Photo Gallery: The Wombats at Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI
July 5, 2018
The Wombats played the BMO Harris Pavilion stage on day 6 of Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI. The Wombats are currently on tour in support of their album released earlier this year titled ‘Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life’. They are currently supporting Weezer and the Pixies but are also scheduled for solo tours in North America and Australia later this year. They are also booked to play various festivals in the UK. Check out all the dates here, and listen to their recently released single ‘Turn’ feauturing Dagny below.
The Wombats at the Showbox in Seattle, WA
Music has the ability to bring an eclectic group of people together. That is exactly what The Wombats did on the last U.S. stop of their tour in Seattle.
Nation of Language was first up on the bill that night. Lead singer, Ian Devaney, quit his job when he got the call for the band to join The Wombats on their winter tour. An unmistakable remnant of 80’s inspired sound and dance is seen within Nation of Language’s music. It’s not overly present, but it’s there. Next up was a band called Future Feats. The lead singer was packed full of energy, running through the photo pit and all throughout the stage. They performed so well together, each member bringing something different to the show. It was a bittersweet night as the openers performed for the last time on the tour.
Then it was time for The Wombats. They went up later than their call time, but that’s to be expected from an English indie-rock band. One fan brought a plastic duck, and another attempted to crowd surf, which lasted a solid 10 seconds. There was a short-lived tambourine fiasco that ended with the drummer, Dan Haggins, using a backup tambourine. Echoes for an encore were met with The Wombats singing their most popular songs last. The most impressive part of all was Matthew Murphy’s commitment to the trench coat he wore throughout the entire set.
The Wombats just dropped a new single titled ‘Cheetah Tongue’
The English indie rockers will be releasing their forthcoming album ‘Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life’ on February 9th. ‘Cheetah Tongue’ is their third single leading up to the release. The Wombats will be touring North America, the UK, and Europe extensively throughout the year. All dates can be found here.