Indie pop giants Matt and Kim are wrapping up their first US tour in more than a year in support of their upcoming release Almost Everyday. Dubbed for their first single off the new album, “Forever,” the Forever Tour features openers Tokyo Police Club and has been making its way across the US since mid-March. We caught up with it in its final weeks, as Matt and Kim made their way to play before 800 fans on a Tuesday night in Portland, Maine at the State Theatre.
After a fantastic opening set by Tokyo Police Club, and a brief stage change-over, Matt and Kim took to the stage. What would ensue would be the most fun show I’ve ever seen. One cannot truly appreciate Matt and Kim without witnessing them live. With a set featuring everything from hundreds of balloons, confetti, a wall of death (yes at an indie pop concert), dildo drumsticks, and blow up dolls, the audience was in for a hell of a good time. This tour is especially significant because it marks Kim’s first return to the stage since injuring her ACL in early 2017.
The duo were electric, feeding off each other’s energy as they ripped through a set that had the whole venue bouncing along to songs pulled from across their discography and mashups of recent hits like Drake’s “Started From The Bottom.” Their set included new singles “Happy if You’re Happy,” and “Forever,” from their upcoming full-length due out on May 4th. Although the tour is almost over -- ending in Toronto on May 7th -- be sure to check out their new record once it drops later this week, and keep an eye out for new tour dates from the band.
Remaining Tour Dates:
05/03 - Washington D.C. - 9:30 Club
05/04 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
05/05-06 - Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival
05/07 - Toronto, ON - The Phoenix