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  • Writer's pictureEmma Egan

SHOW GALLERY + RECAP: Muna and Meet Me at The Altar kick off second leg of US tour in Boston, MA

Updated: Apr 10, 2023

Last week I had the chance to check out MUNA’s first of two sold out shows at the Royale in Boston as they kicked off the second leg of their US tour!

Supporting MUNA on this tour is American pop-punk trio Meet Me @ The Altar. The group is a perfect mix of everything there is to love about the pop-punk genre with an added breath of fresh air and a perspective. Their set included a few unreleased songs, including vocalist Edith Victoria’s self-proclaimed favorite, “Kool,” as well as earlier releases like “Beyond My Control” and “Garden.” All and all, Meet Me @ The Altar’s set was a treat to watch; it truly looked like they were having the time of their lives, and without a doubt left the night with an eager new fanbase, myself included.

While this was my third time seeing MUNA live, it was my first time catching one of their headlining sets, and they did not disappoint. Starting off their set with “What I Want” and “Number One Fan,” the trio feels like they’d taken full ownership of their pop-star level power. They crafted a setlist that featured the best of every era, including “Anything But Me,” “Silk Chiffon,” “Home By Now,” and “I Know A Place.”

At this point it’s no secret that Buzzkill loves MUNA. They bring unrelenting joy into a world that desperately needs it, and unabashedly wear their hearts on their sleeves (we really dig that here). Their self-titled album MUNA released earlier this year reads as a rediscovery and reclamation of self-love, as well as a gentle plea for listeners to do the same. It’s something really special, and their live shows beam with that same expression of authenticity and defiant positivity.

MUNA asks you to feel your feelings, and feel them hard. Between songs singer Katie Gavin speaks to re-writing self narratives, learning about yourself from others, and the power of letting go. The group instructs the crowd to make and hold space for one another throughout the set, and take moments for their own self reflection. While MUNA's recorded catalog shines on its own, it’s these little moments of wisdom that make a MUNA show the transformative experience fans crave.




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