This was the second time I have seen Cold War Kids live. I first heard the band when flipping through channels in 2008 and seeing them perform “Hospital Beds” on The Tonight Show (which is random because I’m not even a Leno fan).
It’s been a wild ride following this band since then with many different songs from several albums gaining more and more attention over the years. After many live TV performances including a Jimmy Kimmel set with Bishop Briggs, I think Cold War Kids will forever be that band where many people have heard their songs but many more are unsure of which band it is that plays them.
The band had a solid set in the airport hangar at Big Adventure at the OC Fair and Convention Center, with a silhouetted stage lighting design to thousands who were flowing out of the building as they watched.
Click on any photo below to open the gallery and scroll below the photos to hear some of Cold War Kids’ recent work.