Photos & Words By Stephanie Nardi
Glass Animals brought their much anticipated Dreamland Tour to The Armory in Minneapolis and every last great thing you’ve heard about this show is true. It’s a wild ride and oh so much fun.
It was the kind of show where you could feel the bass in your chest. The kind of show where it was nearly impossible to tear your eyes away from the stage. The kind of show that had you enthralled from the very first second. Their music alone would have made for an incredible show, but their visuals and the production of everything brought it all to the next level. On an LED screen, the face of a 90’s computer monitor blown up to ten times its normal size served as the backdrop for the entirety of the set displaying everything from Pacman gobbling up dots to deep red tv static. Accompanying this giant monitor was a diving board on an elevated stage to look like a pool wall, a basketball hoop with a pair of shoes tossed around the rim, and a plethora of neon signs. They kicked off the show with “Life Itself”, one of their most popular songs off their album How To Be A Human Being, and it set the tone for how the rest of the night would go. The bar was high and it only went up from there. With each song, lead singer Dave Bayley whisked around the stage standing still for only the briefest of moments before setting off again letting the music carry him. They played a winning combination of old songs from previous records and their most popular songs off their Dreamland album; there was something for everyone. Bayley made a comment early on how it had been too long since they had been in Minneapolis and we would have to agree. This show was a stunner and we hope we won’t have to wait too long before we can see them again. If The Dreamland Tour is coming to your city, you won’t want to miss it.