The Lumineers recently played a rousing set to over 10,000 people at the Sprint Center. I covered the show for X1051X1051 and was fortunate to be able to meet the band. They were kind and chill. It was a brief meeting, but I managed to tell them that I love both albums and that they beast it live. Happy clappy indie folk vibes can be hard to translate to big arenas, but the band pulled it off beautifully.
It’s interesting when a band with only two albums so far can pack out one of the biggest venues in Kansas City on a Tuesday. Getting a crowd that large speaks to their popularity. The set sounded fantastic and the crowd was engaged all night.
The mini acoustic set in the middle of the arena was a highlight. It was also impressive that the band played “Ho Hey” as the third song in the set. The song placement was a gutsy move. “Ho Hey” is a massive hit and it was surprising to hear it so early. When you go to shows, bands often save their biggest songs for the end of the show. When a band plays a big song early, it shows that they have more songs to offer and are not screwing around. It was a joyous night of music. The passion in the Lumineers’ music comes out even more live.
Here’s the classic “Ho Hey.”
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