British Rockers You Me At Six Melt Hearts in NYC – Exclusive Photos
If you haven’t heard of them yet, you soon will. The U.K. gentleman of You Me At Six rocked a sold-out show at Gramercy Theater in New York over the weekend, and their young screaming fans were treated with a supporting line-up that included Tonight Alive, Conditions and Dinosaur Pile-Up.
Just 23 years old, frontman Josh Franceschi already knows his way around the stage, and he melted the hearts of his female fans. He even gained the admiration of yours truly, as he took my camera halfway through the third song and began snapping photos of his bandmates onstage. (Turns out he's multi-talented -- check out his decent shot of drummer Dan Flint in the gallery below).
These talented lads have been at it since they were teenagers, and their hard work has won them a stateside following. Fans sang and crowd-surfed to such tunes as ‘Liquid Confidence’ ‘Bite My Tongue’ and ‘Underdog.’ The band also pulled out ‘Lived a Lie’ from their forthcoming record ‘Cavalier Youth,’ due out in January 2013.
Australian pop-punk Tonight Alive, meanwhile, brought an insane amount of energy, and green-haired songstress Jenna McDougall came out swinging. Her vocal style could easily be compared to that of Paramore’s Hayley James, but these Aussies leave you saying, “Paramore who?” McDougall’s vocal abilities surpasses James and soars. She and the rest of the band take you to new heights with their forceful yet elevating melodies.
Tonight Alive will undoubtedly headline bigger venues before long, and they're gearing up for a string of dates in promotion of their new record ‘The Other Side.’ Click here to see their headlining tour dates.
The Virginia boys of Conditions invigorated the crowd with a lively performance of their own, even if the dreamboats bummed out some swooning fans by dedicating a song to their girlfriends. Not only did the humble members of Conditions maintain professionalism throughout their set, but they packed up their gear and helped load Tonight Alive’s onstage.
Check Out Photos of You Me At Six, Tonight Alive + Conditions Performing in NYC:
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