On Friday April 7th, pop-punkers State Champs blew through Cleveland, OH, for a rousing performance at the Agora Theatre. This was the first stop on their U.S. tour that included openers Don Broco, With Confidence and Against The Current.
When With Confidence took the stage, the Australian pop-punks drew the audience in with their super catchy tracks like “Archers” and “We’ll Be Okay.” Their stage presence was light and fun, closing out their set with the fan-favorite “Keeper.” With Confidence sounded wonderful and looked great! They were absolutely perfect and did their job in getting the crowd warmed up.
Against The Current came out next. While watching, it was clear that as a band, they mesh so well together. Transitions between songs were super smooth and the crowd was completely engulfed by them. Lead vocalist Chrissy Costanzo is almost impossible to take your eyes off of. She moves swiftly through songs like “Wasteland” and pushed her vocals during a dominating performance of “Gravity.” Costanzo is an intense performer in the best way and is hands-down the real deal.
Finally, came State Champs with a set loaded with tracks of old and tracks of new. It’s safe to say that from oldies like “Deadly Conversation” to their newest material in “Slow Burn,” the crowd was more than pleased and was loving every minute. The high-energy from the crowd definitely saw State Champs feeding off it. This made their performances (and really, the whole show) that much more powerful. The crowd erupted into lyrics during “All You Are Is History” which then turned into a total dance party during “Perfect Score” and then everyone lost their ever-loving-minds during “Simple Existence.” Their set unfortunately had to come to a close ending with the fan-favorites “Elevated” followed by “Secrets.”
State Champs never made you feel like you’re just watching them play. They interacted with everyone. And in doing so, this made it more than obvious that the entire venue felt more comfortable, loose and excited the whole night because of it.
You can check out the rest of the State Champs tour dates below! We highly recommend you see them.
April 7: Cleveland, OH—Agora Theatre
April 8: Detroit, MI—St. Andrew’s Hall
April 9: Chicago, IL—Concord Music Hall
April 11: Des Moines, IA—Wooly’s
April 12: St. Louis, MO—The Ready Room
April 14: Denver, CO—Summit Music Hall
April 15: Salt Lake City, UT—The Complex
April 17: Seattle, WA—The Showbox
April 18: Portland, OR—Wonder Ballroom
April 19: Berkeley, CA—The UC Theatre
April 20: Santa Ana, CA—The Observatory
April 21: Los Angeles, CA—The Teragram Ballroom
April 23: San Diego, CA—Obeservatory North Park
April 25: Las Vegas, NV—Hard Rock Hotel
April 26: Phoenix, AZ—The Pressroom
April 28: Austin, TX—Emo’s
April 29: Dallas, TX—Gas Monkey
April 30: Houston, TX—Warehouse Live
May 2: Nashville, TN—Cannery Ballroom
May 3: Atlanta, GA—The Masquerade
May 5: Orlando, FL—Beacham Theater
May 6: Charlotte, NC—Neighborhood Theatre
May 7: Baltimore, MD—Baltimore Soundstage
May 9: Philadelphia, PA—Theatre of Living Arts
May 11: New York, NY—Irving Plaza
May 12: New York, NY—Irving Plaza
May 13: Clifton Park, NY—Upstate Concert Hall
May 14: Boston, MA—Royale