By Andrew Sacher October 20, 2017 12:46 AM
It took eight long years but Brand New finally released their fifth album, Science Fiction, this past August. And it wasn’t a rehash of any past Brand New album, it was a step forward for the band. On Thursday night (10/19), the New York band played their first hometown area show since the album’s release, at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre.
I’ve seen some truly incredible Brand New shows (including headlining MSG last year), but the Kings Theatre show was easily the best I’ve ever seen them. With new songs to finally play, a new and absolutely killer light show, and Kevin Devine as a full-time touring member, Brand New looked and sounded rejuvenated, like this was the start of a new era, not the end of one. They also said on stage that Kings Theatre was the most beautiful venue they’ve ever played.