Spotlight: WALK THE MOON
By all accounts, you should know WALK THE MOON by now. The four-piece band has a resume that reads like a Mumford & Sons Wikipedia page: main stage performances at Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo, late-night television appearances, soundtracks for video games and TV shows, and accolades from main stream music publications. Not to mention their never ending tour schedule which has included opening gigs for P!nk, Weezer, Panic! At the Disco and Grouplove.
With seemingly so much success, how is it possible that this band – comprised of vocalist Nicholas Petricca, bassist Kevin Ray, drummer Sean Waugaman and guitarist Eli Maiman – isn’t massively popular yet? The truth is, they are. After forming in 2008, enduring several lineup changes, self-releasing two albums and ultimately signing a deal with RCA Records in 2012, they finally released their self-titled third album. The record peaked at No. 36 on the Billboard Chart, and the first single, “Anna Sun,” broke the top 10. The track (which was named “Song of the Summer” by MTV) is the type of song that, while you may not know it by name, as soon as the chorus begins you’ll find that you inexplicably know all of the lyrics.
The quartet have spent more time on the road than in their hometown of Cincinnati lately, and are currently on tour until October 31. They’ll cover ground throughout the entire United States, plus stopovers in Canada on September 14 and October 22. Also on the docket is a show at NYC’s Terminal 5, where tickets are currently selling at around four times the face value. This is similar to the success they’re having down in D.C., where – despite spending two nights at the 9:30 Club on September 26 and 27 – tickets are still going for $87 dollars. Click here to check out a full list of tour dates and available tickets on SeatGeek.
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