HU welcomes Young the Giant to Spring Concert Series lineup

Harrisburg University is thrilled to announce the addition of Young the Giant to the university’s spring concert series lineup.

The L.A.-based rock band will perform at The Forum Auditorium in downtown Harrisburg April 2.

Young the Giant is touring in support of its fourth album, Mirror Master, a layered meditation on identity in modern life, an emotionally charged look at the dangers of illusion and possibilities of freedom.

Mirror Master arrives as a continuation of Young the Giant’s Home of the Strange, a 2016 album that found the band members shedding light on their shared experience as immigrants or first-generation Americans.

In bringing Mirror Master to life, Young the Giant applied a sense of openness and imagination to every aspect of the creative process. Working with producers like John Hill (Santigold, Florence + the Machine), Alex Salibian (who worked on Home of the Strange), and TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, the band purposely upended songwriting formula and took an intuitive approach to constructing each track, always emphasizing substance over style.

Proving their instinctive ingenuity, Young the Giant ultimately created a genre-defying and dynamic album, one that transforms the complexity of its themes into music with a mesmerizing quality. Right from the opening track “Superposition,” Mirror Master proves untethered to the mundane, its ethereal textures merging with lyrics that capture the cosmic destiny of a life-altering romance (e.g., “In any universe you are my dark star”). Fan favorite “Superposition” swiftly climbed the Alternative Radio charts, and eventually held the #1 position for multiple weeks.

Tickets will be available at Dec. 5.

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