Young The Giant, California’s sensational alternative rock artists are bringing their signature sounds to the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion!
Young The Giant was formed in Irvine (California) in 2004 by Jacob Tilley, Addam Farmer, Kevin Massoudi, Ehson Hashemian, and Sameer Gadhia. They called themselves the Jakes and and had numerous line-up changes over the next 4 years. The band’s line-up now consists of Sameer Gadhia (lead vocals, percussion, keyboards, guitar), Jacob Tilley (guitar, synthesizer, mellotron), Eric Cannata (guitar, vocals, keyboards), Payam Doostzadeh (bass guitar, synthesizer, vocals), and François Comtois (drums, percussion, vocals). They changed their name to Young The Giant in 2010 and it’s an acronym of all the members' first names put together. They began working on their eponymous debut album (with producer Joe Chiccarelli) and it was released online in October of the same year. It featured cameos by Bo Koster (keyboardist of indie rock band My Morning Jacket), Jellyfish’s Roger Manning, and after rigorous worldwide promotion efforts (most notably a performance on the MTV Video Music Awards) the album got a spot on the American, British, Dutch, and Italian music charts. Their follow-up album (Mind Over Matter) came out in January 2014 and peaked at #7 on the US Billboard 200 chart. Their brand new album (Home of the Strange) comes out in August 2016.
Don’t miss your chance to see these eclectic and breezy artists add a unique touch to alternative rock and create something extraordinary!