Awolnation Brought 'Here Comes The Runts' Tour To Denver

By: Nathan Sheppard

Alternative indie band Awolnation was a Denver concert highlight last week when they played to a packed Fillmore Auditorium.

 Irontom.

Irontom.

Opening up the festivities was Irontom, led by the animated Harry Hayes who danced around the stage for the entire set. Along with Hayes’ entertaining moves, guitarist Zach Irons (guitarist of Awolnation as well) showed off his talent with the band, playing impressive guitar solos that were enjoyed by all. UK band Nothing But Thieves followed, who are coming off their sophomore album Broken Machine. They breezed through their half-hour set with a cohesive list of songs.

Awolnation then took the stage with some epic lighting and a jam session until frontman Aaron Bruno took the stage as the band broke into “Here Come The Runts.” The first half of the set was heavy, with a lot of their newer songs like “Passion,” “Handyman,” and the super catchy “Miracle Man.” As they continued, Awolnation’s older songs had the venue rocking with “Run;” they closed their night with their smash hit “Sail.”

 Awolnation.

Awolnation.

Overall, Awol showed that they don’t want to rest on their past success and will continue to push the envelope with their music. Fans supported them with their passion and energy, singing along to every song, new and old. You can check out the few remaining shows of the band’s tour and their newest album Here Come The Runts here.

-Nathan

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