09/10 Chicago, IL - Thalia HallRead More
09/12 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
09/13 Burlington, VT - Signal Kitchen
09/14 Boston, MA - Paradise
09/15 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
09/17 Washington, DC - Black Cat Backstage
09/18 Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
09/19 Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
09/20 Columbus, OH - The LC Pavilion
09/21 Cincinnati, OH - Taft Ballroom
09/23 Omaha, NE - Slowdown
09/24 Kansas City, MO - Midland Theater
09/25 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
09/26 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
09/27 Boise, ID - Neurolux
09/29 Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret
09/30 Seattle, WA - Neumos
10/01 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
10/03 San Francisco, CA - Slim's
10/04 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
10/5 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
Highlight of his set was when a fan shouted out, "Ice Cream", which he immediately responded, "We already did that earlier, you should've gotten here on time!" Finally, after some pestering, Rome Fortune played "Tropical" ... then he realized that he still had ten more minutes, so he decided to play some "new sh***" from a forthcoming album he was working on.
He ended his set with "FriendsMaybe", which normally would have featured guest singer/rapper Makonnen, but instead he had to improvised with Mak's vocals as a pre-recorded soundtrack.
The Cedar stage was dimmer than usual, from dim red to even dimmer blues... which seemed intentional as each song got a different mood lighting.
Singer Dave Bayley would often wave and flail his arms about, when it doesn't require him to play the guitar. Everyone else (Drew MacFarlane, Edmund Irwin-Singer, and Joe Seaward) seemed really seasoned, like they are really enjoying life on the road (in America, at least) and playing in front of an audience... especially one as crowded as last night.
Musically, at least what I heard last night, Glass Animals sounded like Alt-J, particularly in their unconventional melodies and song structures. At time, you can barely understand Bayley's vocals. This may be in part because I was standing right next to their drumkit, but after some fans shouted "turn up the mic!" Bayley asked the soundboard guy politely, "It would seem that we got a request to turn up the mic." Even with the volume turned up, it was still hard to understand the singing style that Bayley employed.
Glass Animals are currently on tour in support of their debut album Zaba. If you love the album, this is definitely the tour to check them out, as you'll likely hear every track live.
Glass Animals at the Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis (09 Sep 2014)