Fools Gold
I Need Help!
Roll Up
Burn It Down
I Just Wanna Shine
Hands Up
HandClap
All The Feels
The Walker

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Oblivion
Something To Believe In
Apartment
Heat of the Summer
Panoramic Girl
Amerika
Nothing’s Over
Home of the Strange
Titus Was Born
Firelight
Cough Syrup
Mind Over Matter
Call Me Back
Encore
Superposition
Tightrope
Silvertongue
My Body

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