- 03 Jul 14
Coming off a successful Glastonbury set, Kodaline staged the first of two homecoming gigs at Whelan's in support of the Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association...
In what was actually the band's first performance at the venue, they effortlessly held the audience as they ran through their debut album In A Perfect World.
This charity gig was one of the hottest tickets in recent memory, selling out in five minutes, and the dedication of the supporters were evident. From opener 'After the Fall' followed by single 'One Day' it became clear that Steve Garrigan didn't have to sing as much as lead the audience, with the crowd joining in as soon as the melody was recognized.
Despite having won the crowd from the beginning, Kodaline weren't content to simply let the audience do the work, instead utilizing the rousing support. When Garrigan broke out his harmonica, before jumping into 'Love Like This' he lead the audience through an enthusiastic rendition of 'Dirty Old Town', producing some of the best atmosphere of the night.