Of Monsters And Men “Fever Dream Tour” advances through Mohegan Sun Arena.

Of Monsters and Men

By Mike McKenney, Rock At Night New England

Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut-September 7, 2019–Of Monsters and Men with Lower Dens

Of Mice and Men

The Icelandic indie folk/pop band performed in support of their third studio album Fever Dream to an enthusiastic crowd at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Lead singer and guitarist, Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir, showcased her strong vocals, starting their set off with “Alligator”, a song that has gained traction via pre-release. Ragnar “Raggi” Þórhallsson, (vocals, guitar) continued with “Empire”, a cut from the popular 2015 release ‘Beneath The Skin” album.  Lead guitarist Brynjar Leifsson, drummer Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson and bassist Kristján Páll Kristjánsson, round out the talented band.

Of Mice and Men

While the two lead vocalists harmonize well together, it is when their distinct sounds are showcased that their talent is most evident. Nanna flaunted her vocal control, mixing both her gravely lilt with softer intonations on standouts, “Wild Roses, “Wolves Without Teeth” and “Waiting For The Snow”.  Then it was Raggi that blew everyone away with “Ahay” and the darker “Under The Dome”.

Lower Dens

Opening for OMAM was Lower Dens, an Indie/Pop band from Baltimore. Lead by Jana Hunter on vocals, Lower Dens played a short, complimentary set to gear up the crowd for OMAM. “Galapagos, “To Die in L.A.” and “Buster Keaton” were most memorable.

As an added bonus of the, Of Monsters And Men “Fever Dream” tour, every ticket bought online will come with a CD of the new album.

OMAM Setlist:
Alligator
Empire
Ahay
King and Lionheart
Mountain Sound
Wars
Wild Roses
Under a Dome
Slow and Steady
Wolves Without Teeth
Crystals
Stuck in Gravity
Lakehouse
Little Talks
Six Weeks
Encore:
Waiting for the Snow
Dirty Paws
Sleepwalker
Yellow Light

 

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Mike McKenney

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