The Vamps Setlist
08/08/15 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
08/15/15 Abbotsford, BC Abbotsford Centre
08/18/15 Big Ticket Summer Concert
08/20/15 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
08/25/15 St. John's, NL Mile One Centre
08/30/15 Birmingham Fusion Festival
09/13/15 Boomerang Hickstead
Before You Exit
According to the brothers, it was clear that Wednesday's show was "best show on the tour so far!" This must be in response to hearing their fans singing back some of their songs, including their new single "Model" and an Ed Sheeran cover "Thinking Out Loud".
My favorite moment was when lead singer Levi Jones wiped his sweaty body with a towel... and then proceeded to throwing it into an eager audience.
In between stage setups, the DJ did a great job playing music for the crowd. Mostly pop songs from the 90s, which I didn't think the younger teen audience would get... but when Fountain of Wayne's "Stacy's Mom" came on, the entire floor roared with girls singing the song!
All the bands on the bill are young and, but you should also note that they are also playing their own instruments (unlike One Direction or 98° or Backstreet Boys or New Kids on the Block). Of course, ironically The Vamps is dubbed 'the new One Direction'.
The Tide's Levi Jones also came on stage for "Somebody to You" to lead his vocals. Other guests included an older guitarist (Fin?) helping them play Sum 41's cover song "In Too Deep".
Midway in their set, the band all left drummer Tristan Evans alone so he can do a five minute drum solo. This served as a nice intermission for the rest of the band to take a breather before coming back on stage feeling energized.
They ended their set with their remake of Simon & Garfunkel's 1970 song "Cecilia", which they've retitled as "Oh Cecilia (Breaking My Heart)". The song has original lyrics, with the exception of the singalong chorus.
Based on the strong turnout and support, we'll be seeing The Vamps again in Minneapolis when they come back in support of their sophomore album - which they mentioned will be coming out November 27th.
The Vamps at First Avenue, Minneapolis (5 Aug 2015)