US punk pop band Boys Likes Girls rock Leeds Cockpit
Feb 9 2009 by Katie Campling, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
ARTIST: Boys Like Girls
VENUE: The Cockpit, Leeds
REVIEW BY: Ian Garner
Boys Like Girls returned to the UK – as headliners of their own tour.
Support was provided by the excellent Metro Station, who warmed the packed venue with their catchy pop punk.
After what seemed like an eternity, Boys Like Girls finally took to the stage.
Showing why they have a reputation as one of America’s leading pop punk acts, they proceeded to blast through a fast paced and hugely exciting set.
Singer Martin Johnson proved he was a more than capable frontman.
The night also turned out to be a busy one for drummer John Keefe, who also replaced absent Metro Station percussionist Anthony Improgo earlier in the evening.
The band finally paused for breath with an acoustic version of ballad Thunder.
They then went on to cap off proceedings with fans’ favourite The Great Escape.
Singer Martin Johnson offered to play all night – sadly this didn’t happen.
It was easy to see why Fall Out Boy showed such an interest in having Boys Like Girls as their support act last year.
If this show was anything to go by, 2009 could be an eventful year for Boys Like Girls.