30 Seconds to Mars + Joywave + Misterwives
Northerly Island // Chicago, IL // June 15, 2018
The Leto brothers took the Windy City by storm, and they brought along Joywave and Misterwives.
Leave it to Jared Leto to be the frontman for one of the most exhilarating bands in the world. 30 Seconds to Mars have been a massive rock band for over 15 years, and they have never slowed down. After the departure of their longtime bandmate Tomo Milicevic, Jared and drummer Shannon Leto have had to venture on as a duo. Their newest release, America, was panned by some critics but loved by fans, and 30 Seconds to Mars have never been ones to pander to the press.
For their Monolith Tour, 30 Seconds to Mars invited Joywave and Walk the Moon along. For the Chicago show, however, Misterwives took over for Walk the Moon. As Joywave started the evening, singer Daniel Armbruster put all of his energy into warming up the crowd (and made Joywave fans even more excited). The indie rock band have had some big moments in the last year, including a #1 hit on the U.S. Alt Rock charts as a guest on Big Data’s single, “Dangerous”. Their energetic rhythms and falsetto vocals give them an edge over other indie rock groups, and it’s no surprise their fanbase is only getting bigger. Armbruster told the Chicago crowd that they’d be back in October, headlining their own show as part of their upcoming tour.
Misterwives have been Chicago favorites for a while, headlining local festivals like Mamby on the Beach and selling out venues across the city. While Walk the Moon played a hometown show in Cincinnati, Mandy Lee led her rainbow-clad group in an incredibly fun set. The crowd danced along as the group played hits from their albums Our Own House and Connect the Dots, both of which have earned the band critical acclaim and a place on a number of massive international tours. Towards the end of their set, Misterwives covered “Linger” by The Cranberries; Lee’s harmonious and breathy voice were perfect to cover the late Delores O’Riordan’s song.
When the projector lifted to reveal Jared Leto center stage, the crowd screamed and cried like fans did for The Beatles. 30 Seconds to Mars might not be The Beatles, but they sure know how to make their fans feel loved. Several times throughout the show, Jared brought fans up to sing, sway, and shout to their favorite songs. The highlight of the evening didn’t come from the frontman, but from his brother. Shannon Leto sang “Remedy” for the first time ever as Jared stood proudly and led the crowd in an acapella chorus. Both Leto brothers were in top form and gave Chicago an unforgettable evening.
30 Seconds to Mars are currently on tour across the U.S. and will be playing several shows in Florida this weekend. For more info and to purchase tickets, click HERE.