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When it comes to live performances, we often speak of bands connecting with the audience. Never has this connection seemed so effortless though, than with Young the Giant. Following the California outfit’s 10 July performance at Indianapolis’ historic Egyptian Room, I was struck by the band’s sublime balance of energy and intimacy. Sameer Gadhia and company delivered an unyielding combination of stage presence, as I can’t recall a single static moment on stage and musicianship — both traits which are fast-becoming a rarity in today’s live music landscape.

Along with opening act The Apache Relay, Young the Giant delivered one of the best live performances I’ve seen this year, and that’s saying a lot. The band next head to Canada, as they continue their Summer tour, while stopping off at Osheaga in Montreal for the big festival, (which Indie Current will be covering by the way). If you’re like me and are interested in when they’ll be visiting next, you can check out the full tour list below.

07-17 Wallingford, CT – The Dome
07-19 Buffalo, NY – Thursday at the Harbour
07-20 Baltimore, MD – Power Plant Live
07-21 Dover, DE – Firefly Festival
07-22 Costa Mesa, CA – OC Fair @ The Pacific Amphitheatre
08-03 Bethlehem, PA – Bethlehem Musikfest w/ special guests Portugal. The Man and White Rabbits
08-04 Montreal, Canada – OSHEAGA
08-24 Louisville, KY – Kentucky State Fair Fairgrounds
08-31 Vancouver, Canada – Commodore Ballroom
09-01 Calgary, Canada – Calgary XFEST
09-02 Edmonton, Canada – Sonic Boom
09-15 Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Resort

Photos by Jordan Welsh