Foxing, Tigers Jaw and Manchester Orchestra all have one thing in common — the ability to make a show with 3,000+ in attendance feel like an intimate night with the band. St. Louis natives Foxing took the stage first, with their heart-wrenching emo sending chills down everyone’s spines. Playing a mix of songs from their two LPs, The Albatross and Dealer, the band proved their ability to capture the hearts of everyone in the room, as applause erupted between each song. It was an incredible way to kick off the show, setting the mood for the highly emotionally night to come.
Tigers Jaw performed next, touring on their latest release, spin. While they played a few songs off the new album, they also played quite a few fan favorites from their older albums, including “Hum” and “Chemicals”.
Finally, Manchester Orchestra took the stage. They opened with three songs from their latest release, A Black Mile to the Surface. As vocalist Andy Hull backed away from the mic, thousands of voices filled in singing along to “The Gold”. It was absolutely chilling to hear a room full of strangers come together to sing along, proving that even after 13 years as a band Manchester Orchestra can still write songs that resonate with thousands and thousands of people. The night showed how powerful and uniting music can be, with the headliners taking everyone’s breath away with each note they played.