Last Saturday night, fans stood outside in the cold bitter wind for hours at the Old National Centre in Indianapolis. Energy was high and the anticipation was tangible.
This was Bad Suns’ third stop on their ‘Heartbreaker Tour’ that kicked off on in late February. The California-based band released their sophomore album ‘Disappear Here‘ in September of 2016 and have been on the road promoting their album since.
After fans were finally let inside the intimate venue, people hustled about to get merch and to find the best spots to see the stage. The Deluxe (at the Old National Centre) is quite compact and having never been to a small and more enclosed concert this was very exciting for me. The space quickly filled up and the lights went dim. The opening act, From Indian Lakes, offered a very unique sound that captured the audience. They performed a handful of songs and it was really enjoyable. I had never heard of them before this show, but hearing them live really intrigued me to listen to more of their music.
Finally, Bad Suns came onto the stage and wasted no time getting the fans hyped and dancing. The energy was so high that by the second song, lead singer, Christo Bowman, had stripped down to his tank top. Between songs, my ears tried to recover from the powerful sound, but I also found
myself not caring. One of my favorite songs they performed was ‘Cardiac Arrest‘. This is one of their first and most popular songs that really gained attention in the music industry. I think it was sentimental for everyone in the room to hear that song and to sing along with the band.
The night ended with the band playing their single, ‘Heartbreaker‘ and as they said goodnight, the crowd roared with screams and applause. Overall, the concert was incredible. The band was engaged, the fans were intense, and the music was powerful. One thing about Bad Suns is they are very 70s and 80s inspired and so a lot of the concert had the feel of going back in time to a classic rock show. That’s what I truly enjoy about this band and the performances they put on. They make timeless music and that is something I think everyone can enjoy.
Bad Suns is still touring and just announced their ‘Outskirts of Paradise’ summer tour stops. If you haven’t seen or listened to them, I definitely recommend checking them out and going to see them live!
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