Young The Giant Tickets

Young the Giant is a rock band that hails from Irvine, California. Formed in 2004, this five member band consists of vocalist Sameer Gadhai, guitarists Jacob Tilley and Eric Cannata, bassist Payam Doostzadeh, and drummer Francois Comtois. Originally known as The Jakes, the band later changed their name to Young the Giant before releasing their debut eponymous studio album. If you are a fan of Young the Giant, here you will find information on the band’s history, discography, and how you can get the best Young the Giant tickets.


About Young the Giant

Young the Giant is an American indie pop/rock and alternative band that was founded in 2004. Each of the five members of the band met in Irvine, California, and decided to pursue music together.

In their first few years as a band, the band was known as The Jakes. However, once they signed onto Roadrunner Records in 2009, they changed their name to Young the Giant.

Their first album was released in 2010 and was an instant success. They released three singles from the album, ‘Apartment,’ ‘My Body’ and ‘Cough Syrup.’ All three of the singles made it into the top five of the US Alternative Songs chart.

Since then, the band has released two more albums.

The Formation of Young the Giant

In 2004 in Irvine, California, five individuals came together to form The Jakes. The original members of the band included Addam Farmer, Ehson Hashemian, Jacob Tilley, Sameer Gadhia, and Kevin Massoudi. Their original name, The Jakes, was an acronym of all of the first names of the members of the band.

By 2008, there had been a number of line-up changes in the band. Due to the fact that all of the members were in different universities at the time and two were still in high school, it became very difficult for them to initially collaborate musically. They recorded their first EP, Shake My Hand, with producer Ian Kirkpatrick. After its release, several of the band members had to make a decision about whether they wanted to pursue music or continue with their schooling.

At this point Burger left the band and was replaced with Francois Comtois on drums. This was followed by the addition of Payam Doostzadeh, a longtime friend and collaborator of the band, as the bassist.

By 2009, the band started playing to larger crowds. They played four shows at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas which helped them gain exposure. They also had a song, Texas Tea, which featured on MTV's The Real World: Brooklyn, and another song, Paid the Piper, which featured on A&E's The Beast. They also received a great deal of airplay on the Los Angeles radio station KROQ.

By the summer of that year, the band’s keyboardist Ehson Hashemian left the band. Shortly afterwards, they signed onto Roadrunner Records and changed their name to Young the Giant while recording their eponymous album.

Early Years and First Album

During the first part of 2010, the band was on tour opening for Steel Train and Minus the Bear. They were also simultaneously recording their debut album with Joe Chiccarelli at Sunset Sound Studios in Los Angeles.

They took a very different approach with recording, choosing to perform each track live. This then required a lot of ‘chopping’ during post-production.

They spent the rest of the year touring with Marina and the Diamonds, The Futureheads, Neon Trees and New Politics.

Their album was finally released on October 26 digitally and then physically on January 25, 2011. went on to call the album the third best rock album of 2010. The first single off the album, My Body, peaked at the number 5 spot on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.

In the spring of 2011, Young the Giant headlined the Billboard Showcase at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. This was the start of a very hectic performance schedule for the band. The next set of performances they gave was at the Sasquatch! Music Festival, The Great Escape Festival in Brighton and the BBC's Later... with Jools Holland.

Their exposure was only further increased when Morrissey, the popular English singer, declared that Young the Giant was one of his favorite new bands. By June, they released their second single, Cough Syrup.

In July, the band released an EP, which featured remixes of songs by a variety of different artists including Ra Ra Riot, Tokyo Police Club and Two Door Cinema Club. In August, Young the Giant would play on the main stage at Lollapalooza. This was followed by a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards and then a tour with Incubus.

After their performance at the VMA’s, Young the Giant’s popularity soared. Their album sales increased exponentially and sales for their single, My Body, soared 220% on the iTunes charts.

The band continued to do a number of performances throughout the year including performances on CNN Newsroom and NBC's Today.

Further Success and Albums

After wrapping up their first headlining tour, the band announced that they were recording their second album. In October 2013, they released the first single from the album, called ‘It’s About Time’. In December, they released the second single, ‘Crystallized’. The album was released in January 2014 by the record label Fueled by Ramen and was called Mind over Matter. The New York Times praised the album.

In April 2016, the band released new material, a new track called ‘Amerika’. Their third full length studio album was released in August and was called Home of the Strange. If you are looking to attend this band’s concert in person, then get your Young the Giant tickets here.