I had yet another amazing concert experience at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater here in St. Louis. This time the headlining band was Panic! at the Disco with openers Twenty One Pilots, Fitz and the Tantrums, Walk the Moon, and Magic Man. With so many great bands, this was definitely one of the longest single shows I have been to, starting at 5:30 and ending around 11. We sat in the lawn and it sprinkled a tid bit but was oh-so definitely worth every minute.
Magic Man opened the show with new songs off their recently dropped album, Before the Waves. This was definitely a surprise seeing that they weren’t listed in the line up. But it was such a great one to discover as I arrived for the concert. I enjoyed dancing to their older hit Paris and am happy to say I wasn’t asked to sit down this time.
Next in the Gospel Tour’s line-up was Walk the Moon. I honestly could have listened to them all night and would have been perfectly content. They have always been one of my favorite bands. Although I was disappointed at their short set list and the fact that they didn’t sing my favorite song, Quesadilla, I was happy to hear a couple new ones. Shut Up and Dance was among their new songs and I look forward to seeing a new album of Walk the Moon’s coming out extremely soon!!
Next on the list were Fitz and the Tantrums who I had seen at LouFest last year. Needless to say, they were just as fun and as involved with the crowd as they were before. That is definitely something I have always admired about bands; they don’t just sing to us, they sing with us–they involve themselves with their fans. Anyone enjoys a concert even more when bands like this come along. Fitz and the Tantrums made a name for themselves that night.
Right before the headliner was Twenty One Pilots. I had seen them before on another tour with Fall Out Boy and Panic! but hadn’t heard of them before that, so I was extremely surprised when I came to see such an enormous amount of people there for Twenty One Pilots alone. I do enjoy their record, but I enjoy them much more live. They are an extremely energetic duo and captivate any crowd they play in front of. With such a devoted fan group, there is no doubt they are going to be the next sensation.
And last but not least, PANIC!!! After releasing their latest album just last year, you can see they haven’t lost their touch. The band has been through so much together, and they continue to put on incredible shows wherever they go. This one was no exception. I was in a constant state of ‘goosebumps’ through songs like This Is Gospel, Vegas, Lying is the Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off, The Ballad of Mona Lisa, and of course I Write Sins Not Tragedies. Brenden Urie is such a phenomenal vocalist; one of the best ever in my opinion. And if they hadn’t already won over the crowd, he definitely did it with Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. Yes, it may be a cliche song to cover, but when Urie sings it doesn’t even matter. You fall in love over and over and over and over again.
What an incredible experience The Gospel Tour concert was. I can easily say I’m ready for another.