Waterparks- Double Dare UK Tour Review

Back in the UK for their headline tour, the Texas band ‘Waterparks’ managed to sell out every date on their UK leg of their UK & EU tour, informing the crowd in Camden’s Underworld on Thursday night that they sold out the venue “in less than an hour”, pretty impressive for such a new band.

The band obviously are no strangers to this blog, so many of you reading this should be well informed on who they are by now but for any new visitors – the pop-punk band, composed of members Awsten, Geoff and Otto are back performing in the UK for the third time this year after touring with pop-punk legends All Time Low and performing at the notorious Slam Dunk festival.

Supporting Waterparks on the UK & EU tour are UK pop-punk band “The Bottom Line” who put on a great show and truly did their job of warming up the crowd with their own songs, as well as a cover of the much loved “Teenage Dirtbag” by Wheatus.

Check out The Bottom Line’s “I Still Hate You” below.

The second support was duo “Chapel” whom performed a good set although the crowd seemed a little less pleased with the slight decline in energy in the set compared to that of the previous band. Regardless, the band showcased their material and definitely gained a few new fans in the audience. For a while now I have wanted to see Chapel live, and after doing so I can say I really enjoyed their set and their music.

You can check out Chapel’s “Fool’s Gold” below.

By the time Waterparks came on stage, the small venue was hot and sweaty to say the least, with an eager crowd awaiting the band’s arrival. Waterparks performed tracks from their latest release “Double Dare” including hit singles ‘Stupid For You’, ‘Royal’  and ‘Hawaii (Stay Awake) as well as fan favourite ‘Gloom Boys’.

The band also performed tracks from previous EP’s such as ‘No Capes’, ‘Silver’ and ‘Mad All The Time’. However, to some fans disappointment the band chose to end with one of Double Dare’s slower tracks ’21 Questions’ rather than old favourite and possibly the bands biggest track ‘I’m A Natural Blue’. Starting off with only Awsten singing acoustic, the track starts mellow before guitarist Geoff and drummer Otto join the singer on stage to kick up the energy again for the final chorus. Having never heard that song live before, it was a nice change to hear something slower but nonetheless a beautiful version of the song.

This tour marked the 6th time I’ve managed to see Waterparks perform live, in the year and a half I’ve known them I’d say that’s a pretty solid number. I take my hat off to them, they tour in the UK as much as they can. This was the second headline show I’ve seen them play at but it was the one with the most energy out of the two. If I was to say which show out of all the band had the most energy in it would have to be one of the All Time Low show’s but perhaps that’s due to the size of the crowd. Regardless, if you’re considering seeing this band live I would highly recommend as they never fail to put on an incredible show.

Watch the video for Waterpark’s ’21 Questions’ below.

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