Friday 16 june | 22:00 - 00:00 | South Stage
With their first two critically acclaimed albums, The War On Drugs, founded in Philadelphia by singer guitarist Adam Granduciel, were still receiving limited attention, especially in indie rock circles, but then all of a sudden, the group’s popularity started to gather some serious pace. The follow-up album, 2014’s Lost In The Dream propelled the group to stardom through the hits Under The Pressure and Red Eye. With their mid-tempo radio rock, the musicians are masters at generating an atmosphere of adventure, and are devilish in the details. In the Netherlands alone, that third album stayed in the Album Top 100 for no less than 86 weeks. The records A Deeper Understanding (awarded a Grammy for best rock album) and I Don’t Live Here Anymore also ended up in the top 3. Last April, the band wowed the Ziggo Dome when they played there, now they’re ready to go one step further.