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Ryan Bowman

On Friday night, Canadian alt-rock group Arkells played their second show as Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls’ opening act in Philadelphia at The Fillmore. Arkells were second on the four-band bill, but the crowd was there early and eager for a night filled with music. They opened up with ‘A Little Rain (A Song for Pete)’, which brought lead singer Max Kerman into the crowd for a quick dance party to get the his fans ready for the night. The majority of their shorter set came from their new album Morning Report which dropped over the summer.

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On a very important day for our country, Kerman was not afraid to voice his thoughts about the inauguration of Donald Trump. He promised to continue touring in the U.S. and sent out an overwhelming message about the unifying power of music and how it is a necessity in times of trouble. They finished their set with their hit ‘Leather Jacket’ and left the crowd wanting more after their show packed with rock’n’roll.

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Arkells continue on tour with Frank Turner on the West Coast for the rest of the month before starting a Canadian tour in February. They have also announced their appearance at some major festivals including Coachella, Shaky Knees, Sasquatch, and Bunbury. Keep an eye on their tour dates, as they hinted at some more shows and tours this summer.

Check out more pictures from their show below.

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