Who here is a fan of Young The Giant’s new song, “Something to Believe In”? We sure are! Here’s 5 fun facts about the band, including where they’ll be touring this fall…

1. Formed in 2004 in Irvine, California, Young The Giant consists of Sameer Gadhia (lead vocals), Eric Cannata (guitar), Jacob Tilley (guitar), Payam Doostzadeh (bass guitar), and Francois Comtois (drums).

 

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2. The band, which got together while most of its members were still in high school, was previously known as The Jakes. They changed their name to Young The Giant in 2010. Gadhia has said in interviews that the name Young The Giant doesn’t have any significant meaning.

 

 

3. In order to pursue music full time, the members of Young The Giant decided to drop out of college. In an attempt to convince their families that this was a good idea, they had a 4 hour meeting with their parents in which they provided documentation on how they would take 6 months off from school and what they hoped to accomplish during this time.

 

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4. Comtois has told reporters that in order to prepare for shows, the band likes to sit quietly sipping tea… and sometimes whiskey!

 

 

5. Will you be seeing them in concert? Here’s where they’re headed!

 

SEP 23
The Fillmore
DETROIT, MI

SEP 24
Madison Theater
COVINGTON, KY

SEP 25
Life is Beautiful
LAS VEGAS, NV

SEP 27
First Avenue
MINNEAPOLIS, MN

SEP 29
The Pageant
SAINT LOUIS, MO

SEP 30
Power & Light District
KANSAS CITY, MO

OCT 02
Austin City Limits
AUSTIN, TX

OCT 04
Iron City
BIRMINGHAM, AL

OCT 05
House of Blues
NEW ORLEANS, LA

OCT 07
Revention Music Center
HOUSTON, TX

OCT 08
South Side Ballroom
DALLAS, TX

OCT 09
Austin City Limits
AUSTIN, TX

OCT 18
House of Blues
SAN DIEGO, CA

OCT 19
House of Blues
SAN DIEGO, CA

OCT 21
Greek Theatre
LOS ANGELES, CA

OCT 22
Fox Theater
OAKLAND, CA

OCT 24
Ace of Spades
SACRAMENTO, CA

OCT 26
Commodore Ballroom
VANCOUVER, CANADA

OCT 27
Commodore Ballroom
VANCOUVER, CANADA

OCT 28
Showbox SODO
SEATTLE, WA

OCT 29
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
IRVINE, CA

OCT 30
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
IRVINE, CA

NOV 01
Ogden Theatre
DENVER, CO

NOV 02
Ogden Theatre
DENVER, CO

NOV 04
Aragon Ballroom
CHICAGO, IL