You Me At Six bring the Truth Decay Tour to Alexandra Palace

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You Me At Six concluded their huge Truth Decay UK tour at London’s iconic Alexandra Palace on Saturday night. The 10,000-capacity venue was filled with the band’s loyal fans ready to celebrate the release of the band’s eighth studio album, Truth Decay, which was released the day prior to the show. Not only were the crowd treated to a killer performance from You Me At Six, but they were also joined by three incredible supporting bands Waterparks, The Maine and Bears In Trees.

First band to take to the stage was the South London based indie band, Bears In Trees. Their energetic performance included performances of “Doing This Again!”, “Heaven Sent In A Coffee Cup” and their much loved track “Fresh Concrete”. Bears In Trees were definitely the perfect opening act to get the crowd warmed up and ready for the night ahead.

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Next up we had iconic American rock band, The Maine. They treated fans to seven song set including some of their hit songs “Am I Pretty?”, “Sticky” and collaborative track “Loved You A Little”, which special guest Charlotte Sands joined them on stage to perform. Lead singer of the band, John O’Callaghan, really knows how to get a crowed pumped, he had everyone in the venue dancing, jumping, and having a truly amazing time. To close their set the band performed “Black Butterflies and Déjà vu” alongside a dedicated fan of theirs from the audience who joined them on stage.

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Waterparks were the final support band of the night and they certainly did not disappoint. The three-piece rock band took to the stage, which was decorated with two giant red tennis balls, with an insane level of energy. Awsten Knight, Geoff Wigington, and Otto Wood sure know how to deliver an outstanding set. Their set included performances of “FUNERAL GREY”, “I Miss Having Sex But At Least I Don’t Wanna Die Anymore” and “FUCK ABOUT IT”. Frontman Awsten Knight also did a solo inimate performance of “Lucky People”, which he encouraged the crowd to get on each others shoulders and hold their phone flashes in the air. In a full 360 moment, the band ended with their chaotic track “REAL SUPER DARK”, which really showcases the range of talent Waterparks have.

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As the band took to the stage one by one the audience went crazy. They kicked off their set with the first single to be released from their latest album Truth Decay, “Deep Cuts”, which was the perfect energetic opening number to their set. Lead singer Josh Franceschi worked the stage with a captivating confidence, the energy he puts into the performance is incredible. The set list was packed with plenty of You Me At Six’s much loved tracks, both old and new, some of which gave a nostalgic vibe, including “Liquid Confidence (Nothing to Lose)”, “heartLESS” and a special debut performance of “No Future? Yeah Right” alongside Enter Shikari’s lead vocalist, Rou Reynolds.

You Me At Six have always been incredible, but they’ve have honestly never sounded better, the Truth Decay era looks good on the five-piece. Josh Franceschi, Max Helyer, Chris Miller,  Matt Barnes and Daniel Flint have crafted an unreal live show that leaves the audience fascinated by each of their insane levels of talent. Toward the end of the set the band slowed it down to perform some of their more emotional songs like “Take On The World” and “No One Does It Better”, which saw thousands of flashlights held in the air.

In true You Me At Six fashion they came back with an energetic, upbeat encore including performances of “SUCKAPUNCH”, fan-favourite “Underdog”, “Reckless” and their huge hit “Beautiful Way”, which saw the venue get filled with confetti, it was a euphoric way to end such a special night.

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Photos and words by Megan Wales-Harding.

Keep up with the artists on social media:
You Me At Six: Instagram // Twitter // Facebook // Website

Waterparks: Instagram // Twitter // Facebook // Website

The Maine: Instagram // Twitter // Facebook // Website

Bears In Trees: Instagram // Website

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