Walk The Moon brought their “Talking is Hard Tour” to The Masonic in San Francisco for a sold-out show. The fans queued up early and by the time the doors opened at 7 pm, the line snaked down Taylor Street but moved quickly so that the floor was packed by the time Australia’s The Griswolds took the stage at 8 pm for a well-received set that wrapped with the local radio favorite, Heart of Lion, which left the crowd pumped for the headliners.
Not so very long ago (December), Walk The Moon opened the first night of local alternative rock station Live 105’s Not So Silent Night. Since then, they dropped a new album (Talking Is Hard) and have scored a legitimate hit with Shut Up and Dance. With that momentum behind then, the enthusiasm of the San Francisco crowd came as no surprise when they finally took the stage at 9:15.
Wasting no time, WTM broke into the opening track from Talking Is Hard, the crowd making it abundantly clear that the new album had already sold more than a few copies locally. Good thing, because Walk The Moon played all but three songs off of the album. What was probably most surprising, however, was the number of people in the room who admitted to only now seeing this band for the first time when front man Nicholas Petricca did an informal poll of the crowd.
At times the band seemed literally flabbergasted at the response … people on their feet from the front of the floor to the very last row in the balcony … and between Shut Up and Dance and I Can Lift a Car, Walk The Moon had the entire room eating out of their hands, demonstrating a hard-earned mastery of the stage which has come through relentless touring.
Sadly the evening had to eventually come to and end, but not without a great cover of The Killers’ All These Things That I’ve Done and (of course) their breakout hit, Anna Sun.
- Different Colors
- Down in the Dumps
- Spend Your $$$
- Shiver Shiver
- Up 2 U
- Lisa Baby
- Shut Up and Dance
- I Can Lift a Car
- All These Things That I’ve Done (The Killers cover)
- Anna Sun
Supporting act: The Griswolds
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