On Wednesday, Aug. 10, the band Boys Like Girls performed in Philadelphia, Pa. at The Fillmore as part of their “10-Year Anniversary Tour” for the anniversary celebration of their first self-titled album that came out in 2006.
The 13-city tour originally started off much smaller, focusing mainly on east coast shows, before high demand made the band add performances in other places across the U.S. Wrapping up on Aug. 21, the tour started on Aug. 5 in Boston, Mass., the band’s home state, and went to cities such as Columbus, Ohio, Dallas, Texas, and Santa Ana, Calif.
The band played the entirety of their first album front to back, starting with their song “The Great Escape” and ending with the song “Holiday.” However, the band was not finished after “Holiday,” coming back out to play songs from their sophomore album, “Love Drunk,” including the title song and a few others such as “Two is Better Than One,” the song in which the band collaborated with Taylor Swift. Swift did not make an appearance due to her own busy singing career, but the vibe of the jam left nostalgic hearts content. As a closer, the band played “The Great Escape” again, seeing as the song has been their biggest hit to date.
This tour was a big deal to fans due to the fact that a) this is the first time the band has played their entire first album for a set (or at least in a very long time), and b) the band itself has been on a hiatus as of late. Whether this tour means that the band is looking to make new music together or if it is simply a commemoration is hard to say, but word has been pretty mum on the group’s future. Perhaps this small tour will lead to more performances in places the band did not have a chance to visit in order to give more fans the experience.
Who knows? Hopefully these shows are showing the band one thing: that the fans still love the band’s music just as much as they did at day one.