Young the Giant took The Mann Center on a visceral sonic journey

Milky Chance & TALK provided support on a steamy Sunday summer evening

California natives Young the Giant were well underway with their 2023 Summer Tour when they rolled into Philly, but that didn’t stop them from providing a profoundly unique and emotional performance at The Mann. Joining them on the 50 date tour is Milky Chance, who’s catalog meshed perfectly with the glowing Sunday sunset. Newcomer TALK is also onboard and gave the crowd plenty to laugh at and sing along with.


Hailing from Canada, TALK has quickly built a dedicated following and a distinct perfomance style. Confidently strutting across the stage and often caressing other bandmates, there’s no doubt that TALK will continue to put on an exciting and engaging show. Hopefully ‘Wasteland’, the uplifting yet slightly sarcastic track featured in MLB The Show 23 will get a release date soon!

Milky Chance

German duo Milky Chance is no stranger to success, as 2014 ‘Stolen Dance’ was not only one of the biggest songs of the 2010’s, but has over a billion streams on Spotify. Some groups might’ve struggled to build off of that kind of reverance, but that doesn’t seem to be the case with Milky Chance. Featuring a blend of early tracks and new releases, there was a lot to like about this set. Milky Chance’s newest release, ‘Living In A Haze’, was great to hear live and has already made a significant impact on the charts. Also, we’re going to need to know where they get their clothes from – stellar wardrobe for sure.

Young The Giant

Having never seen Young the Giant live before, we didn’t really know what to expect. Given the ethereal nature of their catalog, it would’ve been wise to assume we were going on a visceral sonic journey. That was certainly the case, and YTG left no doubt in our minds that this tour is going to wow a lot of concertgoers. Frontman Sameer Gadhia’s flowing robe somehow synched with each chord progression or track change, adding a nice layer to an already visual stimulating performance. One of YTG newer tracks ‘The Walk Home’ definitely stood out, while pretty much everything off of their eponymous 2011 album featured vocal support from the entire crowd. This is definitely a tour you don’t want to miss!

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