The War On Drugs – Uncompromising, Unapologetic, Out-And-Out Rock And Roll – Mountford Hall, Liverpool, UK on 10 July 2024





The War on Drugs have been a musical group with many facets, a career spanning almost two decades and six albums, this band has pretty much been and seen it all. This European tour offering has brought another whirlwind success, with added dates not only here in Liverpool, but also Belfast and London on the back of soaring demand for tickets.

Starting proceedings tonight we are pleasantly enticed by Dublin’s Somebody’s Child, bringing a flurry of tracks from their eponymous debut LP, released on New York’s Frenchkiss Records label.

There’s an enchanting stage presence and energy about this band, recent support slots to the likes of Kings of Leon at Hyde Park will certainly give any aspiring collective a huge confidence shot. Playing to an already packed venue here tonight in anticipation of the main event, more than fair few new fans and admirers will be in the bag for frontman Cian Godfrey and his talented clan.



As we are graced with tonight’s main attraction, there’s little to be written that hasn’t already been scribed about The War on Drugs. A phenomenal career has ensued for the classic American rockers.

There’s no need for any stage gimmicks or overburdening tricks of light here tonight, we are straight in with punchy guitar rhythms, mesmerising synths, and pulsating drum sections, this is just a bunch of exceptional musicians in perfect synchronous, playing at their absolute best.

With the sweltering heat inside Mountford Hall continuing to rise Philadelphia’s greatest musical export The War on Drugs astonish and amaze throughout, with stand-out hits on tonights bill including Strangest Things and Under Pressure. A two-hour long set of back-to-back uncompromising, unapologetic, out-and-out rock and roll.

There’s an unrivalled love between The War on Drugs, and their ever faithful masses as seen in full flow here. Whether that be the band showing their prowess in headlining a multitude of festivals around the globe, sold out arenas, or even here tonight in this relatively intimate setting, the adoration will likely never wane.

This was a night for the ages.




1/ Brothers

2/ Baby Missiles

3/ Pain

4/ I Don’t Wanna Wait

5/ Victim

6/ Old Skin

7/ Your Love Is Calling My Name

8/ The Animator

9/ Come to the City

10/ Buenos Aires Beach

11/ Comin’ Through

12/ Harmonia’s Dream

13/ Red Eyes

14/ Strangest Thing

15/ Up All Night

16/ Love Is a Long Road
(Tom Petty cover)

17/ Under the Pressure

18/ I Don’t Live Here Anymore
(Band intros)