Glass Animals And Binki Perform To Sold Out Crowd At Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater | PHOTOS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Glass Animals brought an energy packed show to a sold out crowd at Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater on September 4th.

The British indie band led by singer, songwriter, and producer Dave Bayley and backed by Bayley’s childhood friends Joe Seaward, Ed Irwin-Singer and Drew MacFarlane, literally gave it their all on stage as fans danced along to every song during the hour and 20 minute set.

The show ended well before the 11pm curfew but the band packed in 17 songs during the set, which included Tokyo Drifting and Heat Waves for the encore.  Bayley mentioned numerous times that Charlotte was the loudest crowd he had ever experienced.  He was definitely feeling the energy and it showed with his non-stop dancing and the constant perma-grin that stayed on his face throughout the show.

The stage was built to look like the outside of a hotel with neon lights, a diving board, and basketball goal.

The video projection screen kept the same concept as the band’s website which mimics an old school computer that uses dial up connections and shows download times that move from a few seconds to minutes (I know you are over 35-years-old if you know what I am currently talking about).  It was a very creative way to let fans know how long it would be before the show started and the computer actually shut down when the show ended.

The band masterfully created build ups to their songs that literally shook your soul when the beat dropped.  The bass was so explosive it made the seats rattle and kept the sold out crowd dancing the entire show.  There were so many subwoofers in the media pit that is was nearly impossible to walk around in front of the stage.

Glass Animals started the night with the title track of their latest album, Dreamland.  This is their third studio album.  Dreamland was an instant success with songs Heat Waves and Tokyo Drifting getting massive air play on radio stations around the United States.

Bayley couldn’t stop smiling as the band moved from songs off the current album to fan favorites Black Mambo and Gooey from their first studio album, ZABA.  Just before the encore, Bayley held up a pineapple that was placed on the side of the stage and the band went straight into playing Pork Soda which had the crowd singing “Pineapples are in my head” in unison.

Click HERE to see Dreamland tour dates.

Full set list:

  1. Dreamland
  2. Life Itself
  3. Tangerine
  4. Black Mambo
  5. Hot Sugar
  6. Hazey
  7. The Other Side Of Paradise
  8. Space Ghost Coast To Coast
  9. Cane Shuga
  10. It’s All So Incredibly Loud
  11. Your Love (Deja Vu)
  12. Take A Slice
  13. Gooey
  14. Youth
  15. Pork Soda
  16. Tokyo Drifting
  17. Heat Waves

Musician Binki opened for Glass Animals.  Binki, whose real name is Baraka Ongeri, was born in Pennsylvania but studied theatre at the University of North Carolina.  He accidentally started a pop music career when he started playing the guitar and singing in his spare time.  His single Marco which is a mix of hip-hop and indie music helped launch his music career.  He now has more than 65,000 monthly listeners on Spotify.

Binki performed for 30 minutes and even did some magic tricks between his songs.  Get more details on Binki HERE.