The career rockers form Liverpool were welcomed with warm, open arms to Minneapolis’s Fillmore this past weekend, performing to a packed crowd of dedicated fans. While most songs from the night stemmed from their latest release, Fix Yourself, Not the World, which is less than a month old, Fans seemed to cheer and enjoy the new work just as much as their previous records, like 2018’s Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life, 2015’s Glitterbug and 2007’s A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation made up a fair bit of their setlist.
Ready For The High, off their latest record, even featured a cameo appearance by The Wombat’s Tour Manager, dancing on stage and playing what appeared to be a vuvuzela, before passing out, and being carried away on a stretcher by paramedics off stage. “He does this each night, Not to worry!” said frontman Matthew Murphy “We dont know what he’s going to do each night we play this song.” Before beginning Pink Lemonade the jokes continued “I suppose we’ll find out if he’s actually okay after the show is done.”
Opening act Boyish may have also passed out at some point in the night as well. vocalist India Shore, and guitar player Claire Altendahl, alongside their band, seemed to be in awe of the crowd opening before The Wombats “We’ve never played for an audience this big before.” Said India, “I need to take a photo for my mom!” before taking a selfie with the band and the crowd. Their set was raw, and fun, especially for a crowd who wasn’t too familiar with their work. Regardless, both the band and audience chanting the chorus to “Fuck you, Heather!” of the song by the same name from 2020’s Garden Spider was a highlight of the night. A lost of us have lost and/or broken up with a friend of ours, and screaming out to our version of Heather was cathartic for many.