Sunday, 30 October 2016

The 1975 | Unforgettable Performance at Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton by AB Marshall (Solace)

By Austen Blake Marshall (Solace)
Photo Credit: Austen Blake Marshall
Photo Edit: CA Marshall
CONDITIONS OF USE: Photos remain ©Starlight Music Chronicles 2016 Strictly no re-use, cropping, editing or publishing without prior written consent. Sharing 'as is' is always welcome:)

English based, Pop/Punk/Rock band ‘The 1975’ brought more than just "Chocolate" to "The City" this time around at Edmonton, Alberta, Canada’s Shaw Conference Centre on Monday, October 24th, 2016. Followed by an eerie ambiance at the start the show, highlighted by vapour clouds and pink lighting (suggestive to the band's latest album, "I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It"), the band emerged onto the stage to an eager crowd in front of them, ranging anywhere from preteens to senior admirers of their art.

The band first lit up the stage with one of their latest hit singles, "Love Me", delivering an unforgettable performance bringing more fire to a venue that has 'seen it all' in previous years. Speaking of which, The 1975's own Matt Healy, has seen quite a bit himself: having been in and out of numerous bands before finally settling with The 1975, (previously named, "Drive Like I Do", "Bigsleep", "The Slowdown" and other various unique names), he's experimented as a solo artist in the past and had quite significant success on his own. He brings passion for music into his stage performance through both the emotion expressed physically and vocally during live shows and this was very apparent during this show.

Though, Healy isn't the whole show. Drummer- George Daniel, Bassist - Ross MacDonald & Lead Guitarist - Adam Hann formed The 1975 together with Healy in 2004, covering punk-rock and pop songs during their high school tenure before eventually moving on to create their own material; further rising to the level of success they're at today.

The band has performed in prestigious festivals such as Lollapalooza, Coachella & England's own, Leeds Festival. Spreading their name worldwide for hipsters to enjoy.
Their performance at Shaw Conference Centre was their second time in the capital city, as they've also brought their talents to Jasper Avenue's, 'The Starlite Room' three years prior after their breakout debut album, "The 1975". For the Shaw Conference show, fans waited in line for upwards of eight hours to see their beloved British heartthrobs take to the stage. It was the first-time experience for most (The Starlite Room is an 18+ venue), and the band came through delivering an unforgettable musical experience for their fans to remember years to come. Within their target demographic, The 1975 bring more than enough to the table and keeps their pop-punk followers intrigued at all times.

The 1975 continue their world tour for the final leg before heading back to England for a much-deserved break. Until then, Edmonton fans will await the next album and show by this iconic band who know how to make 'their sound' (and mark), just right! 

No comments:

Post a Comment