That was not the case last night (June 4th) when the DMA’S played The Crescent in York.
Fresh off a UK tour to promote new album How Many Dreams? the Sydney band, they’ve teamed up with record shops across the country for a series of intimate acoustic gigs.
The band took the stage at The Crescent, kicking off with a stripped down version of their early single, Feels Like 37.
The usual fast pacing has been abandoned in order to set the stage for the following show to be about what everyone likes best about the DMAs – how well they can play.
With only Tommy O’Dell’s voice, two (sometimes three) guitars and a keyboard, the band’s music had the same feel as full gigs at some of the UK’s biggest venues.
They looked effortlessly cool on stage, wearing jackets and hats similar to those worn by the crowd.
The band’s guitarist and lead vocalist Johnny Took engaged with the crowd, while vocalist Tommy delivered his vocals like no other, regularly grabbing the mic from the stand and joining in the groove of his bandmates.
The audience swayed and sang to tracks from throughout the band’s career, including “In The Air”, “Olympia”, “Silver”, “Forever” and “Delete”.
Though they swayed, the audience didn’t calm down and regularly expressed their appreciation for guitarist Johnny.
Shouts of “YORKSHIRE” even began, with the band revealing that when they were first given the national honor they took it as an insult and mistook the words for “You’re sh**”.
Cheers erupted at the story, and Tommy later found the crowd “a bit rowdy” for a Sunday night.
Johnny later explained that the next song would be a cover and the band followed up with their successful acoustic version of Cher’s Believe.
After the song was covered for Australian radio station Triple J’s Like a Version in 2017, the cover later went gold Down Under, consistently selling 35,000 copies.
His success was confirmed even more when he got a crowd moving more than 10,000 miles away in York.
The band told the York crowd that they now consider Britain their second home and fans here are ready to sing along to their songs, old and new.
Their last number with the new song “Everybody’s Saying Thursday’s the Weekend” showed that they were telling the truth.
Tommy picked up the mic from his stand, the guitars kicked in and what followed was a fiery rendition of a song that shows the DMA’S aren’t going away anytime soon.
The song was carried around the room by a crowd of people rushing to work in the morning.
And the performance made it clear that when they arrived they would have a story to tell.
https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/23568745.dmas-play-sold-out-acoustic-gig-crescent-york/?ref=rss DMA’S play a sold out acoustic gig at The Crescent, York