November 27, 2020

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Kingsbury Hall – SLC – Video

Leslie and I checked out Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros this weekend, and honestly, it was one of the best concerts I have seen in the past 10 years. This isn’t even coming from a superfan either. I like their album Up from Below, and who didn’t have a love affair with their song Home, although commercials and radio beat the shit out of that lovechild, but I don’t think I ever saw myself paying to go to their show. That being said, from this point forward, if you even kind of like their sound – you better go see their show because you will end up loving them. The concert was a mixture of a religious revival (minus the religion) and Prairie Home Companion, as well as a giant party with all of your friends. After about the third song with the lead singer Alex Ebert gyrating in a dirty white suit on stage I leaned over and told Leslie, I think I am succeptable to joing a cult, because if this dude says we gotta drink some Kool-Aid at the end of the show, I’m doin it! She agreed. This show was a nice respite from most indie rock shows where kids wear ironic beanies with their ironic mustaches and bob their heads in the exact right motion as to not stand out too much in a crowd of haters. In this show people laughed, jumped up and down and danced in the aisles and the young Asian man in front of me dropped a digit in his girlfriend’s arsehole on more than one occasion…seriously…we watched. All I am saying is when Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros come to town you better fucking go, because it was great.

Here’s a taste of our experience…

Tour dates for their new album, of which we heard a few of their songs and they were great!

May 04 @ Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
May 05 @ Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA
May 08 @ Roseland Ballroom – New York, NY
May 11 @ Tower Theater – Upper Darby, PA
May 12 @ Orpheum Theater – Boston, MA
May 13 @ Kool Haus – Toronto, ON
May 15 @ 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
May 16 @ Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC
May 18 @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX***
May 19 @ Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX***
May 21 @ The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
May 22 @ Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
May 24 @ Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL
May 25 @ Cabooze on the West Bank – Minneapolis, MN
May 26 @ Riverside Theatre – Milwaukee, WI
May 27 @ Crossroads KC – Kansas City, MO
May 29 @ Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI
May 30 @ LC Pavilion – Columbus, OH
May 31 @ Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
June 01 @ Wakarusa Festival – Ozark, AR

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