Oxford quartet Glass Animals are known for putting on an electrifying live show. With their underplay at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Wednesday (Feb. 26) as part of their Deja Vu Tour, they lived up to their reputation.
The 700-capacity venue was brimming with bodies long before set time, as fans lined up to purchase exclusive tour merch and secure a spot as close to the stage as possible. For many, it was not only an opportunity to see Glass Animals (Dave Bayley, Joe Seaward, Ed Irwin-Singer and Drew MacFarlane) play their first New York City show in almost three years, but also to see them in an intimate venue -- the previous headlining tour date took place at Radio City, and before that, they performed an evening set at Panorama Festival.
That night, it was deja vu all over again in more ways than one -- this tour has the group returning to some of the first venues they ever headlined in North America, including MHoW, plus their newest single is titled “Your Love (Deja Vu).” And Dave Bayley seemed more than happy to settle back into his role of merry frontman, dipping in and out of the pit all show and entirely performing one song on a makeshift b-stage. (“You guys smell good down here,” he enthused.)