Tame Impala played their biggest night in New York City yet, finding themselves headlining Terminal 5, and selling it out with ease. The venue was as packed as can be, leaving dozens of disappointed fans outside the venue hunting for fair priced tickets.
Kicking off their new tour, the Kevin Parker led crew sounded just as strong as they did at Webster Hall last November. Groovy psych-rock anthems left quite a punch, dazzling every one within sight. They mixed up their setlist which is refreshing to see. It would be easy for recently successful band to get away with playing the same set over and over. Then again, Tame Impala clearly aren’t like many bands. They even gave us the first live performance of “Nothing That Has Happened So Far Has Been Anything We Could Control.”
Tame Impala are one of the best rock bands in the ever so crowded game. They are humbled successful individuals who can only keep rising, so as long as they keep doing it with temperature and grace, 2013 will be a massive year for them.
Openers The Growl got things going with a very soulful Black Keys type psych-gararge rock that got the rumbles going. It was their first show in the USA ever.
Find galleries of both Tame Impala & The Growl below.