08/21/15 Melbourne, Australia Forum Melbourne
08/23/15 Newtown, Australia Enmore Theatre
08/25/15 Brisbane, Australia The Tivoli
10/14/15 Vancouver, BC The Vogue Theatre
10/17/15 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
10/18/15 Ventura, CA Majestic Ventura Theater
10/20/15 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
10/21/15 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
10/23/15 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
10/26/15 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
11/03/15 Houston, TX House Of Blues
11/04/15 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
11/06/15 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live
11/07/15 Lake Buena Vista, FL House Of Blues
11/08/15 Raleigh, NC The Ritz
11/09/15 Charlotte, NC Fillmore Charlotte
11/11/15 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
11/12/15 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
11/13/15 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
11/14/15 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
11/15/15 Toronto, ON The Danforth Music Hall
11/17/15 Washington, DC Echostage
11/18/15 New York, NY Terminal 5
11/19/15 Providence, RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
11/21/15 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
11/22/15 Portland, ME State Theatre
11/24/15 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
11/25/15 Huntington, NY The Paramount
11/27/15 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
11/28/15 Philadelphia, PA Fillmore
A simple motto that is not only a cheerleader chant, and the name of Aussie band The Griswolds’ latest album (on Wind-Up Records), but likely also a credo to their live performance and impressing fans across the globe, many of which are just discovering them.
‘Sadness Disease’, a single in Europe, was a perfect example of their sound- high energy, memorable choruses, jangly guitars, an ‘80s nod with the keyboard sounds, and thumping percussion. ‘Rocketman’, ‘We are Skeleltons’, ‘Treasure’, ‘Weekends’, and ‘Robot Love’ all had people singing and clapping along, before they finished with the aforementioned Tove Lo collaboration, ‘Come Back to Me’- Urban Cone is a fun band (with a strange name) to definitely keep on your music radar.
The Griswolds: Christopher Whitehall-Ray
The quartet (Tim John; Daniel Duque-Perez; Lachlan West; Christopher Whitehall-Ray) were clearly having fun during their hour-long set, with singer Whitehall often standing high on the speaker stacks, briefly crowdsurfing, and prodding the crowd to join in on the fun, which the mostly under-21 and female audience, was more than willing to do. Whitehall looking like a blend of a Hemsworth brother and Michael Hutchence probably didn’t hurt either.
An inside band joke was claiming that it was drummer West’s birthday (something they call out almost every night), which still got the crowd to sing birthday greetings to him. “When we heard this song, we fell in love with it”, Whitehall mentioned, going into a sped-up and more percussive version of Vance Joy’s ’Riptide’.
“This has been one of our favourite experiences of the whole tour”, Whitehall mentioned near the end of the show as they achieved their goal- to be impressive.
The Griswolds at 7th St Entry, Minneapolis (26 June 2015)