There was electricity at The Armory last night, as the Minneapolis music scene braced for one of the biggest events of the year.
The Alchemy Tour featured Seven Lions, NGHTMRE and Slander: Gud Vibrations, and The Glitch Mob. Opening support came from talented Huxley Anne.
Line control has improved exponentially at the downtown venue, making for a swift entry that was appreciated. After all, there wasn’t a single artist slated to play that anybody would want to miss.
Huxley Anne’s bass-fueled set got the energy up as the crowd made their way in. It was early on in the night and The Armory was already overflowing with bassheads.
Next up was The Glitch Mob, towering over the pulsing crowd on a huge platform. Their dark, simple, cyber-inspired stage production complemented their signature sound perfectly.
NGHTMRE and Slander came on after a short intermission to play their Gud Vibrations show. Concert goers got an insane visual treat as the artists brought the impressive “atom” stage on tour.
Their set was jam packed with fan favorites like “Potions” and “Love Again,” as well as their classic spin on “Gud Vibrations.” It was a great mix of headbanging and feels; exactly what fans of these artists live for.
But the real showstopper was Seven Lions. Closing out the night, he did not hold back at all, transitioning seamlessly from pulsing psytrance to euphoric melodic dubstep. Gorgeous, entrancing visuals paired with The Armory’s impressive light set up made for a perfect backdrop for the trance god and his luscious locks.
As 2:00 am inched closer it was clear that no one wanted the night to end. It was nearly six straight hours of amazing music, awesome visuals, and top notch stage production. The Minneapolis EDM community certainly wants to see these artists back in town ASAP.