Just last week it was announced that the Ohio natives would be the closing act at YouTube FanFest on Friday 11th September at Qantas Credit Union Arena, performing their smash hit Shut Up & Dance. Chugg Entertainment can now confirm that a couple of headline shows will also be included on this, their second visit to Australia.
Their upbeat anthem Shut Up & Dance has been, across the board, touted as the hit of the northern hemisphere summer, surging to No. 1 on the Billboard charts. It is currently certified triple platinum in the U.S and is also a top 5 hit in the U.K. This success was mirrored in Australia, with the track hitting the top 3 on the ARIA Singles Charts and currently being certified double platinum, as well as hitting the top 2 on the National Radio Air Play Charts.
In concert, it’s clear that Walk The Moon’s live show is not a spectator sport. Instead, it’s an interactive celebration of life and love, a communal commitment to joy and living in the moment. Onstage, frontman, Nicholas Petricca leads audiences in a mass exorcism of the things that bring them down, casting out the demons of doubt and insecurity with hands raised to the sky.
Their new album, Talking Is Hard, is a bold statement from the band known for their blissful, quirky brand of rock and roll. Fueled by years on the road and then emerging from months in the studio, Walk The Moon are clearly unafraid to bear their hearts and their ambition.
Formed in Cincinnati by singer/keyboardist Petricca, Walk The Moon built up a devoted following on the strength of their ecstatic live show and spray-painted the rock charts with the upbeat, house-party sound of single single Anna Sun. A relentless touring machine with an ever-snowballing family of fans, the band quickly graduated from Ohio club scene favorites to an international force to be reckoned with. They hit the late-night TV circuit with performances on Letterman, Fallon, Conan, and Carson, played for massive crowds at Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, and joined the likes of fun., Pink, Panic! At The Disco, and Fitz and the Tantrums on the road in the US, UK, and Europe.