Oh Wonder & Jaymes Young Dazzle A Packed First Avenue

Minnesota was spoiled with with energetic performances on the first American stop of The Ultralife Tour


Last updated on September 21st, 2017 at 04:52 pm

Oh Wonder & Jaymes Young marked their first American stop of their tour with a high energy show at a packed First Avenue. Complete with bright lights, emotional pop ballads, and screaming fans, both Oh Wonder & Jaymes Young delivered an authentic and genuine show to remember.

Jaymes Young

The set opened up with Jaymes Young, a singer-songwriter that has gained considerable buzz in the music world over the last few years with collaborations with ZHU on “Hometown Girl” and David Guetta on “I’ll Keep Loving You.”

Known for his synth pop beats mixed with smooth R&B singing, he played a flowing show that featured such hits “Habits Of My Heart”“We Won’t”, and “I’ll Be Good.” His music captured the emotions of the crowd and did not let go until the end of the set.

Oh Wonder Minneapolis, MN Live First Ave

Following Jaymes Young was Oh Wonder, consisting of Anthony West & Josephine Vander Gucht, who not even 3 years ago were a small pop duo from London that began their viral success by releasing individual singles on their Soundcloud, one month at a time. With each single released, their following exploded and eventually culminated in their eponymous debut album, which flew up viral charts across the US & UK.

Like Jaymes Young before them, Oh Wonder’s smooth R&B inspired singing backed by electronic beats filled the First Avenue main room, captivating the packed house with a mix of their original album and their tour’s namesake “Ultralife.” The set opened up with some of their hits like “Drive” and “Without You.” Later, the crowd hushed during the opening of “Technicolour Beat” as the light rig pulsed along to the repeating electronic beat, and soft vocals and erupted when the duo closed out with their encore.

Oh Wonder Minneapolis, MN First Avenue Live

Overall, Oh Wonder & Jaymes Young showed why their presence in the music world has absolutely exploded in the last few years. Their passion for their music could be genuinely felt by the packed crowd from start to finish. Check out Jaymes Young’s debut album “Feel Something” and Oh Wonder’s sophomore album “Ultralife,” as their continue their American Tour.

Catch Oh Wonder and Jaymes Young at a venue near you.

Sep 15 Vic Theater – Chicago, IL
Sep 16 Piedmont Park – Atlanta, GA
Sep 18 The Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, Canada
Sep 19 The Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, Canada
Sep 20 The Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, Canada
Sep 21 Metropolis – Montréal, Canada
Sep 22 House of Blues Boston – Boston, MA
Sep 23 College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
Sep 26 Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY
Sep 27 Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY
Sep 29 The Fillmore Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA
Sep 30 Mr. Smalls Theatre – Millvale, PA
Oct 02 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
Oct 03 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
Oct 04 The National – Richmond, VA
Oct 06 Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC
Oct 07 U.S. Cellular Stage at the Bijou Theatre – Knoxville, TN
Oct 08 Iron City-Birmingham – Birmingham, AL
Oct 10 House of Blues Dallas – Dallas, TX
Oct 11 Stubb’s BBQ – Austin, TX
Oct 13 Tricky Falls Theater – El Paso, TX
Oct 14 Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
Oct 15 Soma – San Diego, CA
Oct 18 Shrine Expo Center – Los Angeles, CA
Oct 19 Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
Oct 21 McMenamins Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
Oct 22 Moore Theatre – Seattle, WA
Oct 31 Manchester Academy – Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 01 The Academy – Dublin, Ireland
Nov 02 Queen Margaret Union – Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nov 04 O2 Institute Birmingham – Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nov 05 Norwich Nick Rayns LCR UEA – Norwich, United Kingdom
Nov 07 O2 Academy Bristol – Bristol, United Kingdom
Nov 08 O2 Academy Brixton – London, United Kingdom
Nov 09 Le Trabendo – Paris, France
Nov 11 Kulturzentrum Schlachthof e.V. – Wiesbaden, Germany
Nov 13 Live Music Hall – Cologne, Germany
Nov 15 Circolo Magnolia – Segrate Mi, Italy
Nov 16 Bogen F – Zurich, Switzerland
Nov 17 Theaterfabrik – Munich, Germany
Nov 20 Grelle Forelle – Vienna, Austria
Nov 23 Palladium – Warsaw, Poland
Nov 24 Hala nr 2 MTP Poznań, Poland
Nov 25 Huxley’s Neue Welt – Berlin, Germany
Nov 27 Store VEGA – København V, Denmark
Nov 28 Debaser Strand – Stockholm, Sweden
Nov 29 Parkteatret Scene – Oslo, Norway
Dec 01 Docks Hamburg – Hamburg, Germany
Dec 02 Paradiso Grote Zaal – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dec 03 Paradiso Grote Zaal – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dec 09 Club Hollywood – Tallinn, Estonia
Dec 10 Tavastia – Helsinki, Finland
Dec 12 Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, Belgium
Dec 13 Dynamo Saal – Zürich, Switzerland


Written by Chris Taylor

Fan of emotional space movies. HMU on Myspace.

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