After celebrating their 10 year anniversary as a band earlier this year, the talented 4-piece band The Vamps have hit the road on their The Greatest Hits Tour. Their tour stopped off in Brighton on Friday night for a huge sold-out show at the beachside venue Brighton Centre.
The excited audience anxiously waited for The Vamps band members – Bradley Simpson, Connor Ball, James Brittain-McVey and Tristan Evans – to take to the stage. The lights dimmed and screens behind a black cloth drape lit up with rainbow lighting as the silhouettes of the band came into view. When the drape dropped, the crowd went crazy and the band kicked off with a fan-favorite track, “Last Night”. They then went on to perform “Girls On TV” and lead singer Bradley Simpson ditched his guitar and headed down the runway with his mic in hand. He eagerly made his way down the runway, being sure to stop multiple times to interact with the band’s dedicated fans. He is a born performer and it was entirely captivating to watch him own the stage. Bass player Connor Ball later surprised Brad down the end of the runway during their song “Cheater” and the duo had a great moment together with their loving fans.
Mid-way through the set, the band invited a dedicated Peruvian fan, Lucia, to join them on stage to perform “Million Words” from their 2015 album, Wake Up. Lucia had flown to the UK especially to see The Vamps and had hoped to sing the track with them and the band obliged, performing the song for the first time in a long while. It was such a touching performance to witness and both the band and Lucia’s voices sounded incredibly beautiful.
Having released five albums over their ten years together, including Meet The Vamps, Wake Up, Night & Day (Night Edition), Night & Day (Day Edition) and their latest album, Cherry Blossom, the band had an endless discography of tracks to play throughout the night. They somehow managed to cut it down to a twenty-two-song set list, which included performances of “Wild Heart,” “Middle Of The Night,” “Married In Vegas,” and their new touching Christmas single, “Seat At The Table.” It felt fitting for the special show to end on a high note with a song that still is a huge fan favorite to this day: “Somebody To You.” The classic tune had the audience going crazy one last time before the show concluded.
The Vamps had two incredibly talented support acts for the night: The Aces and Henry Moodi. Both put on great performances ahead of the band.
Check out our photo coverage of the show below:
Catch The Vamps on the remaining dates of their tour here.
Photos and words by Megan Wales-Harding.
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