Walk Off the Earth made their way to the Bluebird Theater in Denver, Colorado on 5/24 to continue their self-titled tour while promoting their new album “Sing It All Away” which will be released on 6/16. Joined by uber talented opener, Scott Helman, the show very quickly sold out. With both Scott and WOTE hailing from Canada, there was a very tight knit, family vibe to the overall concert.
Odds are that if you have watched music videos on YouTube, you have seen WOTE’s rendition of “Somebody That I Used to Know“. In it, all five members play one guitar to produce a wide range of sounds. Although most of their videos easily break one-million views, this is their most popular with over 165 million. Gaining recognition from this video and their YouTube channel, WOTE made their way up the ranks independently from their beginnings in 2006 before eventually signing with Columbia Records in 2012.
As the beginning of the concert began to get close, there was a lot of anticipation in the room. While the crowds waited, they were likened to the musical stylings of Bob Marley’s “Jamming” and “Redemption song.” This SoCal Reggae vibe continued as the crowd sang along to “Santeria” by Sublime just before the show began.
Scott Helman kicked the show off with a six song acoustic set that did not disappoint. Although he could be likened to Ed Sheeran with his loop pedal tricks, he has a sound all of his own that is displayed through his very unique voice. Although he is only 19, he had no trouble getting the crowd involved even through his acoustic set. Signing with Warner Music at only 15, Scott has had a great beginning to his career that will only go up from here.
WOTE took the stage and began their show circled around the drummer all playing a high-energy drumline instrumental. This gave the audience a hint as to what kind of high octane performance they were in for. Uttering the lines from the chorus of their new single “Sing It All Away” all night, the crowd could not have been more involved. With multiple dates left on their tour, do not hesitate to see them in your city. Walk off The Earth puts on not only a performance but showcases their talent with all members of their band switching roles during the concert.