I really like catching the opener at concerts. I couldn't tell you how many times I've been to a show where I walked away far more impressed with the opening band than I did the band that actually headlined the set. And when an artist I love is coming into town, I always give their openers a once-over well in advance of the show. I trust their judgment to bring somebody worthy of their talents along with them on the road. And that's how Fairground Saints
leapt onto my radar.
I'm a big Carly Rae Jepsen fan (and not just cause I interviewed her
was one of the best pop albums of the last ten years. And when I saw an e-mail about new music from the band that will be opening for her here in NYC at Terminal 5 on March 26th, I knew it was time to give them a listen. And Fairground Saints didn't disappoint.
They've got a new live video for their track, "Can't Control the Weather," and it's an uptempo bit of folk pop deliciousness. Think The Weepies meets the Nick Jonas & the Administration album (if you haven't listened to that record, you really need to listen to that record). And when I make my way to Terminal 5 on the 26th, I know that they are going to set the perfect mood for what will surely be a kick ass evening.
Check out the rest of the band's tour dates below.
*w/ Carly Rae Jepsen
March 4 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot*
March 5 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre*
March 7 Tulsa, OK Cains Ballroom*
March 8 Lawrence, KS The Granada*
March 9 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater*
March 11 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom*
March 12 Chicago, IL Metro*
March 13 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall*
March 14 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom*
March 17 Covington, KY Madison Theater*
March 18 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls*
March 19 Norfolk, VA The NORVA*
March 20 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Sound Stage*
March 22 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall*
March 23 Providence, RI Fete Ballroom*
March 25 New York, NY Terminal 5*
March 26 Huntington, NY The Paramount*
April 2 Los Angeles, CA Sounds in the Park at The Grove
April 9 Los Angeles, CA Sounds in the Park at The Grove
April 16 Los Angeles, CA Sounds in the Park at The Grove
April 23 Los Angeles, CA Sounds in the Park at The Grove
April 30 Los Angeles, CA Sounds in the Park at The Grove