WALK THE MOON concluded the 10th anniversary tour of the band’s 2012 self-titled album on Sunday at NYC’s Irving Plaza, along with a special live-stream for fans.
The band’s sold-out show and 2.5 hour set included the album WALK THE MOON (the band’s sophomore album) performed in full, as well as their most popular songs and lesser played tracks.
Consisting of singer/keyboardist Nicholas Petricca, guitarist Eli Maiman, drummer Sean Waugaman, and touring guitarist Lachlan West – the Cincinnati band chose to bring their 10th anniversary tour and “those songs back to the rooms” they “played them in a decade ago.”
Fans were elated as the band opened with the title track “Quesadilla” followed by “Lisa Baby” and “Next In Line” before performing the song that put them on the map “Anna Sun.” The band continued with the rest of the album which includes tracks “Tightrope,” “Jenny,” “Shiver Shiver,” and “Lions” before closing the first part of their show with “I Can Lift a Car” that was full of crowd participation.
Part Two of the band’s set was all acoustic and began with Nicholas performing “Surrender” alone on stage. Eli then joined Nicholas for “Avalanche” from their 2014 album TALKING IS HARD before Sean joined them to perform “Different Colors” from the same album.
Part Three was full of even more danceable tracks like “Work This Body,” “Someone Else’s Game,” “Up 2 U,” and “Giants” as well as fan-favorite and currently unreleased track “The Liftaway.” The band closed with their most popular song “Shut Up and Dance” and 2021’s “Population of Two.”