CLEAN BANDIT PLAY GLASGOW'S LEGENDARY BARROWLANDS AS PART OF THEIR UK HEADLINE TOUR
CLEAN BANDIT PERFORMING AT GLASGOW'S BARROWLANDS - 29/10/2017
PICTURE BY: ALEXANDROS COSTA PHOTOGRAPHY
Clean Bandit, a British electronic group from Cambridge. Consisting of Grace Chatto, and Brothers Jack and Luke Patterson. On Sunday the 29th of October the threesome eventually came onto the stage around 8:45pm after the support act pulled out last minute. Fans queued from 6pm to get into the venue and anxiously waited for the band after having a near 2 hour wait. They played The Barrowlands in Glasgow which is considered an iconic venue by many. It has a capacity of 1900 however the venue was looking quite empty with only about 1000 tickets sold.
The stage set up was brilliant with multiple levels and mirrors reflecting the lights in every direction across the venue. Having the raised platforms really added character to the stage and provided a great viewing experience from every point in the venue.
When Clean Bandit took the stage, they did it with a bang. The lights went dark and all you could hear were the screams from the fans. The band came out and instantly began interacting with the crowd getting them jumping and singing along to their hits. Grace was joined on stage by Yasmin Green and Kirsten Joy to add to the vocal experience.
They played songs ‘Stronger’, ‘Sure Do’ and ‘A&E’ as well as ‘Symphony’. Halfway through the first few songs the band fired confetti and had impressive pyrotechnics making the show an absolute spectacle to witness. The confetti rained down on the crowd as they started to sing along with the band.
Clean Bandit incorporated a wide range of instruments from violins to saxophones. The three singers moved in-sync with each other and the music during their dance routines while coming close to the fans on the front row, making it a more intimate experience. The vocals were strong on the night, it is hard for singers to truly replicate the sound they achieve but tonight it sounded exactly like their records.
The band was moving around the stage in captivating ways, covering all of the stage and switching instruments continuously. Clean Bandit is touring with the release of their new content which the fans were eagerly waiting to hear.
Closing the night off, the band was still going strong, full of energy playing a couple of their hit songs. The show was entertaining and having a support band on would have added to the night significantly. The concert was all round great despite having the long wait for them.
Definitely would recommend catching them live if you ever get the chance! Be prepared to be covered in confetti within about 15 minutes!
CLEAN BANDIT'S TOUR CONTINUES:
Mon October 30th 2017 : CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
Tues October 31st 2017 : BOURNEMOUTH O2 Academy
Thurs November 2nd 2017 : LONDON Eventim Apollo
Fri November 3rd 2017 : BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Mon November 6th 2017 : NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 Academy
Tues November 7th 2017 : MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Mon March 26th 2018 : VANCOUVER Commodore
Tues March 27th 2018 : SEATTLE Showbox Market
Wed March 28th 2018 : PORTLAND Crystal Ballroom
Fri March 30th 2018 : BERKELEY UC Theatre
Sat March 31st 2018 : SANTA ANA The Observatory
Mon April 2nd 2018 : LOS ANGELES The Novo
Tues April 3rd 2018 : PHOENIX Marquee
Thurs April 5th 2018 : DALLAS Granda Theatre
Fri April 6th 2018 : AUSTIN Scoot Inn
Sat April 7th 2018 : HOUSTON White Oak Music Hall
Mon April 9th 2018 : ST. LOUIS Ready Room
Tues April 10th 2018 : INDIANAPOLIS Deluxe
Wed April 11th 2018 : CHICAGO The Vic
Fri April 13th 2018 : MILLVALE Mr Smalls
Sat April 14th 2018 : NEW HAVEN College Street
Tues April 17th 2018 : BROOKLYN Steel
Thurs April 19th 2018 : WASHINGTON, D.C 9:30 Club
Fri April 20th 2018 : PHILADELPHIA Trocadero
Sat April 21st 2018 : NORFOLK The Norva
Mon April 23rd 2018 : CHARLOTTE The Fillmore
Tues April 24th 2018 : ATLANTA The Loft
Thurs April 26th 2018 : TAMPA State Theatre
Fri April 27th 2018 : MIAMI Revolution
Sat April 28th 2018 : ORLANDO The Beacham
PHOTOS + REVIEW BY: ALEXANDROS COSTA PHOTOGRAPHY