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  • Young the Giant Light Up the Rave

    Young the Giant
    The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
    All Photos by Paul Weber

    Young the Giant:
    Sameer Gadhia – vocals
    Jacob Tilley – guitar
    Eric Cannata – guitar/vocals
    Payam Doostzadeh – bass
    Francois Comtois – drums/vocals

    Young the Giant The Rave Milwaukee Wisconsin

    Young the Giant is riding high on a huge success of their second single “Cough Syrup” off their 2010 self-titled release. Another high note for the band was Fox’s hit show Glee covering  “Cough Syrup” in their latest episode.  The band is also set to play on one of the hottest music festivals this summer, Bonnaroo, as well as the Hangout Music Festival in Alabama. Their latest headlining tour is sold-out with the support of Walk the Moon. Thus, 2012 is looking good for this alternative rock band from Irvine, California.

    Young the Giant The Rave Milwaukee WisconsinLast night at the Rave was very interesting. This was the first time I’ve seen Young the Giant live after hearing the chatter about “Cough Syrup.”  It’s pretty bad of me because these guys have been around since 2004 and were formerly known as The Jakes. They sure know how to make an incredible first impression and one of the things I noticed was the amazing lighted backdrop on stage; it illuminated the stage setting the tone for the show.  There were hanging lanterns along with stands of exposed light bulbs that dominated the back of the stage.  The real surprising thing I noticed was how many fans, young ones, in attendance smoked pot.  That’s all I smelled as soon as the first song was over.  It was unexpected and slightly funny because just a couple weeks before Megadeth and Motorhead were at the Rave and that very familiar scent was not present.  For Young the Giant to be playing Bonnaroo just seems more appropriate than ever.

    “My Body” Music Video

    I can dig Young the Giant because they are a cross between Coldplay and Kings of Leon. At times  Sameer’s vocals even reminded me of Jim Morrison from the Doors.  He has such a strong vocal presence that trumps many of the other bands in the alternative rock genre.  As mentioned above the hanging lights from the back of the stage lit up the band and created a surreal vibe for their alternative rock sound.

    This is the time to catch them before they hit it really big. Tour dates and photos from their set below.


    I Got
    Guns Out
    Shake My Hand
    12 Fingers
    What You Get
    Cough Syrup
    Ever Little Thing
    St. Walker
    God Made Man

    My Body

    Photos from Young the Giant’s set at the Rave in Milwaukee:

    Young the Giant on Tour:

    Wed-Feb-15   Tucson, AZ       Rialto Theatre (+) – SOLD OUT
    Thu-Feb-16     Phoenix, AZ       Crescent Ballroom (+) – SOLD OUT
    Fri-Feb-17       Phoenix, AZ       Crescent Ballroom (+) – SOLD OUT
    Sat-Feb-18       Denver, CO       Ogden (+) – SOLD OUT
    Mon-Feb-20    Minneapolis, MN       First Avenue (+)
    Tue-Feb-21       Milwaukee, WI       Rave Ballroom (+)
    Thu-Feb-23       Chicago, IL        The Riviera (+) – SOLD OUT
    Fri-Feb-24        Covington, KY       Madison Theatre (+) – SOLD OUT
    Sat-Feb-25        Columbus, OH        Newport Music Hall (+) – SOLD OUT
    Sun-Feb-26       Cleveland, OH       Beachland Ballroom (+) – SOLD OUT
    Tue-Feb-28       Detroit, MI        Majestic Theatre (+) – SOLD OUT
    Thu-Mar-01      Toronto, ON        Sound Academy(+) – SOLD OUT
    Fri-Mar-02       Ottawa, ON        The Bronson Centre (+) – SOLD OUT
    Sat-Mar-03       Montreal, QC       Cabaret-Mile End (+) – SOLD OUT
    Sun-Mar-04      Quebec City, QC       Le Cercle (+)
    Tue-Mar-06      Burlington, VT       Higher Ground ( ! )
    Thu-Mar-08      Boston, MA       House of Blues ( ! ) – SOLD OUT
    Fri-Mar-09        New York, NY       Terminal 5 ( ! ) – SOLD OUT
    Sat-Mar-10        Philadelphia, PA      Electric Factory ( ! ) – SOLD OUT
    Sun-Mar-11       Washington, DC       9:30 Club( ! ) – SOLD OUT
    Thu-Mar-15       Atlanta, GA       Center Stage ( ! ) – SOLD OUT
    Fri-Mar-16         Jacksonville, FL       Freebird Live ( ! ) – SOLD OUT
    Sat-Mar-17         Tampa, FL       Ritz Ybor ( ! )
    Sun-Mar-18       Ft. Lauderdale, FL       Culture Room ( ! ) – SOLD OUT
    Tue-Mar-20      New Orleans, LA       House of Blues ( ! ) – SOLD OUT
    Thu-Mar-22      Houston, TX       Warehouse Live ( ! ) – SOLD OUT
    Fri-Mar-23        Dallas, TX       Prophet Bar ( ! ) – SOLD OUT
    Sat-Mar-24       Austin, TX       Stubb’s BBQ ( ! ) – SOLD OUT
    Sat-Mar-25       Austin, TX       Stubb’s BBQ ( ! ) – SOLD OUT
    Tue-Mar-27      Tulsa, OK       Cain’s Ballroom ( ! )
    Thu-Mar-29      St. Louis, MO      Pageant ( ! )
    Fri-Mar-30       Kansas City, MO       The Midland ( ! ) – SOLD OUT
    Sat-Mar-31       Des Moines, IA       People’s Court ( ! ) – SOLD OUT
    Tue-Apr-03       Salt Lake City, UT       In The Venue ( ! )
    Thur-Apr-05     Portland, OR       Roseland Theater ( ! )
    Fri-Apr-06        Portland, OR       Roseland Theater ( ! ) – SOLD OUT
    Sat-Apr-07       Seattle, WA      Moore Theatre ( ! ) – SOLD OUT

    Sun-Apr-01     The Boulder Theater   eTown Presents Boulder, CO
    Fri-Apr 20       STAGE AE     Pittsburgh, PA
    Sun-Apr-22     The National     Richmond, VA
    Thur-Apr-26    The Fillmore     Charlotte Charlotte, NC
    May 18-20      Hangout Music Festival       Gulf Shores, AL
    June 7-10       Bonnaroo       Manchester, TN
    Sat-Jul-14       Edgefest/Downsview Park      Toronto, Canada
    Mon-Jul-16      Central Park Summerstage      New York, NY
    Thurs-Jul-22      Pacific Amphitheatre/OC Fair       Costa Mesa, CA

    (+) = w/Special Guest WALK THE MOON
    ( ! ) = w/Special Guest GROUPLOVE



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    1. ehowders says:

      Great review! I saw that Walk The Mon was mentioned..they
      re’re totally awesome. Everyone should definitely listen to their song “Anna Sun”&check them out playing live on Fallon. I can’t wait to see them this summer!


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