You Me At Six – The Middle East – 5.10.2017

You Me At Six, The Score, The Press War
The Middle East – Cambridge, MA – 5.10.2017
Words and photos by: Brittany Isaacson

Following the release of Night People, You Me At Six ventured to the US to play a handful of dates in support of the album. These shows were highly anticipated, as the English rock group hasn’t toured the country in quite some time.

Fans packed into The Middle East for the second night of the tour. Opening the show were The Score and The Press War, who were fitting openers for the evening. Both bands instilled excitement throughout the crowd and left everyone fired up for the final act.

Screams of excitement filled the room when You Me At Six took the stage to the opening notes of “Night People.” The group wasted no time, diving into a performance full of spirit and contagious rapture. Nostalgia swept through the crowd when they followed up with “Underdog,” a popular song off of their 2010 album, Hold Me Down. Other favorites played throughout the evening include “Stay With Me,” “No One Does It Better,” and “Reckless.” Despite being their newest work, every song performed off of Night People was met with just as much applause as their popular hits.

Overall, the live sound was, in my opinion, superior to their recorded music. The power of Josh Franceschi’s raw vocals echoing throughout the intimate venue was something you have to hear live to appreciate. Every member seemed to put in 100 percent, making for a truly memorable and beautiful performance.

The 17-song performance seemed to fly by as everyone was getting lost in the lyrics of their favorite songs. You Me At Six might not tour the US often, but when they do, they make sure to make every second of their time on stage worth it. Before the show, You Me At Six was not the first band I put on in the car. However, the performance left such a mark on me that I listened to their full discography for the entirety of my two-hour commute home.

It’s refreshing to see artists that sound as good, if not better, as their recorded music and can totally inspire you within a one or two hour time frame in which they are on stage. You Me At Six is back at the top of my playlist, and I can’t wait to see what they have planned for the future.

The Press War

The Score

You Me At Six