After the release of their 2017 album Night People, students were ecstatic that You Me At Six would be touring and this would include coming to The University of East Anglia’s (UEA) own LCR venue
Fans of all ages filed into the venue as supporting act Black Foxxes kicked off the night. For a band that consists of only 3 members, they can certainly make a lot of noise and put on a good show!
After supporting Nothing But Thieves tour last year they have definitely come a long way. They sang their song Husk which was released on their debut album in 2016 titled I’m not well. The band performed a new song of theirs titled Saela which should release this year.
Their performance was rounded off with I’m not well, which certainly woke the fans up as Mark Holley bounced around the stage. Their vocals were probably the best to be heard throughout the night! The band will be touring up until the end of August this year and hopefully their second album will be released while they are on tour.
Tonight Alive, a band from Sydney, Australia was next on stage. They were bursting with energy and the crowd’s response just gave them even more adrenaline. They came on in the dark and then there was a flash of blue strobe light on each member and they began with their song How does it feel?
The energy in the room was phenomenal as lead singer Jenna McDougall jumped on and off a raised platform so that fans could see better. When Tonight Alive were in the middle of Hell and Back, Jenna stopped the show as she could see a member having a reaction to the lights. The concert was paused until this medical incident was attended to. The show began again and they sang their new release World Away. There seemed to be a lot of love in the room as Jenna gave what seemed to be a spoken word piece reminding the audience to be who they are and not to judge others.
You Me At Six jumped onto the stage and fans were pumped for the performance to begin. One of the first songs was their new release Night People. They performed songs both old and new such as Stay with me, The Swarm and Heavy Soul. The band interacted with the crowd well and the mic was held down for fans to sing back the words. One of the crowd favourites was definitely Save it for the bedroom.
Josh Franceschi, lead singer, provided a speech stating to the audience to treat everyone how you wish to be treated. There was definitely a lot of love in the room. The band left the stage and after fans impatiently chanted a melody and clapped they came back on for their encore and performed 3 final songs.
Overall a highly entertaining night. It’s 4* from us at The Global Panorama!
—Amy Curtis, Correspondent (Music)