The alternative rock sensation, Young the Giant have come a long way since releasing their debut studio album just over half a decade ago. It has been a story of taking one step at a time and their musical evolution is there for everyone to see. Every album has offered something different and their fans have enjoyed the ride with them.
Young the Giant is a group that consists of first generation Americans – They are all kids of immigrants and together they have found a common ground, music! They speak through their music and it’s a language that has connected with millions around the US and abroad. They are working on another album and might even announce a tour soon. If you want to see them in concert, up close and personal, then grab your Young The Giant tickets now.
Young the Giant currently consists of Sameer Gadhia, Francois Comtois, Payam Doostzadeh, Jacob Tilley and Eric Cannata. Gadhia’s parents are from India, Comtois is Canadian, Tilley is British, Doostzadeh has Persian ancestry and Cannata’s parents are from Italy.
Young the Giant however was formed as The Jakes in the year 2004 and it used to consist of Sameer Gadhia, Ehson Hashemian, Kevin Massoudi, Addam Farmer and Jacob Tilley. The line-up underwent multiple changes though. The first settled line-up began to take shape by the time 2008 rolled into town. The band consisted of Jason Burger, Francois Comtois, Eric Cannata, Ehson Hashemian, Jacob Tilley and Sameer Gadhia.
Making music and collaborating on a project was however not easy for them as they all used to go to different schools. They still somehow managed to record “Shake my Hand” an EP. The time had now come for them to decide whether they wanted to continue with their studies or focus on music. Burger decided to opt for studying and his place on the line-up was taken by Comtois. It wasn’t long before Doostzadeh joined them too.
In 2009, they performed at the South by Southwest Music Festival four times. Their tracks began to get airplay on different music channels and radio stations. Then Ehson Hashemian quit the group and they signed with Roadrunner Records a short while later. In December of 2009, The Jakes announced that they were now Young the Giant.
Young the Giant: The Debut Album
They officially changed the name in January of 2010 while they were working on their first studio album. They spent a big part of the 2010 as an opening act for the likes of Steel Train and Minus the Bear. They were also simultaneously working on the album at the Sunset Sound Studios in LA with Joe Chiccarelli working as the producer.
The recording ended in June and Roadrunner Records then released the self-titled album digitally on October 26, 2010. It was physically released in January of next year in the US and hit the stores in the UK in May.
“Young the Giant” made a massive impact. It received three stars out of five from AllMusic and four and a half stars out of five from Consequence of Sound. Over at Spin it received 7 out of 10. The album went to the second spot on the US Heatseekers Albums and to the sixth spot on both the US Top Alternative Albums and the US Top Rock Albums. It also peaked at the forty second spot on the US Billboard 200.
Two of its singles, My Body and Cough Syrup also did extremely well on the charts. The former was certified gold in the US and platinum in Canada. Cough Syrup was certified gold in the US and Canada. It was also certified platinum in Italy. Young the Giant was certified gold in the United States.
If Young the Giant were popular before, the success of their debut record took it to a whole new level. They spent the next few years on the road by collaborating with different artists. They performed at the South by Southwest, the Sasquatch! Music Festival, The Great Escape Festival and the Lollapalooza.
The Next Two Albums
Young the Giant released the track, It’s About Time on October 28, 2013 and it was the lead track of their next album titled “Mind over Matter.” The record came out on January 21, 2014 and received three stars out of five from AllMusic and Rolling Stone. It also got four stars out of five from The Gazette. Mind over Matter peaked at the seventh spot on the US Billboard 200 and went to the second position on the US Top Rock Albums chart. It also climbed to the seventh spot on the Canadian Albums chart. They followed that up with a tour of North America in the fall.
Young the Giant came out with their next album on August 12, 2016. It was titled “Home of the Strange” and got four stars out of five from AllMusic. Over at Metacritic it received a 76/100 rating. On the commercial front, the record peaked at the twelfth position on the US Billboard 200 and climbed to the seventeenth spot on the Canadian Albums chart. It also captured second spot on the New Zealand Heatseekers Albums chart.
Young The Giant Tour Tickets
They have officially announced that they are working on their next studio album and it is slated to come out sooner rather than later. For now, they will perform at the OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa, on December 31, 2017. They will also step on the stage at the Innings Festival in 2018. These two shows are confirmed and who knows what they do next! If you want to see them bring the house down, then grab your Young The Giant tour tickets for these two shows and stay tuned for any upcoming shows that they might announce in the near future.