Sunday June 18, London artist Declan McKenna performed in Atlanta’s Eastern as the sixteenth stop on his massive seven month long North American tour.
French indie pop band Oracle Sisters opened the show, initially beginning their performance with a somber acapella ballad from the lead vocalist and lead guitarist. The rest of the band later joined the two, met with cheers from the crowd as they performed popular songs like “The Dandelion” and “Asc. Scorpio.” By the end of their performance, the room was live with energy as the band waved to fans that knew the words and the lead guitarist hopped onto a platform for a bouncy guitar solo.
Only a few moments after Oracle Sisters left the stage, an ambient synth loop began as the lights dimmed. Declan McKenna ran out onstage accompanied by four other band members, and the crowd erupted in cheers. McKenna began the evening with his popular hit, "The Kids Don't Wanna Come Home," jumping around onstage with a glittery guitar.
Throughout the performance, McKenna shifted through the stage switching between the guitar, piano, and tambourine. His dedicated fans, a few who had been in line for the show since 7:30 that morning to reserve their spot at barricade, didn't hesitate to scream every word to popular songs like "Paracetamol" and "Brazil." The set concluded with the bouncy song "British Bombs," which McKenna performed with great energy, finally closing out the evening by hopping down into the photo pit and giving hugs and high-fives to all his fans in the front rows.
Tickets and further information for the remainder of Declan McKenna's tour can be found here.