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Grouplove Celebrate 'Big Mess' Release with Wild NYC Shows (Photos)

On release day for their latest Big Mess, Grouplove packed Baby's in Brooklyn for a sweaty show.


Grouplove
City: Williamsburg, NY
Venue: Baby's All Right
Date: 2016-09-09

Grouplove's founders Hannah Hooper and Christian Zucconi recently became parents. The band has been around for over seven years and had released two albums prior to the life-changing status that is parenthood. Zucconi has spoken about the effects impending fatherhood and the rigors of touring had on song craft for the band's third album Big Mess.

To celebrate, Grouplove, which also includes Ryan Rabin, Andrew Wessen and Daniel Gleason, took to Williamsburg for two capacity shows on the album's release date. The first was at the Rough Trade record store and the second began at 10:45 at Baby's All Right.

It was great to see how easily Grouplove's new material fit with the old. They opened with "Traumatized" which led into a sing-along on "Do You Love Someone" before a third new track then led into a classic. That fan favorite, "Itching on a Photograph", got the audience jumping as did their biggest hit "Tongue Tied". Before the latter, Zucconi called for everyone in the audience to hold onto the person to their right -- a command that was dutifully followed. Grouplove also performed the Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" which provided a massive surge of energy to the already frantic audience. After a brief break, the band returned for an equally raucous encore.

BABY'S SETLIST

Traumatized

Do You Love Someone

Heart of Mine

Itching on a Photograph

Shark Attack

Tongue Tied

Spinning

Standing in the Sun

Border Lines

Sabotage (Beastie Boys)

Welcome to My Life

Enlighten Me

Ways to Go

"Welcome to Your Life" on The Late Late Show with James Corden

BIG MESS WORLD TOUR

EUROPE

9/21 - Amsterdam Paradiso - Netherlands

9/22 - Hamburg Reeperbahn Fest - Germany

9/23 - Cologne Luxor - Germany

9/24 - Paris Les Etoiles - France

9/26 - Manchester Academy 3 - United Kingdom

9/27 - London Electric Ballroom - United Kingdom

NORTH AMERICA

10/5 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl*+

10/6 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater*+

10/7 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium*+

10/10 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom*+

10/13 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre*+

10/14 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile Café*

10/17 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex - Grand Room*+

10/18 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre*+

10/21 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre+

10/22 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue*+

10/23 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theater*+

10/25 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre*+

10/27 - Columbus, OH - Express Live!*

10/29 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre*+

10/30 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall*

10/31 - Montréal, QC - Corona Theatre*

11/1 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore*+

11/3 - Boston, MA - House of Blues*+

11/5 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom+

11/9 - Washington, DC - Echostage*+

11/10 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva*+

11/12 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom*+

11/13 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues*+

11/15 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues*+

11/16 - Houston, TX - House of Blues*+

11/18 - Austin, TX - Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater*+

*with MUNA

+with Dilly Dally

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