Date: 1 May 2015
Location: O2 Arena, London
Description: ‘The Vamps UK Arena Tour’ was basically what it says in the title a tour of UK arena’s, by the band ‘The Vamps’, performing their debut album ‘Meet The Vamps’ along with a few covers and three support acts.
My Thoughts: Any respect you ever had for me or my blog has probably gone now that I’m reviewing The Vamps concert but I go to events that I’m sure all kinds of people are interested in, there will hopefully be a review for everyone on my blog. Anyway, back to the concert.
I’m lucky because this was the second time I had, had the pleasure to see The Vamps Live and I was also lucky enough to get tickets for only £9.50, and The Vamps – as always – didn’t disappoint.
Even though The Vamps didn’t have any new material other than one new song (Hurricane) the set was still completely different and the atmosphere was absolutely brilliant! The O2 is my favourite concert venue although admittedly I haven’t been to many venues (or gigs for that matter).
The Vamps had three support acts; Luke Friend (who also supported them on their ‘Meet The Vamps Tour’ in 2014), The Tide who were really amazing and had some great songs! And Union J (X Factor 2012 contestants) and they were very good and got you in the concert mood.
The Vamps started with my second favourite song ‘Wild Heart’ and it got everyone up and dancing, and it was really fun and then they sang my favourite song by them – and their new single – ‘Hurricane’ which is such a great song and I was so excited to hear them sing it live
I won’t go through the whole set list as that would be really boring to read but they sang every song on their album except maybe two or three and they sang some covers including ‘Uptown Funk’, ‘Seven Nation Army’, and Taylor Swift.
All four members of The Vamps did little solos, Tristan (drummer) did a really impressive drum solo, Connor (Bassist, and singer) sang a cover song with Brad on drums and James on guitar, James (Guitarist and singer) sang The Vamps’ song ‘Move My Way’ which he wrote when he was just fifteen years old, and Brad (Lead Singer, guitarist, pianist) sang The Vamps’ song ‘Another World’ on piano, all of these solos were a massive hit with the audience and it was very nice to see them doing their on thing as well as being in a band together.
As I mentioned before ‘Wild Heart’ and ‘Hurricane’ are my favourite songs by The Vamps but I have to say they do an absolutely amazing and beautiful version of ‘Risk It All’ and when I see them live that might just become my favourite song.
The Vamps have a new album coming out on the 27th November 2015, which they announced at the concert and I was so excited my reaction was literally “OH, MY GOD!” so that’s something to look forward to. If you didn’t manage to see The Vamps live they also recorded their performance at the O2 and are going to turn it into a live tour DVD which will be coming out in November along with their album.
Seeing concerts has its own speciality no matter who you’re seeing and The Vamps definitely put on a show, the bands energy never ends, they jump and dance the whole way through the concert and by them having lots of energy you have lots of energy. The Vamps are not only great singers and musicians but they are also great performers. I will never get bored with seeing concerts and definitely not seeing The Vamps, if you like The Vamps, even if it’s a tiny bit, then it’s worth going to see them live (if you can) I promise it will definitely be a night to remember.
My Favourite Part: Was when The Vamps came on (obviously) and they kicked it off with ‘Wild Heart’ and then ‘Hurricane’ and then of course their unique performance of ‘Risk It All’. Another favourite part I have of all concerts is the atmosphere and the audience (especially when they get their phone lights out and sway).