Echosmith performing at the Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas, Texas on July 26, 2018, with Sydney, Noah, and Graham.
Even before Echosmith released its debut album Talking Dreams, the Los Angeles alt-pop band had been ascending by leaps and bounds. The Sierota siblings - Sydney (vocals/keyboard), Noah (vocals/bass), and Graham (drums) - have now been dubbed “one of the biggest breakout acts of 2015” by Jimmy Fallon, thanks to their platinum hit “Cool Kids,” follow-up gold smash “Bright,” and now brand new single “Let’s Love.”

The Southern California-born quartet grew up in a musical household, and shared a love for playing instruments and listening to bands as varied as Coldplay, The Smiths, U2, Joy Division, and Fleetwood Mac. Those influences have yielded the melody-minded, New Wave-influenced sound of Talking Dreams, which was produced by Mike Elizondo (Tegan & Sara, Regina Spektor) and earned rave reviews. The band has been featured by the likes of Rolling Stone, USA Today, Billboard, TeenVogue, and ELLE, who dubbed “Cool Kids” as “an ageless anthem.”

In 2014, Echosmith were named both an MTV “Artist to Watch” and a VH1 “You Oughta Know” Artist. They have performed all over national TV, from Ellen and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon with “Cool Kids” to Live! With Kelly and Michael and Late Night with Seth Meyers with “Bright.” Most recently, they debuted new single “Let’s Love” with back-to-back performances on The Tonight Show and The Today Show. In the past two years, Echosmith has toured with everyone from Owl City and Young The Giant to American Authors, in addition to their two Warped Tour runs.

They’ve sold out headlining tours across the U.S. and Europe, and are continuing to win over new converts to their sparkling songs and dynamic live shows. Echosmith plan to hit the studio soon to record a new album, but in the meantime, go to any of their shows and you’ll hear the audience singing right along. “I remember the first time it happened on Warped, it seemed so weird to me,” says Sydney. “I’d get the chills every time - even though it was 110 degrees. It’s just so cool to see other people as passionate about the band as we are.” (Source: Artist)
Echosmith is made up of the young sibling sensations behind the 2013 hits “Cool Kids” and “Bright.” As the sun set, they took the stage to perform these, along with newer releases from their 2017 album Inside a Dream and their newest single, “Over My Head,” released only four months ago. Echosmith has been active since 2009, meaning that some of the songs they still perform were written before all of the members even reached their teenage years. Lead singer Sydney Sierota explained that as an artist, the personal meaning and importance of their songs changes greatly over time. She used “Tell Her You Love Her” as an example, explaining that they wrote this song when she was only 15 years old and knew nothing about love, but now that she’s experienced falling in love for the first time over the past few years, it has so much more meaning to her.

To remember the night, Sydney recorded the audience singing a couple lines of “Deep in the Heart of Texas.” She included the audience in various ways throughout the night, asking them to sing along and challenging the left and right sides to compete to be the loudest. She was a very involved, charming, and captivating performer, which resulted in an engaged audience throughout Echosmith’s set. They ended with fan-favorite “Cool Kids” and a heartfelt message about loving yourself before giving the stage to the night’s headliners: Pentatonix.

Setlist for the show at the Dos Equis Pavilion
  • 18
  • Diamonds
  • Future Me
  • Bright
  • Tell Her You Love Her
  • Get Into My Car
  • Over My Head
  • Cool Kids

Echosmith shared the stage with Pentatonix and Calum Scott at the Dos Equis Pavilion. The band continues across the United States with the last stop at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Illinois on September 16, 2018.

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Review by Kaitlyn Arvesen
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Photos by Ralph Arvesen
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