It’s become a tradition now for me and my friends to get together and see The Vamps when they come to Newcastle for a show, four consecutive tours in a row now and I’m still not sick of seeing them.
On Monday, May 1, I went to the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle to see them again, with support from The Tide, New Hope Club and Sabrina Carpenter.
It was obvious from the beginning that The Tide have left their mark on The Vamps’ fanbase, as they had most of the arena up on their feet and singing to their songs word for word (I wasn’t one of them, sorry, I don’t really listen to them), although this may be that they’re an American all-boy band that have supported The Vamps on their last three tours, much like New Hope Club, who have supported them on their last two.
New Hope Club were a lot slower and also had the crowd on their feet, singing and clapping along – this time I was one of them, I think their stage presence and vocals were what got me, in short – they were good and I really liked them.
Don’t get me wrong, I think they’re both very good bands and clearly their fanbases have grown significantly since being on tour and signed to The Vamps’ record label, but I hope next time we get to see someone new – after all, that’s the magic of support acts, it gives you the chance to experience new music, many of my favourite bands have been support acts once upon a time!
Next up was Sabrina Carpenter, who blew me away with her vocal skills, seriously… that girl can sing. As well as her own set, she came on stage with The Vamps to sing Demi Lovato’s part in ‘Somebody To You’, which I thought was a nice touch. The only thing I wished is that she came first in the support line-up, as her tone and music was a lot different to that of The Tide and New Hope Club, also, I felt like a lot more of the crowd were up and singing along to them more than her because of the sheer fact a lot of people in the crowd didn’t know her… But other than that, good job Sabrina.
And last, but certainly not least, the stars of the show, The Vamps. I swear I never have a bad word to say about this band when I see them and I don’t think I ever will. They came on and sang classics like ‘Can We Dance’, ‘Wildheart’ and ‘Last Night’, along with some new songs – which were amazing, I just know that this album is going to be incredible.
Here’s a video I took during their new song ‘Paper Hearts’:
As always they were full of energy at all the right times and when they sang slow songs, the room lit up so beautifully.
It was an incredible night, with an amazing atmosphere and good live music – what more could you ask for? Take me back!
Are you going to any shows soon? Let me know who and where in the comments!
Until next time,