American Authors & Magic Giant with PUBLIC
On January 28, American Authors and Magic Giant hosted the co-headlining Band of Brothers tour in Dallas, TX at Granada Theater. The bands teamed together to create one of the most unique experiences I’ve ever seen as a concert goer. The tour was supported by PUBLIC, Ohio alternative pop band that has recently gone viral on Tik Tok with their hit “Make You Mine.” PUBLIC took Granada by storm and delivered an incredible rock performance unexpected from a pop band. Highlighting drummer Ben Lapps, the band delivered a memorable set with not only “Make You Mine” but dancy tunes like “4HER” and “One That I Want.”
After PUBLIC warmed the crowd up the stage was set with the backline used by both Magic Giant and American Authors with a Plinko board right in the middle. A crowd participation round of Plinko was played to determine who played first: Magic Giant or American Authors. Magic Giant won Plinko, yet both bands stormed the stage with an introduction to the tour before Magic Giant opened their first set with “Celebrate the Reckless.” The band played four other songs before leaving the stage, leaving the crowd wanting more. American Authors then took the stage for their first set, playing five high energy songs including “Believer” and “Go Big Or Go Home.”
Shortly after American Authors first set, Magic Giant returned to perform, but this time they appeared in the middle of the crowd, playing an acoustic version of “Nothin’ Left.” The crowd fell silent as they listened to the raw talent of the acoustic performance, mostly lit by phone flashlights. American Authors then followed suit and played two acoustic songs on stage, including a Simon & Garfunkel cover featuring Magic Giant.
Magic Giant then took the stage for their second full band set, which included a song featuring the lead singer of American Authors, Zac Barnett, and another featuring all of American Authors, meaning both full bands were on stage. American Authors followed suit once again and played their second set, including “Bring It On Home” featuring Zambricki Li of Magic Giant. They also played their newest single “Microphone” which was released just over a week prior.
The show’s encore included two songs featuring both bands, and they were both the bands’ biggest hits: Window and Best Day of My Life. This encore felt like a party as the whole crowd was dancing with the two bands that had just turned the venue into a concert experience unlike any other. The final song, however, was a cover of “What’s Up” which evoked major crowd participation as well as PUBLIC joining the other two bands on stage. With all the artists on stage and interacting with the crowd, you can really see why they named the tour “Band of Brothers.”
Stay tuned for an interview with PUBLIC!