How it could have been four years since the last time this talented -- and clearly popular -- band visited the west coast, is tough to understand. Fans, who came from as far away as Santa Rosa and knew exactly how long it had been since the band had visited San Francisco, turned out en masse. Good job, bay area -- next time they may come back sooner!
The opening act, Los Angeles-based quartet In The Valley Below, impressed with ethereal, harmonic vocals coupled with truly impressive guitar work by Jeffrey Jacob. The most interesting bands seem to be those who bend genres and defy labels, and In The Valley Below do that quite well, in a way no one else is doing it. Very impressive.
White Lies played a career-spanning set, from debut single "To Lose My Life," "Farewell to the Fairground" to new singles, "There Goes Our Love Again" and the title track off of 2013's Big TV. Vocalist Harry McVeigh's voice was stunning, every bit as advertised; every song garnered huge applause, and the audience knew all the words. If that's not a recipe for a great show, what is?
Take a look at the gallery to your left to see photos from this great show.