Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness are on the road with Dashboard Confessional for the highly anticipated “Hello Gone Days Tour”. The nostalgia filled coheadlining tour kicked off to a sold-out crowd at the Fillmore in Minneapolis.
Whether this is your first time seeing the former Jack’s Mannequin and Something Corporate front man live (or in my case eighth time), you’re in for one of the best concert experiences of your life. Here are just five things you can expect from Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at the “Hello Gone Days Tour.”
A Trip Down Memory Lane
With a discography that spans two decades, McMahon’s music will make everyone in the audience long for the early 2000s. While he does play some newer hits, and even played a new song entitled “Stars”, the focus of this tour are his hits from Jack’s Mannequin and Something Corporate.
An in-joke among fans is heckling McMahon to play “Konstantine”, a 9-minute-long jam from his Something Corporate days. Well heckle no more, as McMahon delivers a brilliant performance the much-loved track.
Expect the setlist to possibly change nightly. With a diverse discography, McMahon surely will pullout some surprises like “Hurricane” and even recent hits like “Fire Escape”.
Floaty Rides Across the Audience
Be prepared to help McMahon surf the crowd in an inflatable floaty. It’s a trademark of almost every one of his shows.
At first attempt, McMahon rode a llama floaty across the audience to little success. The audience dropped him. Despite this, he crowd surfed back to stage and barely missed a note. His second attempt, riding a peacock floaty this time, was much more successful.
Be ready and don’t let him down the same way Minneapolis fans did! (Literally.)
Jumping On Piano Keys
Of all the musicians I’ve seen live, no one is as passionate as McMahon. While mostly sitting down at the piano bench for most of the show, he has perfected his stage presence in unique ways.
Throughout the show, Andrew will end a song by stepping on the keys or leaping off his instrument. He’s proof that punk rock and pianos go together perfectly.
A Killer Line Up
Every time I’ve seen McMahon live, the lineup has been incredible. He’s toured with the likes of Panic! At The Disco, FUN., New Politics, Billy Joel, and so many more great artists. This tour is no exception.
Alongside Dashboard Confessional and support acts like Armor for Sleep, fans will feel like they are back at Warped Tour.
Click here to read about his last visit to the Twin Cities.
By far, the best thing about attending an Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness show is the incredible fans. With two decades worth of music, he brings together fans both old and new.
Most folks in the audience have seen him dozens of times. The community that has been built around his music is like no other. When you attend an Andrew McMahon show, you will feel right at home!
Don’t miss the “Hello Gone Days Tour” this summer, coming to a city near you! Click here for tour dates.