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The Backseat Lovers Go on Tour for the Ages

The band behind the iconic song "Kilby Girl" is hitting the road for their North American Tour, and MUD was there to see them do what they do best.

The Backseat Lovers, the indie band behind the iconic single "Kilby Girl," is hitting the road for their North American Tour, and MUD was there to witness them do what they do best.
Photo: Lucy Jones

The Backseat Lovers made a recent stop in Columbus, Ohio as a part of their ongoing Turning Point Tour, and when I say it was phenomenal, I mean it with my whole heart.


The indie rock band hailing from Utah sold out the Newport Music Hall. Eager college students and other Ohioans waited in line, wrapped around the block in the freezing night temperatures of winter for a chance to experience their magic live.


The guys come out on stage and play the first few notes of their opening song and the crowd loses it; it’s “Kilby Girl,” which currently boasts more than 100 million streams just on Spotify.


It seems as no one in the building can resist screaming the lyrics back to the band, and at moments you lose the sound of the vocals as the overzealous crowd drowns them out. But it is not just the upbeat songs that receive that kind of enthusiastic reaction, even the more low-key songs like “Pool House” have the most rhythmic beats that you cannot help but obnoxiously dance and step on the toes of others in the tightly packed venue.


The Backseat Lovers, the indie band behind the iconic single "Kilby Girl," is hitting the road for their North American Tour, and MUD was there to witness them do what they do best.
Photo: Lucy Jones