WALK THE MOON, an Ohio-based indie rock band, formed in 2008 are currently the opening act for the band Fun.’s European tour. Playing shows in such places as Munich, Helsinki, Stockholm and Oslo, when they came across to the UK this month I caught up with them in Manchester, at the Manchester Academy.
In the past, having toured with Kaiser Chiefs, Young The Giant, and playing the main stage at the Lollapalooza Festival, next year they will embark upon their first ever headline tour in the UK after they complete their North American leg.
With a sold out crowd that was full of fun-loving energy, WALK THE MOON hit the stage at 7:00pm with a great set featuring songs from their newly released self-titled album, WALK THE MOON. Their upbeat tunes had the audience singing along for the full 30 mins approx. that they owned the stage, with most of the crowd (like myself) having known about the band before attending the gig.
At the beginning of their set 2 of the 4 boys came out with neon paint, a la their video for their debut single “Anna Sun” and the cover of their album, to cover the faces of the front row audience members. The crowd loved this as you can imagine!
When they come back across the pond in 2013 they’ll be playing Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, London, Bristol, Glasgow and Digbeth in late February. I’d urge you to grab some tickets while you can, I’m sure they’ll be going like hotcakes: tickets on sale now.
After the gig had ended I had the pleasure of meeting the lead singer, Nicholas Petricca, 24, who hails from Cincinnati. Petricca graciously accepted the praise that most of the attendees sent his way, whilst taking photos with the crowd lined up to meet him.
Download their new album off of iTunes here: WALK THE MOON on iTunes.