Of Monsters and Men are bringing their Fever Dream Tour to Radio City Music Hall on September 5.
To dub the story of this band a “fairytale” does a disservice to the amount of determination and grit it’s required to get them to where they are in 2019. The past decade has been a whirlwind completely beyond their collective imaginations. It started when a radio station in Philadelphia began playing a demo of the song ‘Little Talks’ in 2011. OMAM were very freshly formed, but suddenly they were on the tip of every industry person’s tongue. They signed with Republic, went to SXSW in a van and left in a fully- fledged tour bus. Their debut album – which by everyone’s admission was essentially scrappily made in one weekend – followed swiftly, titled ‘My Head Is An Animal’. It went multi-platinum. Thereafter the band toured, developing a live reputation all over in huge venues and at massive festivals. Their plaudits were on a par with rock bands three albums deeper.