New Politics
Revolution Live!
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Review & Photos: Roxana Moure

After seeing New Politics open up for Paramore and Fall Out Boy this summer I was really excited to see them again on their headlining ‘Everywhere I Go’ tour at Revolution Live in Ft. Lauderdale. The trio – David Boyd, Soren Hansen, and Louis Vecchio took the stage and kicked the night off playing their hit song “Tonight Your Perfect.” The set list was a variety of songs from their self-titled release to their most recent album A Bad Girl in Harlem. They even played two new songs, “Everywhere I go” –which drummer Vecchio, the song has been picked to be played this month as  part of Monday Night Football – and “Loyalties” from their album Vikings due to be out this February, according to lead singer David Boyd.

 

From the get go the band engaged the audience and remained energetic their hour and fifteen minute set. The band covered “My Love” by Justin Timberlake and the Beastie Boys “Sabotage.” Boyd was constantly freestyle dancing and jumping off the drum riser with backflips at random points during songs. Hansen obliged by throwing his guitar in the air while letting it land on the floor in true rock star fashion. Vecchio even played a drum solo to Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda.”

Despite the highly energetic set the band was able to take it down a few notches for a more intimate feel. Hansen took a seat at the piano for “Stuck on You” as the crowd sang the lyrics back to him. Hansen followed by bringing out a ukulele during the encore, as Boyd got up close and personal with the crowd for “Fall Into These Arms.” Before the closing, “Harlem” Boyd thanked the crowd for “reminding us why we love Florida shows” and ripped his shirt off to finish the night. –Roxana Moure

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