After a successful tour of the United States, You Me At Six and All Time Low decided to bring the tour across to the United Kingdom for a run of arenas.
They filled out the Manchester arena, with an almost full capacity, and provided a show that was befitting of this. The show kicked off with Ohio based band Walk the Moon providing a very enjoyable performance. Songs such as ‘Shut Up And Dance’, ‘Anna Sun’ and ‘Tightrope’ allowed the crowd to get into the flow and warmed them up suitably for the evening ahead. Lead singer of the group, Nicholas Petricca, was very interactive with the audience and involved them at every opportunity, which was greeted with much enthusiasm from the audience, who were more than happy to join in; something not often seen with support acts.
All Time Low were the first headline act to perform and they did not disappoint. They started their set with some of their more popular songs such as ‘Love Like War’ and ‘Lost In Stereo’ and the crowd were really into the band. An All Time Low tradition of collecting the many audience members bras that were thrown on stage continued throughout this performance and let’s just say his collection was vastly increased here.
After these initial, more established, hits were played they introduced some new songs including ‘Something’s Gotta Give’ before closing their set with ‘Dear Maria, Count Me In’.
Then came the turn of You Me At Six. Josh Franchesci hobbled onto the stage announcing that he was not getting old, he had just injured his ankle during the tour. They then got things going with ‘Room To Breathe’. The crowd were somewhat dissapointed that the set did not contain any hits from the band’s debut album, Take Off Your Colours, but popular songs such as: ‘Crash’, ‘Reckless’, ‘Forgive & Forget’ and ‘Bite My Tongue’ made the fans eclectic.
Overall the evening was very enjoyable, the audience had a fun time and the bands all through the night provided a great mix of hard instrumentals supported by great vocal displays. Most importantly though was that the fans were constantly kept entertained, whether it be joining in with songs, forming circle pits or just dancing around – they were thoroughly entertained.