Saturday night, AWOLNATION made a stop in the mile high city for their 2015 Run tour. This alternative-electronic talent brought a lively show to the Fillmore that gave Coloradans a sensory immersive experience, rounding out the weekend nicely.
AWOLNATION is a group that consistently delivers funky, cool performances with the help of lighting, experimental beats and a killer stage presence. They turned the dimly lit, expansive Fillmore into a packed, mobile body of bright wavelengths and crazy energy that flowed from the audience to the band all night long.
The five-piece band was welcomed on stage by a hazy smoke, flashing laser light beams and thousands of screaming fans. AWOL opened with “Run”, the title track from their May 2015 album. This song set the pace and pumped up the crowd for the entire show. Keeping the energy flow amped up were the crazy light shows happening throughout the performance. There was always something to see beyond the members of the band. The pace and color of the lights complimented the feelings of each song.
Aaron Bruno is a wonderful singer but an even better frontman. He was engaging with the audience and band members, encouraging the crowd to sing lyrics back to him during certain songs.
They played multiple songs off both Run and their first album Megalithic Symphony. “Hollow Moon”, “Soul Wars”, “All I Need”, “KOOKSEVERYWHERE!!!” were just a few tunes warmly received by the fans. They finished their set with “Burn It Down”, a fitting title and choice for the closing song. But, in true form, the gentlemen came back on stage to give a three-song encore. They serenaded the swaying fans with “I Am”, “Dreamers” and, of course, finally closed out the evening with perhaps their most well known number, “Sail”.
It was a fantastic, energetic show that did not disappoint. Here’s hoping you make it back to Denver soon to quench all of our indie electronic cravings.