British glam-rock band The Struts returned to San Francisco in January, bringing their larger-than-life set to The Fillmore. The show came as part of a brief run of rescheduled dates from their Strange Days Are Over Tour back in fall, bringing with it all the enthusiasm of a months-long wait for fans.
The glitzy Brits are known for their unapologetic swagger both onstage and off, and this show was no exception. Lead singer Luke Spiller fed off the audience’s electric energy from the moment the band stepped foot onstage, creating a positively delicious symbiotic relationship between performer and crowd. Spiller frequently teased the crowd, saying “Don’t make me fly all the way from the UK for nothing,” towards the start of the show before the crowd’s energy had reached its fever pitch. The band’s stage presence and chemistry are undeniably hypnotic, from Spiller’s command of the audience to bassist Jed Elliot’s irresistibly cool energy.
The set began with high energy favorites “Primadonna Like Me” and “Body Talks,” allowing Spiller to showcase his classic undulating dance moves and interactions with the audience. “Dirty Sexy Money” is a particular favorite, with the audience singing and dancing along to its infectious melody. Midway through the set, The Struts slowed it down with “Low Key in Love” and “Mary Go Round.” As Spiller said, “that was foreplay, now it’s time to turn down the lights.” Arena rock song–and lead single of their latest album–“Strange Days” kicked off the encore, which “Could Have Been Me” closed out the night, leaving fans perfectly exhausted from a night of raucous fun.
The Struts in San Francisco:
Follow Beyond The Stage for more updates on all of your favorite artists.
- PHOTOS: Suki Waterhouse – San Francisco, CA – 5/7/22 - May 17, 2022
- PHOTOS: Nilufer Yanya – San Francisco, CA – 4/20/22 - May 10, 2022
- PHOTOS: cavetown – San Francisco, CA – 4/13/22 - April 29, 2022