Nothing More live at Irving Plaza (Juggernaut Tour)
Together on tour were Thank You Scientist, WOVENWAR, Nothing More and Periphery, and on a very cold night, on February 12th, they filled Irving Plaza with fans who came for any of the four bands but hardly anybody knew them all.
I came for Nothing More, since I had seen them twice in small venues (The Studio at Webster Hall and SXSW2014) but knew that they have the potential for a (huge!) stadium band. We missed the first two bands, so I can not say anything about them, and during Periphery’s headlining set, we stood in the little vestibule where merchandise was sold, to wait for Jonny Hawkins (lead vocals, aux drums), Daniel Oliver (bass, backup vocals), Mark Vollelunga (guitar, backup vocals) and Paul OBrien (drums) to come out and hug and chat a bit.
The show that Nothing More put on in front of 1,000 music fans was exhilarating! Jonny is a born performer and easily wraps the audience around his finger with his exuberant charisma and stage presence. But Daniel and Mark equally understand to mesmerize and keep the audience entertained. Alone the drummer, sitting in the back, is often out of sight, but not out of sound.
Today, not even a week later, Nothing More have arrived in Tokyo on the first leg of their world tour that leads them over Japan, then Australia to Europe. Go see them live, if you can and to get into the mood, listen to their music on soundcloud.
== All concert photos by glamglare.com – Elke Nominikat and Oliver Bouchard ==