Photos & Words: Kristina
The X Ambassadors swung by to say hello to the good people of Portland at the
beginning of May for the beginning of their “Joyful” Tour. The rock band from
Ithaca, New York, Started the night off strong with one of their first hits, “Jungle”.
The three-piece band, backed by their back up instrumentalists and three
background singers, Literally blew the crowd away with their epic sub drops and
consistent high energy. XA had released their first full length album, ‘VHSʼ back in
2015 and a deluxe re-release in ʼ16. The b&nd had begun releasing singles at the
beginning of 2018 with the debut track and inspiration of their tour, ‘Joyfulʼ, which
brings that familiar display of emotional and powerful vocals and a heart stirring
message. X Ambassadors did more than bring a consistent stream of that
infectious energy and power with their performance, but left the crowd
encouraged and dare I say, ‘Joyful’.
The Glitch Mob is coming to Portland this Sunday May 20th at the Roseland Theater! Their new album ‘See Without Eyes’ is currently #1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic album chart! You can get your tickets here. See you there!