Manchester Orchestra & Tigers Jaw
The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI – 9.27.2017
Photographer: Robert Sherman
Following the release of the indie rock band’s fifth studio album, A Black Mile to the Surface, Atlanta’s Manchester Orchestra embarked on a headlining tour across the United States in support of the album, which dropped July 29, 2017.
This writer is not going to lie, indie rock doesn’t particularly fascinate me. That being said, Andy Hull and his band did a great job transitioning their typically mellow catalog into a rocking force that had me, someone who prefers heavy music, nodding along with the songs.
Manchester Orchestra’s set list was primarily filled with tracks off of A Black Mile to the Surface, including radio single, “The Gold.”
The band also played tracks from their four other studio albums, including the title tracks from Cope and Simple Math.
They closed out the evening with an encore of “I Can Feel a Hot One” and “The Silence.”
Fellow indie rock band, Tigers Jaw, consisting of the duo (and only original members left in the band) Ben Walsh and Brianna Collins, provided direct support on the evening.
After a three year hiatus, due to three members leaving the band, Tigers Jaw released their fifth studio album, titled Spin. A majority of their set list centered around their most recent release.
A handful of tracks from previous albums Charmer and Tigers Jaw were also played.
Foxing (not pictured) opened the show.