Walk the Moon Setlist
Iggy Azalea Tour Dates
12/05/14 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
12/08/14 Saint Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
12/10/14 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
12/12/14 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
12/14/14 Boston, MA TD Garden
12/15/14 Washington, DC Verizon Center
12/18/14 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
12/21/14 Sunrise, FL BB&T Center
Walk the Moon Tour Dates
10.22 St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room #
10.23 Kansas City, MO - Record Bar #
10.25 Dallas, TX - Trees #
10.26 Austin, TX - The Parish #
10.28 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West #
10.29 Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theatre #
10.30 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar #
11.01 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair #
11.02 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom #
11.04 Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall #
11.05 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts #
# PUBLIC supports
DJ Mad Mardigan
Though seemingly disparate on paper and playing very different styles of music, both acts nonetheless were universally accepted by the frenzied crowd of 10,000 mostly students, that had packed into just a few open sections along the south side of the stadium. Instead of using the main but distant scoreboard video screen (like last year), two smaller but much closer screens were wisely set up at the right and left sides of the open sections and the stage itself was constructed on the field, but butted up against the lower level, so that everyone could get a good view.
Walk the Moon
Traffic was a mess around the stadium, streets had been blocked off for the Homecoming parade, and the band had started a bit early, catching many off guard, but the Ohio quartet was clearly grateful to be playing. Starting with hit, ‘Tightrope’, the band played a buoyant and upbeat 45 min. set, that showcased both cuts from the upcoming album, and songs from their major label debut.
Walk the Moon: Nicholas Petricca
“It’s our job to make sure you’re taken care of tonight”, Petricca pledged, and new single, ‘Shut Up + Dance’ started with a churning Edge/U2-esque guitar riff. ‘I Can Lift a Car’ had singer Petricca briefly in the crowd and the biggest response of their set, was expectedly for the set-closing hit, ‘Anna Sun’. Look for the band to return in 2015 to tour the new album.
Azalea and group kept things moving, working in 16 songs in just less than 50 minutes, with Azalea so cool in movements and delivery, it was at times aloof, not that the restless crowd minded at all. The Australian singer is out in support of her debut, The New Classic (Virgin EMI/Def Jam), bolstered by the hands-down song of the summer with Charli XCX, ‘Fancy’.
‘Don’t Need Ya’ll’ had Azalea and crew taking a breather sitting halfway up the stairs, which was short-lived as previous single, ‘Change Your Life’ was next, followed by the female-empowering ‘Pu$$y’, culled from her 2011 mixtape, prefaced by an infamous Eddie Murphy/Grace Jones film clip from 1992’s Boomerang.
Those that missed Azalea are in luck, as she plays Saturday Night Live on TV this week and a series of Jingle Ball concerts across the country in December, including a stop in nearby St. Paul, in just six weeks. The football team went on to win their Saturday game as well, so things are still sweet at the University of Minnesota.
Iggy Azalea at TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis (17 October 2014)