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Young the Giant to perform at Mohegan Sun

22 October 2018

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Today, Young the Giant announce dates for their 2019 Mirror Master Tour in support of the new full–length album of the same name, released last Friday via Elektra Records. Mirror Master includes recently released tracks “Simplify” and “Call Me Back,” along with the musing single “Superposition,” which recently hit No. 30 on Spotify’s U.S. Viral Chart. With the announce of the their new show dates, Young the Giant will be performing at Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday, 31 January at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $35.00 and $25.00 and go on sale Friday, 26 October at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log in online or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000. Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office beginning on Saturday, 27 October, subject to availability.

Young the Giant is composed of Sameer Gadhia (vocals), Jacob Tilley (guitar), Eric Cannata (guitar/vocals), Payam Doostzadeh (bass), and Francois Comtois (drums/vocals). Since the band's 2010 inception, Young the Giant has made a name for itself in Rock as the ‘thinking man's band,’ winning over fans, radio and press with their incendiary live shows, strong musicianship, and poignant lyrics. Following 2016’s critically acclaimed Home of the Strange, Mirror Master promises to continue ascending into consciousness, though this time with a heavy focus on personal self-awareness and growth.

Describing the overall thesis for Mirror Master, vocalist Gadhia explains, “Within one single day, we’re all so many different people. Especially with the use of social media, we’re not just living in the now – we’re living on several different timelines simultaneously. A lot of the album came from thinking about how we have all these separations within ourselves that allow us to go about our day. At a time when everyone wants to put each other in a box – culturally, socially, musically – we wanted to show that there are a multitude of reflections inside everything. We don’t have to be a certain thing; we can contradict ourselves and show all these different sides of who we are.”

Mirror Master finds Young the Giant in a transitional period for America, not only as a culture but also technologically. The band members have become increasingly aware of society’s attachment to social media, cellphones, and elevated, sometimes fabricated, self-portrayals on the internet. With the new album, the band forgoes the technological obsession and in an almost meditative way, examines one’s relationship with the “self” to instead express a genuine identity.

“Something we want to get across with the album is the idea of taking authorship of your life,” continues Gadhia. “Even though it may all be an illusion, there's solace in that illusion. Because if you have control of anything at all, it’s your own reflection, how you treat people and how you walk through this life. So if you’re an Indian kid and your parents want you to be a doctor or lawyer or engineer, and you just want to make music with your friends, then do that. Don’t let people feed you what they want you to think. Do what makes you happy, and realize and that all is good and all is horrible, and everything else in between.”

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