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AJR Brought 
An Energetic, Fun
Summer Party To
The Fieldhouse

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MCMTOON

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June 28, 2024

Brothers Adam, Ryan and Jack Met, better known as ARJ, played to a packed Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on Thursday night as a part of The Maybe Men Tour

The show opened up with "Maybe Men" which featured stage hands and some mannequins dressed as Jack Met appearing all over the stage with their backs to the audience so it was hard to which one was really Jack.

The stage production featured a big semi-circular video screen that raised and lowered throughout the show which added to the overall energy that the group naturally puts out.

One thing about attending an AJR concert is that you never know what is going to happen on stage.  About a third of the way into their set, Jack pointed out that some people in the audience brought various signs and a few of them caught his attention.  One in particular said, "I'm leaving for boot camp tomorrow. You can shave my head on stage."  So Jack brought the young man up on stage and proceeded to shave his locks right on stage.  He even noted that he had never done that before in is life.

The party continued as the group, which includes drummer Chris Berry, the incredible Arnetta Johnson on trumpet and keyboards and new violinist and saxophonist Ginny Luke ran through the hits like "The Good Part," "Bang!" and "Inertia."

Jack noted that they have been playing Cleveland for seven years and the first show was at the Grog Shop with 30-40 people.  Then they came back and played The House of Blues and then the Wolstein Center that brought in over 4,000 people.  He was very gracious and thankful to the Cleveland audience that packed over 10,000 people into Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse.

Ryan then took center stage to play the piano and sing lead on the three part seris of "Turning Out."

Then Jack appeared at the back of the arena sitting in the stands to sing "World's Smallest Violin" and "Steve's Going To London" which gave the people in the cheap seats a front row view for two songs. 

"Burn This House Down" and "Way Less Sad" were performed at the end of the set before the show closing "100 Bad Days."

The group returned to encore with "Weak" and "2085" which brought to a close a very joyous and fun concert. 

Opening up the show was a great new indie/pop trio from California called almost monday.   This group has a very cool, California vibe that has catchy hooks and riffs in their songs.   Frontman Dawson Daugherty  has a great stage presence and takes command of the crowd.  Songs like "Sunburn," "can't slow down" and the brand new single "tidal wave" are sure to keep the summer vibes flowing.  This band is one to keep your eye on.

MXMTOON was in the middle slot of this very fun summer show.  

Review and photos by Greg Drugan

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