Thursday 27th April 2017 @ O2 Academy Newcastle
The Greatest Hits and New Material
With support acts Fickle Friends and Clean Cut Kid, the audience was warmed up and prepped well. The atmosphere was electric as The Kooks opened with their iconic song ‘Eddie’s Gun’ from their debut album Inside In Inside Out, followed by Always Where I Need To Be and See The World- where a mosh pit had already been formed. The crowd was worked up into a frenzy and bounced off of the bands energy while on stage, which set the tone for the whole concert.
Following some slow songs like Seaside- Luke Pritchard, the lead singer, vocals were put on show. They also played some songs from their third album Listen, including Bad Habit- which played a big hit with the crowd. The crowd reacted well to any song which the band played, showing how successful The kooks have been over their 10 years of being a band. While the performance ended, the crowd were still yet to hear their infamous single, Naïve, which really helped to put the band on the map in the music world. During the encore, as the chords were played, there was a roar of cheers from the crowd as everyone was singing along to all of the words.
I left the O2 completely blown away with how amazing they are live and how good they interacted and included the crowd. Covered in peoples drink and with only one shoe- it is safe to say that The Kooks still have it- even after 10 years.