Hot off the heals of their new album being released 'How Will I Know If Heaven Will Find Me?' The Amazons are touring the UK to celebrate it's release, ready to deliver fans a slice of the new, along with a great big kiss of the old.
Slap bang in the middle of the tour sits Leeds. The gig had been due to take place at the cities O2 Academy, but was moved to SU Becket Uni. The Amazons certainly deserve to sell out the larger of the two venues. Whether it's the cost of living crisis or more likely the case that it wasn't so long ago The Amazons had took to Bingley main stage to delight their fan base, the change certainly didn't impact the night, if anything it gave gig goers a better experience to be cramped in together singing along and bouncing around to their favourite tracks.
As the lights of the venue dipped, the crowd burst into the standard welcome of "Yorkshire, Yorkshire, Yorkshire" like barking Sea Lions waiting for a fish. Chant turns into cheers as The Amazon take to the stage kicking off with 'How Will I Know', 'Ready For Something', and 'Ultraviolet'. From here they paused to address the crowd, before breath could be drawn the crowd had already burst into another round of "Yorkshire, Yorkshire, Yorkshire", always helpful to remind bands where they are. As Matt went to address the crowd, about how they're here to promote peace and love, he started with "We're from the South" which lead to a room of pantomime boo's, causing pause before he could start his message of peace and love.
From here the band entertained the crowd with a further thirteen tracks from across their three studio albums, bringing delight and joy to their fan base, with sing-a-longs and a sea of revellers bouncing together. As with all gigs, The Amazons find a way to balance and blend a set to give the audience time to chill, before creating a final sweat pit of all bouncing together. This chilld came mid set with them taking time to thank the support and deliver a beautiful accoustic of 'Northern Star'. To finished off the Leeds crowd The Delivered an encore of 'Bloodrush' and 'Black Magic'
The Amazons are a great live band, they bring a great vibe and energy to their set, and should you be in the vicinity of any of their remaining tour dates, you'd do well to pick up a ticket and have a great night out. You don't have to take my word for this, check out all the feedback flowing across social media, with all gig goers stating how great a time they had.
15th Birmingham, O2 Institute
16th Glasgow, SWG3 Galvanisers
17th Newcastle, Boilershop
19th Norwich, UEA
20th London, Roundhouse