Rudimental Prove Their Headliner Status With Knockout Show At London's O2 Arena
So about last night (3rd March)... Rudimental packed out London's O2 Arena as part of their sold-out UK tour and IT. WENT. OFF.Our Brand New For 2016 winner Anne-Marie and Gorgon City stepped up their game on supporting duties kicking off the night by getting the tens of thousands of Rudi-fans hyped up for the main event.
Since the foursome first broke through with their No.1 smash 'Feel The Love' they've been Mercury Prize nominated, gone onto win BRIT and MOBO Awards and had two No.1 albums.
This homecoming gig was a seminal milestone in that journey, summed up by Locksmith who greeted the arena stating, "I didn't have a job four years ago," clearly ecstatic at the meteoric rise they've seen.
And there's a reason - they're INCREDIBLE live.
With a stage set reminiscent of their urban London upbringing, the foursome (minus an absent Amir sadly) are complimented by an insanely talented band and vocalists who bring such hits, originally sung by the likes of John Newman, Emeli Sande and more, to life as capably as their chart-smashing predecessors.
Notable mid-set highlights included a darkly dramatic 'Bloodstream' and Will Heard going for it on 'I Will For Love' while the down tempo tracks like 'Free' and 'Lay It All On Me' provided much needed brow-mopping time.
Anne-Marie returned to the stage nailing it on both the chilled 'Rumour Mill' and also the frenetic 'Love Ain't Just A Word', before the night was topped off with the rousing 'Feel The Love' and 'Waiting All Night'.
This summer, Rudimental will headline SW4 and Kendal Calling plus their very own WILD LIFE festival, not to mention a casual appearance at MTV Crashes Plymouth this July. If last night was anything to go by, get used to seeing the band topping bills nationwide over the years to come, and dare we say it Glasto's Pyramid Stage...?Rudimental play MTV Crashes Plymouth in July. Get tickets while you can by clicking here.