Future Islands, Operators evoke peak levels of crowd enthusiasm at Fox Theater Oakland

Future Islands

Future Islands

Photos by Justin Yee // Written by Molly Kish //

Future Islands with Operators //
Fox Theater Oakland – Oakland
September 25th, 2015 //

Last Saturday, Baltimore’s very own synth-rock tour de force Future Islands headlined the Fox Theater Oakland. Supported by an opening set from former Wolf Parade, Atlas Strategic and Handsome Furs member Dan Boeckner’s new group Operators, the show was a beautifully chaotic, energy-packed performance from start to finish.

Both frontmen equally set the bar for an evening of palpable enthusiasm manifested through kinetic exchanges with their bandmates and adoring fans. From Boeckner’s die-hard, career-spanning supporters to the legion of Samuel Herring dance enthusiasts (read our interview with Future Islands here), the sold-out venue was bursting at the seams with a crowd ready for a bill full of big personalities and “heavy feels.”

Despite being expressed through the guise of dance-floor anthems and singalong ballads, emotions ran high throughout the entire show with both acts provoking peak levels of elation through their impassioned, evocative stage presence and heartwarming, post-punk material.

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