The Interrupters invaded Indianapolis this past Friday night at the Old National Centre (March 29, 2019) and it was a night to remember! The Interrupters is a ska punk band from Los Angeles that have been together since 2011. While on Warped Tour they have played in Indianapolis several times before but this was their first time playing a headlining show in Indy.
The night opened up with the English rock group Rat Boy. While most of the crowd was unfamiliar with their music, the crowd still danced along to every song! Next on stage was Masked Intruder. They are one band that is a “must see” when they come to your town! The band has many on-stage antics, including each member wearing a different colored ski mask. All their songs are about living a life of crime and they have a touring “police officer” that joins them on stage to publically disapprove of their antics.
The crowd was hyped beyond belief when it was time for The Interrupters to take the stage and it was apparent the band could feel it! Each member couldn’t stop smiling as they played through their set. The band members were constantly engaging with the crowd. They talked about their history with Indianapolis, waived “Hello” to a group of children near the front and also distributed water bottled to the overheated crowd.
Throughout the night the band played many crowd favorites, like “By My Side” and “She Got Arrested”. Instead of an encore the band just proclaimed, “This is the part where we normally go off stage, but since you guys have been chanting for 1 more song after every song, we will just stay up here!” They proceeded to play three more songs, including their smash hit “She’s Kerosene”.
The Interrupters are on tour in North America through April 19. From there they will be playing in various festivals throughout the world, including Columbus’ own “Sonic Temple”. You can stay up-to-date on The Interrupters at wearetheinterrupters.com.