Watch: 5 Great videos from recent Gang of Youths Sydney show

Sure, the Say Yes To Life tour has already arrived in North America, but let’s take a moment to appreciate what happened as the tour wound its way through Australia:

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter were filled with great photos, video clips and messages from fans overflowing with emotion about the show(s) they saw. Whether you were one of those fans, we thought you might want to take a little look back at the Australian leg — and we found some help on YouTube. That’s where LuckyLuke7895 uploaded five great videos from the November 27 show in Sydney that we felt are worthy of sharing here on Deepest Sighs. Enjoy!

By the way … if you’re going to a GOY show, or if you were already at one, and you have videos or photos that you’d like to share with your fellow fans here on DS, drop us a note any time.



New video: Dave covers Ryan Adams in support of MyMusicRX & Children’s Cancer Association

Just found this new video that MyMusicRX uploaded to YouTube today. It’s Dave doing a solo, acoustic cover of Ryan Adams’ “My Winding Wheel.” It was recorded back in October when GOY was performing in Austin, TX, at the ACL Festival.

MyMusicRX is a program from the Children’s Cancer Association that uses music to engage and support hospitalized children. As part of this “Bedstock” series, musicians perform while sitting in bed as a show of solidarity with the kids who are stuck in hospital beds. What a neat idea.

You can learn more about the program at MyMusicRX.org.


Watch Dave L. go into the audience in St. Louis

I noticed at some of GOY’s recent festival appearance that Dave L. has been leaving the stage during “Magnolia” to go out into the audience. That’s all fine and good in an outdoor festival setting in broad daylight — your bandmates can probably still see where you are, the cameras can follow you pretty easily in sunlight, etc. But it feels like it might be a different story in an arena setting, at least to me. Apparently not to Dave, who continued the habit last night as GOY opened for Foo Fighters in St. Louis!

It may be a bit cliché, but I love seeing artists doing stuff like this to make a connection with the audience.