BY TER STAFF
After kicking off the second leg of their headlining “Take Good Care Tour” at The Sylvee in Madison, New Orleans alt-rockers, The Revivalists, served up second helpings for their Wisconsin fans at Milwaukee’s historic Riverside Theater.
The David Shaw-led 8-member band are currently enjoying the success of the fourth studio album, Take Good Care, which released last year via Loma Vista Recordings. With their most successful LP to date, you can tell that The Revivalists are enjoying their time on the road, jamming out and performing cuts from the album across the world. And while Sunday night’s performance placed a lot of focus on Take Good Care, the NOLA natives still found time to fit in tracks from their first three albums into the lengthy setlist.
Of the several new tracks The Revivalists performed for their Milwaukee fans, the most exciting performance came with “You And I”. Before jumping into the record, Shaw prefaced what he wanted from the packed crowd for the 2018 track. “We want that crazy sh*t”, Shaw told his Milwaukee fans before he played host for the impromptu dance party. And when the song dropped, neither The Revivalists or the crowd disappointed, putting all their energy into those few minutes.
Another highlight came, not with a track from the new album and not even with a fan favorite from the band’s early work, rather with a cover of The Rolling Stones’ classic single, “Miss You”. Not only did David Shaw do the record justice, but his audience participation was second to none during the performance. Walking to the edge of the stages’ mini catwalk, Shaw asked the crowd to get low with the music before taking his own advice and jumping into the crowd himself. Moments later, it was the band’s Rob Ingraham who stole the performance (and maybe the night) with his awesome saxophone solo.
While other tracks stood out during the night, including performances of “It Was A Sin” from 2015’s Men Amongst Mountains, “Change” and “Got Love” from the new album and “Catching Fireflies” from the band’s 2010 debut, to no one’s surprise one of the most memorable moments came at the end of the night as The Revivalists performed their 2015 hit, “Wish I Knew You”, perhaps the bands best and biggest single to date.
While the show was great from start to finish, The Revivalists saved the best for last and fans in Milwaukee already can’t wait for The Revivalists’ return to Wisconsin. Perhaps a return to Summerfest? We’ll keep our fingers crossed.
Get your tickets for the remaining dates of the tour now at The Revivalists’ official website.