Glasvegas at Whelan’s – Review and Photos

Copyright Ian BlountGlasvegas played a sold out show at Whelan’s on Thursday the 9th of October.

The one thing that shocked me the most was that they weren’t playing a bigger venue. Whelan’s was full to capacity and I’m pretty sure they could’ve easily played the likes of The Academy, nonetheless they gave a remarkable performance, even with some various technical issues happening on the night.  Glasvegas, a four piece band from Glasgow, should be a lot bigger in terms of success, they should be rivalling Biffy Clyro but for some reason they don’t, but this is the music industry we’re talking about and things can easily change overnight or after the release of new songs.

James, Paul, Rab and Jonna are four very talent musicians that hone their skills.

Kicking off the night with “Later…”, Glasvegas powered into their own and gave a memorable performance, followed by “Youngblood”.  At one point James stopped singing and just let the crowd sing the lyrics to the song which was incredible.

On the night, Jonna gave an astounding performance on the drums and correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m fairly sure she never sat down once. Lead singer James was vocally on the money that got better and better as the night went on. As I looked around the venue, there was one thing every fan had in common that night and that was that everyone had a big smile on their face, nodding their heads and singing along to every song.

It was a wonderful night of music, a lot better than being outside that night in the freezing cold.

Their setlist on the night was as follows:

  • Later
  • Youngblood
  • Cheating Heart
  • Euphoria
  • S.A.D. Light
  • I Feel Wrong
  • If
  • Secret Truth
  • The World Is Yours
  • All I want Is My Baby
  • Dream Dream Dreaming
  • Geraldine
  • Ice Cream Van
  • Go Square Go


  • Rather Be Dead
  • Daddy’s Gone
  • Lots Sometimes

 Support came from Little Bear.

Photos and review by Ian Blount


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