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New Politics – St. Andrews Hall – 12.18.19

New Politics, Plain White T’s, The Mowgli’s
St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI – 12.18.19
Photographer: Jeremy Coutu

Hot off the release of their new album An Invitation to an Alternate Reality, New Politics took over St. Andrews Hall as part of the 3 Dimensional Tour. The band brought along special guests the Plain White T’s and The Mowgli’s

Starting the evening with a high energy set was The Mowgli’s. The band has released a handful of singles this year including the most recent, “Fighting with Yourself.”

Opening their set with “Spacin’ Out,” fans knew that this band was sure to set the tone for the rest of the night. The dynamics of the band on stage provided a driving force that got the crowd going.

During the second to last song, the band was showered with twinkling confetti, giving a fun closing to the set during “San Francisco.”

Known for their  2005 hit “Hey There Delilah” – the Plain White T’s took the stage to an already hyped crowd. Their set included a compilation of love songs as well as sad toned songs to remind the crowd that we all have things the bring us down.

The sense of community on this tour was strong as the band was greeted with beer from the fellow bands during “Rhythm of Love.” Following the festivities, the crowd sang along every word to their infamous single as well as closing song “Our Time Now.”

Finally, New Politics took the stage to an eager collection of fans. After an introduction, the band quickly started “Unstoppable.”

As a live performance, the band gives across Yungblood and twenty one pilots vibes. Their sporadic movements and very theatrical performance from vocalist David Boyd create this persona.

There was a immense amount of crowd interaction. Between Boyd standing in the crowd and getting everyone to jump in as the song heightens. His crowd surfing on the crowd and encouraging people in the balcony to join the fun created a memorable set.

After performing old time favorite “Harlem,” Boyd kicked off the closing song “Everywhere I Go (Kings & Queens)” with a backflip off of the drum set.

You can stream An Invitation to an Alternate Reality here and follow the band on Facebook to keep up to date with their plans for 2020.

New Politics

Plain White T’s

The Mowgli’s


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