Friday, May 20, 2011

The Airborne Toxic Event at Metro, 5/19

Posted by Mike Sullivan

The Airborne Toxic Event, currently on tour in support of their sophomore album All At Once, made a stop in Chicago this week with two back-to-back sold out shows at Metro. The band played through a healthy mix of material from the new LP and their self-titled debut album, including songs such as “All I Ever Wanted,” “This Losing” and “Wishing Well.” The crowd seemed not really into the performance until frontman Mikel Jollett started the ballad "Happiness Is Overrated," singing along during the acappella intro. After that moment, it was like being at a completely different show. During "Something New,", Mikel climbed over the stage barrier and walked into the crowd to join them in an intimate sing-along. The Los Angeles five-piece was truly humbled by the crowd response and they gave as much as they took all night.

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