There’s a first time for everything, and Walk the Moon destroyed their debut — in a good way! The boys of rock took the stage at the 2015 AMAs for the first time and slayed with their hit song, ‘Shut Up and Dance’.
Walk the Moon put the rock back into music on Nov. 22. The Cincinnati rock group performed for the first time at the American Music Awards and it was amazing. It seemed like the entire audience was on their feet during their “Shut Up and Dance” performance.
Talk about an upbeat performance. The entire audience was up and clapping when Walk the Moon started performing. Their smash hit “Shut Up And Dance” had everyone bobbing along as they rocked the stage in colorful outfits and fun backdrops.
Walk the Moon was also up for new artist of the year, favorite duo or group (pop/rock) and favorite artist (alternative rock). This was a major year for the band. Their mega-hit “Shut up and Dance” was a song of the summer, and hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock Songs and peaking at No. 4 at Hot 100.
They recently had to cancel their sold out Manchester gig because of Paris attacks. They wholeheartedly apologized to fans in a loving statement that read: “As world events continue to develop, the fire in us burns harder, hotter – our desire to fight back, to play music despite fear and hate, to bring some light to those who, perhaps, need it more than ever right now. But after we wrestled with ourselves, losing sleep, sharing nightmares, we came to this realization: even stronger than our desire to play is our need to protect the people we love: our families, our crew, and the thousands of fans who would be coming to see us. The risk is too much for us to bear. For that reason, we are sorry to announce that we have decided to cancel our upcoming eight shows in the UK + Europe.”
It went on to read: “This hurts to write, and we know so many of you have been hurt more deeply than we can imagine. Our hearts go out to you, especially to those directly impacted. When we return in February 2016 for our biggest European tour yet, together we can sing, scream, shake the ground with our feet, and maybe even heal a little. Until then, stay strong and continue to let music fill you up with love for life.”
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— Brittany King