Italian rock’n’roll superstars Måneskin rolled into London last night for a special intimate gig at London’s iconic Underworld venue in Camden. Fans queued for hours throughout the day to guarantee a place at the 500-capacity show, which also acted as the launch party for the band’s new single The Loneliest – their first-ever English language ballad.
The room was packed to the rafters with fans eager to get up close to a band about to go stratospheric (they’re headlining the 20,000-capacity The O2 next year). And as the really, really, really, ridiculously good-looking band tore through their 45-minute performance, including Zitti E Buoni, SUPERMODEL and their cover of Beggin’, the sweat-covered crowd bellowed along with every single world like their lives depended on it.
And when it came time to close the nine-song set with The Loneliest, the fans stuck around, chanting for more, until Damiano, Victoria, Ethan and Thomas returned to run through their new single again – with fans already singing along.
They say you play the Underworld twice in your career – once on the way up and once on the way down – but don’t expect Måneskin to make their way back to this corner of London for a long, long time.
Here’s what it looked like last night...