Hello Tokyo – The Fire, Philadelphia Pa.

Brooklyn pop rockers Hello Tokyo kicked off a tour in support of their new album Sell The Stars in Philadelphia at The Fire on Friday night and totally owned the place. The band arrived not long before their scheduled set time, but managed to change, talk with friends and family, greet me, and set up all with time to spare.

Normally a trio, Hello Tokyo added two more for the live show and played a high-energy set, showcasing the great material from the new record. They opened with Sell The Stars‘ closer “I Spy,” asking, “Do you think you want me?” atop Vince‘s driving guitar riffs and a thumping bass line from John. The poppy “Run To You” and “Midnight Snack” found their way into the middle of the set as Kat pumped her fist in the air or dancing around the stage to Sam‘s beats and Eavvon‘s melodic keys.

Hello Tokyo ended their night with the bouncy and infectious single “Radio.” Kat kicked into high gear, jumping around the stage, interacting with her band and amping up their energy just by being near them. If Hello Tokyo is east coasting near you, get yourself to the venue and dance around to their delicious brand of upbeat pop dance rock. Be sure to chat up the band, as well — Kat is toothache sweet and Sam kept everyone laughing. Hello Tokyo is a great group of musicians making great music that is definitely worth your time.

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Tour Dates:
Apr 30 – New Brookland Tavern/West Columbia, South Carolina
May 01 – Smith’s Olde Bar/Atlanta, Georgia
May 03 – Indy500 Festival/Indianapolis, Indiana (SOLD OUT!)
May 04 – Dirty Jack’s/Cincinnati, Ohio
May 07 – Club Cafe/Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
May 08 – Brother Bean Coffee House/Seneca, Pennsylvania
May 12 – Oasis/New London, Connecticut
May 16 – Dr. Watson’s Pub/Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 28 – Stranded In Stereo Presents../New York, New York
Jun 14 – Memories Lounge/Richland, New Jersey

Hello Tokyo: website | myspace | Sell The Stars review

[where: Girard Ave, Philadelphia PA 19124]


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