The Struts 2019 has brought another year of non-stop touring and the most recent leg of the ‘Young&Dangerous’ tour made its way to the Mount Airy Casino Summer Stage in Pennsylvania. Few things go better than rock music and a summer outdoor stage – add in the Struts and it was sure to be a fantastic night of rock music despite the chance of summer thunderstorm.
No matter the venue or the season The Struts always manage to capture the attention of their audience from the very beginning of the show and this evening was no different. The stage was set with a plentiful amount of color LEDS that washed over their now iconic Struts banner that hung behind the stage. All at once the band ran onto the stage to the roar of the crowd as they stage illuminated into a rainbow of color as they began the show with “Primadona Like Me.”
Across 14 songs The Struts demonstrated live performance mastery and showed no signs of fatigue despite one of the most extensive touring schedules of any artist in 2019. From the countless festival apperances including the MMRBQ locally and multiple legs supporting the release of ‘Young&Dangerous’ the band delivered on their reputation of rock’s next best performance to see live yet again.
The set contained much of what fans have come accustomed to seeing but new additions like “I Do It So Well” and “Tatler Magazine” made for pleasant surprises that were greeted with some of the loudest reactions from the packed Mount Airy Casino crowd. Among the best highlights of the set came as the band blended in a performance of ‘Rebel, Rebel’ by David Bowie into “Put Your Money on Me” that had the crowd off their feet jumping for the duration. The decisions to combine some older material that included “Ol Switchero,” “Black Swan,” “Roll Up,” and “Young Stars” into one massive new track was also a wonderful surprise for the loyal Struts fans in attendance.
2019 has seen The Struts continue to both tour in familiar in new markets alike as they prove themselves as the best offering rock n roll has offered this decade. The band hinted during the show that they are going back into the studio again soon so the cycle will repeat as The Struts will likely remain the hardest working and touring band around. Though all their hard work has begun to pay off because people are finally starting to remember the name – The Struts.