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Concert Review: Hippo Campus, Bambi Tour in D.C.

Hippo Campus is currently on their Bambi Tour, named after their sophomore album Bambi. 

The Minnesotan band is currently in the middle of a 42-date tour, which includes shows in the US, UK, France, Belgium and other European cities (check out our complete list of dates and venues down below). Need a refresher on the band? Check out our Artist 101!

Hippo Campus Bambi Tour Dates.
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Opening the show at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., The Districts got the crowd started – the rock band from Pennsylvania got the audience pumped with songs like “Long Distance,” “Nighttime Girls” and “4th and Roebling.” Check them out below:

During their set, people were dancing along, singing what songs they knew – there were also some people in the crowd who were definitely huge fans of The Districts.

But the crowd, however, completely lost their minds when the lights went down, signaling the start of Hippo Campus’ set.

They took the stage to a sold-out show, and were met with nothing but adoring, willing-to-sing fans. They kicked off the show with “Bambi,” the lead single off their sophomore album. Check out their official video for that song below:

The band’s set, which was a little over an hour, was a good mix between their first and second albums. Bambi, which was released nearly a month ago, was such a hit amongst the crowd – the majority of the people in the crowd were very familiar with the new album and were dancing and singing along to the songs, while a handful of people seemed to be shouting the lyrics back to the band.

Accompanied by DeCarlo Jackson’s incredible skills, well-coordinated strobe lights and an energetic audience, the music sounded amplified, clean and full. Hippo Campus’ music is made up of complex instrumental and vocal layers, and hearing them live in a venue like the 9:30 Club brought their music to another level. The show was auditory heaven.

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Check out their full setlist from D.C.:

  • Bambi
  • Little Grace
  • Doubt
  • Baseball
  • Simple Season
  • Suicide Saturday
  • Bubbles
  • Why Even Try
  • Monsoon
  • South
  • Honestly
  • Golden
  • Way It Goes
  • No Pomegranates
  • Western Kids
  • Buttercup
  • Violet

Hippo Campus put on an incredible show, so there should be no doubt that you can’t miss out on their tour. Check out the remaining dates and make sure you go to their website to get some tickets while you still can.

10/27 BOSTON, MA; HOUSE OF BLUES

10/28 NEW HAVEN, CT; COLLEGE STREET MUSIC HALL

10/30 CARRBORO, NC; CAT’S CRADLE

10/31 CARRBORO, NC; CAT’S CRADLE

11/02 BIRMINGHAM, AL; IRON CITY MUSIC HALL

11/03 NEW ORLEANS, LA; HOUSE OF BLUES

11/05 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; JONES ASSEMBLY

11/06 SAN ANTONIO, TX; PAPER TIGER

11/07 DALLAS, TX; CANTON HALL

11/09 AUSTIN, TX; STUBB’S

11/10 HOUSTON, TX; WHITE OAK MUSIC HALL

11/23 SAINT PAUL, MN; PALACE THEATRE

11/24 SAINT PAUL, MN; PALACE THEATRE

01/24 DES MOINES, IA; WOOLY’S

01/25 KANSAS CITY, MO; THE TRUMAN

01/26 DENVER, CO; OGDEN THEATRE

01/28 ALBUQUERQUE, NM; SUNSHINE THEATER

01/29 PHOENIX, AZ; THE VAN BUREN

01/30 SANTA ANA, CA; THE OBSERVATORY

02/01 LOS ANGELES, CA; THE NOVO

02/02 OAKLAND, CA; FOX THEATER

02/04 PORTLAND, OR; CRYSTAL BALLROOM

02/06 SEATTLE, WA; NEPTUNE THEATRE

02/07 SEATTLE, WA; NEPTUNE THEATRE

02/08 VANCOUVER, BC; IMPERIAL

02/10 BOISE, ID; KNITTING FACTORY

02/11 SALT LAKE CITY, UT; THE DEPOT

02/14 MANCHESTER, UK; O2 RITZ

02/15 GLASGOW, UK; THE GARAGE

02/16 NEWCASTLE, UK; THE RIVERSIDE

02/18 BIRMINGHAM, UK; INSTITUTE

02/19 DUBLIN, IRE; DUBLIN ACADEMY GREEN ROOM

02/21 LONDON, UK; O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE

02/23 BRISTOL, UK; SXW

02/24 BRIGHTON, UK; CONCORDE

02/26 BRUSSELS, BEL; BOTANIQUE/ROTONDE

02/27 COLOGNE, GER; LUXOR

02/28 PARIS, FRA; LA MAROQUINERIE

03/01 AMSTERDAM, NED; TOLHUIS (PARADISO NOORD)

03/03 BERLIN, GER; LIDO

03/04 HAMBURG, GER; MOLOTOW

03/05 COPENHAGEN, DEN; HOTEL CECIL

Are you seeing Hippo Campus this winter? Make sure you tweet us over @CelebMix for more updates on the band!

Written by GloriaMartinez

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