Young the Giant

August 5, 2017

Show Time: 7 p.m.
Gates Time: 6 p.m.

Support: Cold War Kids and Joywave

Young The Giant brings the highly successful Home of the Strange Tour to Starlight Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 5. Supporting artists are indie bands Cold War Kids and Joywave.

The Home of the Strange Tour celebrates Young The Giant’s third studio album, Home of the Strange, which immediately climbed to No. #1 on the iTunes Store’s Top Alternative Albums chart and No. 3 on the Top Albums chart. The band heralded the album’s August 2016 release with several high-profile television appearances, including an outdoor concert on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and on the fall season of the critically acclaimed “Live from the Artists Den” series, alongside Sturgill Simpson, Panic! at the Disco and Lumineers. 

The tour’s winter leg saw the band performing to sold-out houses across North America, including the world-famous Radio City Music Hall in New York and The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. A video recap of 2016 can be found on Young The Giant’s official YouTube channel. The recording group will perform at a number of spring music festivals before launching the tour’s next leg.

Produced by Grammy Award winner Jeff Bhasker (Jay-Z, Kanye West, Mark Ronson, fun.) and Alex Salibian (Elle King, The Band Perry), Home of the Strange includes the hit tracks “Amerika,” “Something To Believe In” and the latest single “Silvertongue.” The album highlights how the SoCal-based band members – all either first-generation Americans or immigrants themselves – have masterfully dealt with themes of identity, tradition and assimilation in the modern world.

The New York Times praised frontman Sameer Gadhia as “one of the great contemporary rock voices.” And Rolling Stone raved, “Young The Giant’s big-tent pop mirrors an openhearted optimism about the American dream.”

Support bands joining Young The Giant on tour are:

Cold War Kids is an American indie rock band from Long Beach, Calif. Formed in 2004, the band’s latest album, Hold My Home, was released in October 2014.

Joywave is a five-member band of friends who met in the blue-collar town of Rochester, N.Y. Their indie pop is described as humorously self-aware, meta, personal, retro and cutting edge. Of their 2014 Lollapalooza show, Rolling Stone said, “Joywave brought the disco to the forest.”