In the case of high-energy, emotional performances and subsequent stage on-stage manufacturing, few do it higher than Nicholas Petricca, Kevin Ray, Sean Waugaman, and Eli Maiman.
The foursome, higher often known as Walk The Moon, introduced their ‘Press Restart’ tour to Oakland’s Fox Theater on Saturday, Feb. 10, and delivered each bit the efficiency that their signature-facepaint-donning followers had been hoping for.
From early fan favorites Anna Sun, Shiver Shiver, and Different Colors, to newest releases Headphones, Surrender, Kamikazee and One Foot, the group confirmed spectacular vary and management all through the spectacular efficiency.
The eclectic and spirited Cincinnati, Ohio-based rock band grew to become worldwide stars with their 2014 smash hit Shut Up and Dance.
The track took them into the High 10 on Billboard’s U.S. High 100 chart and on to a headlining tour spanning the nation in 2015.
Every little thing regarded primed for the group to develop their worldwide stardom. However life obtained in the best way in 2016.
Private points compelled the band to cancel their 2016 ‘Work This Physique’ summer time tour and ultimately led to a hiatus from recording and touring altogether.
Connecting at Kevin Ray’s marriage ceremony in October 2016, the 4 determined they had been prepared to present it one other go.
With their 2017 album What If Nothing, the band has with out query regained their harmonious bond after which some, delivering a stage of uncooked emotion and added depth that wasn’t current of their earlier works.
Each transfer and phrase on stage from these guys feels true to their ardour as artists and showmen.
“That’s what music has accomplished for us,” Petriccia instructed Billboard. “No matter it’s that we’re feeling, to really feel it deeper. To see it extra clearly or expertise it extra totally. And a report like this by Stroll The Moon wouldn’t have been potential if we hadn’t skilled some darkish shit.”
Stroll The Moon obtained again to its true roots with this album. They’ve constructed a spectacular stay efficiency round a mission that finds them expressing the intricacies of their lives freely.
They’re able to blossom brighter than ever earlier than.
Phrases and Photographs by Aaron Nelson