Gomez Closes Out Tour at Terminal 5

July 15th, 2011

Gomez – Terminal 5 – July 14, 2011

You can’t predict rock and roll: Just hours prior to last night’s show at Terminal 5, the opening act for Gomez (Good Old War) had to bow out of the lineup due to an injury to one of its members. But the British didn’t let that ruin the night. They called on close friend Joseph Arthur to fill in and then put on a monster set of their own. Singer Ian Ball and guitarist-vocalist Tom Gray did their normal rotation of lead-singing duties from song to song, with Gray handling most of the looser, more melodic tracks (like “Waster”) while Bell handled the louder ones (like “Ruff Stuff,” which had fans literally running back from the bathroom to scream along). And as it was the last night of Gomez’s tour, the band had some crew members come onstage for a few of the shout-out choruses, a nice gesture to the people who help them play so well every night. —Sean O’Kane

Photos courtesy of JC McIlwaine |