Beach House‘s Victoria Legrand – photo by Lisa Hagen Glynn
Baltimore dream-pop duo Beach House returned to Seattle for the first time since the pandemic. Last time they played the Moore Theatre , and before that the Sub Pop 30th Anniversary Party at Alki Beach.
Beach House includes vocalist/keyboardist Victoria Legrand and guitarist/vocalist Alex Scully. Drummer/bassist James Baron joined them. The set included several older favorites, plus songs from their February 2022 album, Once Twice Melody.
Seattle is home to the group’s label , so Beach House has a significant local following. Even at a 3000-capacity venue, the show sold out well in advance. According to venue staff, fans had lined up hours before showtime to secure a spot on the general-admission floor.
Even the band seemed surprised by the enthusiastic reception. Legrand reflected, “All this warmth that’s emanating from you … It’s glorious.” The audience later roared for an encore, and Legrand exclaimed, “Holy fuck!”
Opening was Ami Dang, a sitarist–electronic experiment act also from Baltimore.
Beach House plans European and North American tours later this year.
Beach House – all photos by Lisa Hagen Glynn
Ami Dang – all photos by Lisa Hagen Glynn
Beach House/Paramount Signage – photo by Lisa Hagen Glynn