By Naomi Doddridge
Friday night was the second of two nights in which Two Door took over Alexandra Palace in an Indie special for the end of their UK tour.
Two Door Cinema Club are an indie rock band who were formed in Bangor, Northern Ireland. Since their formation in 2007 they have toured the UK three times and have performed at numerous festival, most noticeably headlining the NME Stage the same night as the Red Hot Chilli Peppers at last year’s Reading and Leeds festival.
The night started with a small energetic set from Sundara Karma, featuring popular songs “She Said” and “Flame,” who supported Two Door every night on their tour.
Alongside Sundara Karma, the Alexandra Palace had an extra surprise with Circa Waves also supporting them for the final two dates. Circa Waves certainly got the thousands of fans excited playing their best known song “T-Shirt Weather” and some new hits from the upcoming album.
With the two support acts getting the crowd buzzed, it was only a short while before Two Door took to the stage. They opened with songs from their first album with “Cigarettes in the Theatre” and “Undercover Martyn” getting the crowd excited with what is probably two of their biggest and most popular tunes from the first album.
It was clear throughout the night that their first album is still the favourite in the hearts of the fans, with the next two songs being “Do You Want It All” and “This is the Life.” Although they did step away from their first album with a couple of songs being taken from the third and latest album “Gameshow” which came out at the end of last year. The songs “Bad Decisions” and “Lavender” certainly got those new fans excited who perhaps weren’t as familiar with the first two albums.
In the mix there was a couple of songs from their second album “Beacon” with “Next Year,” “The World Is Watching” and “Sleep Alone” slotting in between the anthems from the first album.
The set saw Two Door perform twenty songs over 90 minutes on the stage. The last song of the set ended with the 10,000 fans filling up the Palace screaming “encore, encore encore.” The band thanked the fans for all of their support and ended their set with “Someday” from their second album and “What You Know” from their first
Once going into darkness fans were still cheering and clapping in awe of what they had just witnessed. Two Door can certainly be happy knowing their performance left all the fans wanting more.
Two Door’ career is seemingly getting bigger and bigger with a sold out tour demanding more dates to be added just a small part of their success. This summer they are due to perform at many festivals in the summer with Reading and Leeds, Parklife and one of the Headline acts at Boardmasters just to name a few. It is clear that 2017 is going to be another successful year for the band from Northern Ireland.