Gig Review: DMA'S - O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester ✭✭✭✭✭


O2 Victoria Warehouse

Review by Sam Underwood and Joe Stubbs

13 Dec 2018: The DMA’s did not disappoint as they touched down on the home of many music greats such as Oasis and The Smiths for their “For Now” tour.

Their Victoria Warehouse gig sold out in seconds as the Australian rockers certainly lived up to the hype.

The moshing started early for the fans as they opened with Play It Out, with the guitarist Matt Mason throwing himself across the stage attempting to match the enthusiasm from the young Mancunian crowd.

Lead singer, Tommy Odell then gave the fans their first taste of the new album announcing the opening track of dawning which received a raucous reception. Following the song Tommy welcomed himself and his Australian band mates to the crowd and thanked everyone for attending the gig, which again was very well received from the buzzing audience.

But as expected, indie belter Step Up The Morphine was most definitely the song of the night, the magnitude of the songs popularity was clear as it was only one Tommy didn’t announce as it was only the opening chords of the guitar which were needed to get the crowd out from there mosh pits to singing in complete unity.

Bringing the tempo down just after halfway with a harmonious acoustic rendition of ‘The End’, it gave the crowd the break they needed to slowly wave their arms and sing their hearts out.

The gig came to a close with a classic encore of the DMA’S most loved tracks of both the first and latest album.

They performed Lay Down with an extended instrumental break to give the audience one last chance to mosh, and appreciate their unique musical sounds.

Five Stars ✭✭✭✭✭

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