LANY packs Irving Plaza for a show full of bubbly energy alongside DAGNY

Three-piece, alternative band LANY, hit the stage at Irving Plaza in New York City last Friday the 13th. Irving packed many excited and wild fans who were prepared for their performance even before the doors had opened. The line outside of the venue was wrapped around the block, and once inside, the floor was packed with people of all ages.

Opener, DAGNY – Norwegian pop singer, brought a smile and bubbly energy that lifted the crowd and got them moving and dancing. DAGNY’s smile was contagious, and it was obvious that she was there to have a good time. Her amazing talent and effervescent personality definitely got everyone pumped and ready for LANY.

LANY’s intro before heading on stage, made the building shake with screams and jumps of excitement. “You are about to witness a masterful fusion and display of light and sound, that has the power and potential to heal the human heart… and I warmly welcome you to what could be the greatest night of your life. This… is LANY.” LED panels at the back of the stage lit up and began to flash. I immediately got chills that travelled up my spine giving me goosebumps. The moment the band walked on stage you could feel a shift in the crowd. An overwhelming sense of joy and emotion was in the air, and remained throughout the entire night.

It is a known fact that Paul Klein (lead singer) loves New York. The band’s name itself is the acronym for “Los Angeles New York.” Paul made it a point several times throughout the night to express how grateful and thrilled the band was to be in New York. “I can’t believe we get to play three nights here!” he said, while also later dedicating several songs to the city and it’s fans. There were so many aspects of the show that were sensational and emotionally invigorating. During song Flowers On The Floor, fans threw red roses onto the stage – a symbol of LANY’s which is also featured on the cover of their newest self-titled record. Other amazing moments included Paul jumping into the crowd and serenading fans, as well as their lighting display. During songs like Pink Skies, Hurricane, ILYSB, and Super Far, fans sang at the top of their lungs. The emotion and passion behind the lyrics carried from Paul to the crowd. Paul would stop singing, and the whole venue would continue to sing as if they were a back track to the song.

In addition to the beautiful moments of passion and love shared between the crowd and the band, LANY’s lighting set up was also quite impressive. Their lights and panels were subtly linked to each of their songs. During the song Tampa, there were three green time stamps reading “5:00 a.m.” which all simultaneously shifted with each passing minute. This referencing the first line of the song which goes, “Stuck in Florida one more night 5a.m., catch a Tampa flight.” During the song WHERE THE HELL ARE MY FRIENDS, the lights were blue and red – the two colors used in that song’s music video. And during hit single ILYSB, the song title phrase “I love you so bad” was repeated and patterned on the screens.

LANY’s passionate performance and attention to detail, were aspects that made their concert last Friday one to remember. Personally I was not super impressed with their recently released record. They have some great, catchy songs, but the album as a whole seems almost too cohesive. Because a lot of the songs sound quite similar, the album falls slightly flat and one dimensional. Their performance on the other hand was an exciting and emotional journey. The fans were insane, and the deep lyrics and passion was clearly emoted. The band continues to tour throughout the US until early November, following an international tour with dates that go to mid-December.

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Pamela Wang

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LANY packs Irving Plaza for a show full of bubbly energy alongside DAGNY

Three-piece, alternative band LANY, hit the stage at Irving Plaza in New York City last Friday the 13th. Irving packed many excited and wild fans who were prepared for their performance even before the doors had opened. The line outside of the venue was wrapped around the block, and once inside, the floor was packed with people of all ages.

Opener, DAGNY – Norwegian pop singer, brought a smile and bubbly energy that lifted the crowd and got them moving and dancing. DAGNY’s smile was contagious, and it was obvious that she was there to have a good time. Her amazing talent and effervescent personality definitely got everyone pumped and ready for LANY.

LANY’s intro before heading on stage, made the building shake with screams and jumps of excitement. “You are about to witness a masterful fusion and display of light and sound, that has the power and potential to heal the human heart… and I warmly welcome you to what could be the greatest night of your life. This… is LANY.” LED panels at the back of the stage lit up and began to flash. I immediately got chills that travelled up my spine giving me goosebumps. The moment the band walked on stage you could feel a shift in the crowd. An overwhelming sense of joy and emotion was in the air, and remained throughout the entire night.

It is a known fact that Paul Klein (lead singer) loves New York. The band’s name itself is the acronym for “Los Angeles New York.” Paul made it a point several times throughout the night to express how grateful and thrilled the band was to be in New York. “I can’t believe we get to play three nights here!” he said, while also later dedicating several songs to the city and it’s fans. There were so many aspects of the show that were sensational and emotionally invigorating. During song Flowers On The Floor, fans threw red roses onto the stage – a symbol of LANY’s which is also featured on the cover of their newest self-titled record. Other amazing moments included Paul jumping into the crowd and serenading fans, as well as their lighting display. During songs like Pink Skies, Hurricane, ILYSB, and Super Far, fans sang at the top of their lungs. The emotion and passion behind the lyrics carried from Paul to the crowd. Paul would stop singing, and the whole venue would continue to sing as if they were a back track to the song.

In addition to the beautiful moments of passion and love shared between the crowd and the band, LANY’s lighting set up was also quite impressive. Their lights and panels were subtly linked to each of their songs. During the song Tampa, there were three green time stamps reading “5:00 a.m.” which all simultaneously shifted with each passing minute. This referencing the first line of the song which goes, “Stuck in Florida one more night 5a.m., catch a Tampa flight.” During the song WHERE THE HELL ARE MY FRIENDS, the lights were blue and red – the two colors used in that song’s music video. And during hit single ILYSB, the song title phrase “I love you so bad” was repeated and patterned on the screens.

LANY’s passionate performance and attention to detail, were aspects that made their concert last Friday one to remember. Personally I was not super impressed with their recently released record. They have some great, catchy songs, but the album as a whole seems almost too cohesive. Because a lot of the songs sound quite similar, the album falls slightly flat and one dimensional. Their performance on the other hand was an exciting and emotional journey. The fans were insane, and the deep lyrics and passion was clearly emoted. The band continues to tour throughout the US until early November, following an international tour with dates that go to mid-December.

Dagny

Dagny

Dagny

Dagny

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