By Vicky Branca
The Modern Nostalgia Tour featuring The Maine, Dreamers, and Night Riots hit the Palladium in Worcester, MA this past Tuesday and like many others in attendance, I’m still on cloud 9.
The Modern Nostalgia Tour consisted of The Maine playing their two most recent albums, American Candy and Lovely Little Lonely, in full. Before they could mesmerize the crowd themselves, Night Riots took the honors by providing an energetic, upbeat vibe.
Night Riots hit the stage first. Their set employed a unique visual effect by having all members drum with light up sticks, creating a magical ambience. Despite being from California, Night Riots has a British Pop/Rock sound that had everyone singing along by the end of their set. Not to mention, their cover of "Free Falling" by Tom Petty created a nice bonding moment, especially after the legendary musician's passing.
Dreamers took the stage next and like Night Riots, captivated the crowd by being active on stage and ending their set with “Sweet Disaster,” a single making waves on alternative radio stations
Finally, The Maine came on and opened up with “Don’t Come Down,” the first track off of their newest album, Lovely Little Lonely. The band adorned white suits, as seen in their music video for "How Do You Feel?" as a red, white and blue pinstriped background draped behind the stage.
As usual, The Maine brought their A-game and created an environment for their fans to let loose and belt their favorite songs right along with them. After working through the 12 songs of Lovely Little Lonely, the band took a brief intermission to “put their faces on” and returned to the stage in blue suits- a staple item from their American Candy era.
American Candy is considered to be the album that opened the most doors for The Maine, and fans have the tattoos of hit songs from the album like “(un)lost” to prove it. While American Candy is more upbeat and dancy than Lovely Little Lonely, "24 Floors" sobered everyone and the band made sure to state how important mental health is and how it’s okay to not be okay.
By the end of the night, everyone was buzzing with adrenaline, happiness, and satisfaction as they waited to chat with members from all of the bands, which provided to be the icing on the Modern Nostalgia cake.
The tour is half over and tickets are still available! Check out the list of tour dates below.