PICS: Young the Giant at House of Blues

Young the Giant went huge at House of Blues San Diego on Oct. 19.

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Young the Giant went huge at downtown’s House of Blues San Diego on Oct. 19.
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The Irvine, California-based band formed in 2004 and they’ve been steadily rising in the indie-rock scene.
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The band’s lineup consists of Sameer Gadhia (vocals), Jacob Tilley (guitar), Eric Cannata (guitar), Payam Doostzadeh (bass) and Francois Comtois (drums).
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Fun fact: The group was formerly known as the Jakes. They changed their name to Young the Giant in December 2009.
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They were signed by Roadrunner Records in 2009 and released their self-titled debut album in 2010.
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Young the Giant’s first three singles “My Body,” “Cough Syrup,” and “Apartment” all reached the top five of the U.S. Alternative Songs chart on Billboard.
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Amazon.com ranked their debut as the third best rock album of 2010.
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At one point, even the legendary Morrissey declared the band as one of his favorite new bands.
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They released their follow-up sophomore album, “Mind over Matter” in 2014.
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Just this past August, they released their third album “Home of the Strange” with the leadoff single “Amerika.”
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They’ve since released “Something to Believe In” and “Silvertongue” as follow-up singles off the new album.
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The band played two nights (Oct. 18 and 19) at House of Blues, with their first night featuring the following set list: “Jungle Youth,” “Something to Believe In,” “I Got,” “Eros”…
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“Titus Was Born,” “Apartment,” “Cough Syrup,” “Firelight,” “Repeat,” “Mr. Know-It-All,” “Mind Over Matter,” “Art Exhibit,” “Nothing’s Over,” and “Home of the Strange.”
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Their encore consisted of “Amerika,” “Silvertongue,” and “My Body.”
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