Plain White Ts – Wonders of the Younger Tour 1st Leg

Grammy award winners Plain White Ts are currently back on the road after taking a long year off of touring. In support of their new album “Wonders of the Younger,” the Ts are hitting clubs around the US on the appropriately named “Wonders of the Younger Tour.”  Along with support acts Miggs, and teenage girl favorite Parachute, the Wonders of the Younger Tour is turning out to be a big success.

At their recent sold out show at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro all 3 bands put on a show that the crowd enjoyed from start to finish. Miggs, the 3 piece rock group from Tampa, opened the night relatively unknown to most of the crowd. While not everyone knew who they were or any of their songs, that didn’t stop Miggs from putting on a great set that got the whole crowd moving. Their current release “Wide Awake” makes a great addition to any music lover’s collection. Next up were pop rockers Parachute, much to the delight of the mostly female crowd. Continuing to tour in support of 2009s “Losing Sleep,” Parachute played a Maroon 5 style of pop rock that the crowd ate up. With a new album anticipated to release in the coming months, you are sure to see a lot more of Parachute.

The Plain White Ts played an hour and fifteen minutes of pure energy and entertainment. With a set list composed of an equal mix of old and new material, they played something for everyone; the diehard fans, and the fans that were only there because of “Hey There Delilah” and “1234.” Having never been a huge fan of the Ts myself, this show certainly changed my mind in a big way. PWTs have an excellent stage presence and always have a way to keep the show interesting. One such event was singer Tom Higgenson traveling to the back of the venue and performing an acoustic version of “Hey There Delilah” on top of a road case in the middle of the crowd. With a fully booked 2011 of touring, be sure to check out Plain White Ts if you have the chance. Also, stop by merch and buy a shirt from their merch girl Aileen, one of the most friendly and hard working women in the business! You may think that the Plain White Ts are just riding off the radio success from “Hey There Delilah” and “1234” as I once did, but seeing them live will change your mind very fast. They are a top notch act in the music world, with the songs and live show to back it up.

Ben Packard

Posted on June 11, 2011, in Reviews. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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