English sensations Glass Animals are back in the US in the midst of a four month long tour in support of their 2016 album "How to Be a Human Being." The album, which was released in August of 2016, peaked at number 20 on the Billboard 200. The band's popularity in the United States has ballooned since the album's release, boosting them to arena level success. On Saturday night the band will play at Boston University's Agganis Arena.
Speaking with Billboard about Glass Animals' live show frontman Dave Bayley conveyed: "With a headline show, we can get an idea of what the crowd is feeling by watching the opening band. If they look like they're up for a dance, we can extend our track and give them something a bit groovy. And if they are feeling a bit more chill, we'll give them something else."
The song "Pork Soda" which was released as the fourth singe from the new album, climbed all the way to number 33 on the US Alternative Songs chart, and has racked up over 13 million streams on the popular platform Spotify. Over the course of 2017 Glass Animals have appeared at several major US festivals including Coachella and Lollapalooza.
The music video for the band's most recent single, "Agnes" debuted on August 2nd via YouTube/ViVo.
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Glass Animals live show has been lauded throughout the States on both this tour, and the first leg of the band's US Tour last fall. "We strip things back quite a bit for a simpler kind of sound," Bayley said of the band's party-like live shows. "And we find ways to embellish the songs, adding guitar lines and extend or shorten songs. We like to go off on wild tangents and remixes. It's all about getting on the same level as the crowd and adapting to how they are feeling." It's not uncommon to see a whole arena of people dancing along with the songs as they're played on stage at a Glass Animals show, it's also not uncommon to see people in the audience with pineapples, Bayley tells Billboard "People started bringing pineapples to shows and it spiraled out of control, security confiscates a ton of them, but people always manage to sneak them in and incorporate them into the show."
Glass Animals perform at Agganis Arena at Boston University on Saturday, October 7th at 8pm tickets start at $26.50 and are available via TicketMaster