Show Review : The Wombats – The Union Event Center (02.15.2022)

The Wombats

The Union Event Center

Salt Lake City, Utah

Feb. 15th, 2022

Review & photos by Molly McCoy



The Wombats brought their headlining North American tour to Salt Lake City, UT on Tuesday night with support from the Ohio-based band Clubhouse. With nearly a 10 year wait since the last time The Wombats played in Salt Lake, fans were ready for the show and their energy radiated throughout the venue.

Clubhouse kicked off the evening with their song NO WAY! Since they were the only openers of the evening they had to be sure they hyped the fans up enough. With a charismatic lead singer, the crowd was quickly engaged from the beginning and maintained their energy throughout the set. They played a new single they recently released as well as some other songs scattered throughout their discography. By the end of their seven song set the room was buzzing and the crowd was shifting forward to make room for more people as the venue continued to fill up.

I was able to talk to a few people in between sets and it was so fun to see the diversity between the concert goers. There were lots of people in the 20-30 age range but there were also quite a few older people who had been listening to The Wombats for a long time as well as a few people on the younger side who were just there or were there with friends who were fans. As the stage lights dimmed and the crowd let out a loud cheer, the concert officially started as The Wombats took the stage.

They started their set with the same two songs that start off their newest album, “Fix Yourself, Not the World” which was released a month prior on January 14th, 2022. Their set was a perfect mixture of old and new songs that spanned their entire discography. The energy in the venue stayed unmatched as The Wombats dazzled the crowd with skilled guitar playing, fun dance moves and even a special appearance of some special guests dressed as wombats that helped play a variety of brass instruments in a couple different songs.

Overall, The Wombats put on a very energetic show that radiated good energy and a feeling of inclusivity. Based off the crowds reaction and excitement during this show, Salt Lake is undoubtedly looking forward to when The Wombats come back for their next show.

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