UK-based electronic-pop trio, Years & Years, made their Los Angeles debut last night, March 23, at The Avalon in Hollywood for the weekly LA favorite, “It’s A School Night.” The threesome consists of Olly Alexander, lead vocalist and keyboardist, Mikey Goldsworthy, bassist, and Emre Turkmen, synths and beats.
The two openers, Laura Welsh and Marlon Roudette, set the stage and got the crowd ready for the trio, and I’m certainly sure that both artists walked out of the venue with a large number of new fans. Including myself.
As the crew members set up the stage and taped the set list to the stage, fans were very eager to see what the band would be performing. The set list consisted of 13 songs, coming from their 4 EP’s, a few taken off of their upcoming debut album “Communion”, and their most popular singles.
Once they took the stage, with an addition of their resident drummer, the crowd was more than happy to show the band love. Alexander, who is known for his acting in numerous British television series, graced the stage with his eclectic vocals and hypnotic dance moves. Their songs enticed everyone in the crowd and there was not one person that wasn’t dancing and singing their hearts out to the music.
During their hour-long set, the three kept thanking the crowd for coming and supporting them and how overjoyed they were that they were playing in Los Angeles.
After the show, they held a meet and greet for fans that bought their EP at the merchandise table and met every fan. I personally was in awe about how genuine and excited they were and I was overall impressed by every aspect of the night.
They are currently on a small U.S. tour that covers Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, Boston, and New York. After that, they embark on an UK/Europe tour to promote “Communion.”
If you get the chance, definitely make an effort to see them. You will not be disappointed.
Check out their SoundCloud here.
Pre-order “Communion” here.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
March 25///Los Angeles, CA///Troubadour
March 26///San Francisco, CA///Rickshaw Stop
March 29///Washington, DC///U Street Music Hall
March 30///Boston, MA///Royale
March 31///New York, NY///Le Poisson Rouge