With the power completely out at The Ogden Theater for the second night in a row for CHVRCHES, things started off a bit rocky, including the opener Pale Wave without a set. Such is life, but that didn’t stop the Scottish act from giving the sold out crowd (for the second night in a row) one hell of a show. With six main stage light projections featuring a dashing display of color, the band put on more than a performance. This was a journey through the pop heavy, glittery drenched landscape for one of the catchiest bands to be playing right now.
The set featured a variety of dance friendly symphonic progressions that only CHVRCHES could pull off. Sliding between their three albums, the setlist provided every member of the crowd an opportunity to dive into the vibe of the set, leaving the restless individuals with a reason to smile, move and be swept away by the sonic grace of the trio. Led by Lauren Mayberry’s infectious vocal melodies, the sound was phenomenal. Nothing was ever too loud and every piece of the framework of each song complimented each member beautifully. Every beat drop shook the room, sending a wave of energy into the crowd. The syncopation of the set was magical to say the least. The band rolled through the singles of previous records, but focused on bringing to life their latest LP, Love Is Dead in a live setting. Definite highlights were “Graves,” “Get Out,” & “Graffiti.” Not to mention the beautiful renditions of classic hits “The Mother We Share” & “Gun” as well.
Although doing very limited runs, this band is a must see live. Their kinetic potential swept through Denver with a hurricane of synthpop. CHVRCHES brought more than their music, bringing their unique and magical cataclysm of decadent orchestration.
August 31 — Stradbally, Ireland — Electric Picnic
September 20 — San Diego, CA — Open Air Theatre
September 26 — Portland, OR — Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
September 27 — Vancouver, BC — Commodore Ballroom
September 29 — Seattle, WA — Paramount Theatre
October 03 — St. Paul, MN — Palace Theatre
October 04 — Milwaukee, WI — Riverside Theater
October 08 — Birmingham, AL — Iron City Birmingham
October 09 — Asheville, NC — Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
October 10 — — Atlanta, GA — The Tabernacle
October 11 — New Orleans, LA — The Joy Theater
October 15 — Nashville, TN — Ryman Auditorium
October 16 — Charlotte, NC — The Fillmore
October 18 — Washington, DC — The Anthem
October 20 — Boston, MA — Orpheum Theatre