Returning to NYC's Irving Plaza for National Concert Day, AWOLNATION
once again performed an epic, hour-long set to the delight of every fan in attendance. Aaron Bruno and band members, looking much like a team ready to bedizen your home in dark jumpsuits, immediately captured the crowd with the bass heavy sounding, "Run" to start the evening. It was song after song with featured hits - "Hollow Moon", "Kill Your Heroes", and a personal favorite, "All I Need". The crowd never had a moment to relax with such a collection of AWOLNATION's finest. Maybe it was the fact that the show was being streamed live on Live Nation TV that added to the crowd's energy.
AWOL's drummer ripped through a John Bonham(esque) drum solo as the set list was coming to close, but if anything, it just fueled the crowd's fire as they were shortly chanting AWOLNATION repeatedly, expecting a killer encore. Launching right into "I Am" got fans ready for what was about to come, finally ending on their most popular song to date "Sail".
It was a tight and energetic set from AWOLNATION. If anything it was the perfect incentive to run and get tickets to their summer tour, for what will surely be one of the summer's must see shows.
And don't miss our special episode of The Rock Geek which we filmed with AWOLNATION last summer at Irving Plaza: