In 2004, a band called The Jakes was formed, and over time the lineup would change, resulting in the band now known as Young the Giant. Young the Giant is known for creating music that can be replicated during a concert, versus using computers and other technical items that would distort their sound. Young the Giant was signed by Roadrunner records in 2009 and released their self-titled debut album in 2010. Their debut album reached No. 42 on the Billboard Hot 200, with their second album, Mind Over Matter reaching No. 7 and becoming their most successful album. Young the Giant is known for using unique instruments, odd voices and a lot of energy at their concerts. Many people are surprised when they find that the odd noises and voices they heard on the album were not computer generated but actually are noises made by the band.
Young the Giant: From Jake to Giant
When The Jakes formed, their lineup included Jacob Tilley, Addam Farmer, Kevin Massoudi, Ehson Hashemian and Sameer Gadhia. The name The Jakes came from the first letter of each of their names. As with many bands that are formed when people are young and still in high school and college, lineup changes happened. After The Jakes recorded their first EP, "Shake My Hand," several band members chose to focus on their education and leave the band. Some pursued music education but chose to no longer be a part of the band. The remaining members of The Jakes added new musicians to complete their sound and began recording more singles. After this, there were a few more lineup changes, and the name The Jakes did not seem right anymore, so they changed it to Young the Giant.
Where can I buy Young the Giant tickets?
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How long is a normal Young the Giant concert?
Young the Giant usually performs for between one to one and a half hours.
Where is Young the Giant playing?
Young the Giant has upcoming concert dates in Redmond, Washington, Phoenix, Arizona and Cologne, Germany. To find out when they will be at a venue near you, be sure to check out StubHub.
What does a Young the Giant setlist look like?
Young the Giant makes sure to pack in a lot of fan favorites. You can expect to hear songs like "Heat of the Summer," "Something to Believe In," "Titus Was Born," "Cough Syrup," "Panoramic Girl" and "Call Me Back."
Who are the members of Young the Giant?
Young the Giant's current members include Sameer Gadhia on lead vocals and percussion, Jacob Tilley on guitar, Eric Cannata on guitar, Payam Doostzadeh on bass guitar, and Francois Comtois on drums. Former members include Ehson Hashemian, Jason Burger and Sean Fischer.
Where did the name Young the Giant come from?
Lead singer Sameer Gadhia claims that Young the Giant has no specific meaning, but instead symbolizes the band that The Jakes had become. Other interviews say that the band wanted to use something young, but since the name the Young Turks was already being used they had to come up with something else. Young the Giant was something Gadhia blurted out and it stuck.