Matt Skiba And The Sekrets played their first show last night at the historic Metro venue in Chicago. Though we are still unsure exactly what happened, be it nerves or something else, the show quickly fell apart after Skiba and his bandmates took the stage. In fact, things went so off the rails that Skiba took to Twitter following the evening’s events to apologize to fans:
We at UTG have always been supporters of Skiba’s various efforts and gave his album with The Sekrets a 9/10, but as this is the hot topic of conversation we felt it best to bring everyone up to speed on the events and share a video of last night’s performance. You can view the video after the jump, but keep in mind the clip you are about to see if of a still young band performing their first show in front of a crowd filled with high expectations. Emotions run high, things happen, and no matter how good someone becomes, no one can have a flawless performance record.
Matt Skiba And The Sekrets will be touring all over in the future, and with an album as great as theirs, the performances are bound to get better with time. Buy tickets, buy the album, and support one of punk’s living legends as he makes his way into new territory for the first time in over a decade.