State Champs at O2 Ritz Manchester
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Tonight saw the long awaited return to U.K. soil for New York rockers State Champs. Straight off the back of their brand new album ‘Kings of the New Age’ dropping they took to the stage a little after 9pm. The audience was in full attendance with high adrenaline present from the get go keeping the energy on a consistent high.
Appearing on stage to the title track of the new album ‘Here to Stay’ the band can be seen matching the crowd's energy toe for toe. Frontman DiScanio can be seen bouncing about the stage from the get go, his energy levels can only be described as infectious. As the setlist progressed into ‘Eventually’ and setlist staple ‘Frozen’ the energy seemed to kick up a notch: if that was even possible!
As crowd surfers flew over the front row the show spurred on! The show offered Champs the perfect opportunity to play their new material how it was written: and it went down a treat.
The setlist was the perfect mix of old and new with something for everybody present within the 19 song setlist. Setlist staples such as Frozen, Criminal and Secrets saw that the whole room was singing in unison and the energy never ceased.
Having seen State Champs previously I was intrigued to see how their performance would level up; they did not disappoint! The new album is a certified banger and is definitely one for the replay in your Spotify/Apple music queue!
Catch them at a show near you soon, you won’t regret it!
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