CHVRCHES Clocks The Armory with Screen Violence Tour

CHVRCHES Live at The Armory Minneapolis MN
Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES - photo by Chris Kirihara

The Glasgow quadruple brought their old and new hits this Wednesday night. Through their August ’21 album, Screen Violence, CHVRCHES proved that hump-day can indeed be the peak of our week.

CHVRCHES Live at The Armory Minneapolis MN
CHVRCHES – photo by Chris Kirihara

After the success of prior album Love is Dead, Lauren flew onto the main-stage with the energy to state ‘we aren’t done yet’.

Fan favorites like Miracle and Forever resonated with the Minneapolis crowd, but (my) favorites California and How Not To Drown made the night truly special.

CHVRCHES Live at The Armory Minneapolis MN
Excitement Flowing – photo by Chris Kirihara

It was great to hear chatter in the crowd— “this place is huge”, “you weren’t kidding about the bars”.

It seems CHVRCHES has exposed a new set of eyes to The Armory’s wonderful stage. All ages were in attendance and for good reason too. 

You could almost feel the energy flow from the back of the stage all the way to the top of the balconies.

Lauren bounced around the set, between drum and guitar solos, expressing her passion through her face, hands, and her voice.

Donna Missal Live at The Armory Minneapolis MN
Donna Missal Sets the Stage – photo by Chris Kirihara

I can’t leave this article without mention of last night’s opening artist, Donna Missal.

The New Jersey-born singer rocked a grin throughout her whole set; I would too if I could belt Keep Lying or Hurt By You as she did.

If you haven’t listened yet, I can vouch for Screen Violence as one of my favorites this year.

I certainly won’t be skipping CHVRCHES inevitable return to the Twin Cities! 

CHVRCHES Live at The Armory Minneapolis MN
Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES – photo by Chris Kirihara

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Written by Chris Kirihara

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