Moonwalkers unite! Here are 10 Walk the Moon facts fans need to know.
1. The band’s name is derived from the song “Walking on the Moon” by The Police.
One of the Police’s more reggae-influenced songs, “Walking the Moon” was written and released in 1979.
2. Their song “Anna Sun” was featured in Esquire
The song was listed as one of Esquire’s “30 Summer Songs Every Man Should Listen To.”
3. They have had quite a turnover of band members
The band has faced many changes in their membership, saying goodbye to artists like Adam Reifsnyder, Nick Lerangis, Sam Cole, Ricky Human, and Chris Robinson.
4. Face Paint is a must at any of their shows
The band says that the face paint evolved from the idea of being forever a kid, the same inspiration as their “Anna Sun” video.
5. They write their own songs
The band’s Nicholas Petricca is on the writing credits for every song on their “Talking is Hard Album”
6. The band is 50 percent right-handed and 50 percent left-handed
Nicholas Petricca and Sean Waugaman are lefties, and Kevin Ray and Eli Maiman are righties. Watch them show off their dominant-hand skills in a game of pictionary.
7. They are no stranger to festivals
They have been featured at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Firefly and Music Midtown.
8. They are also familiar with late night TV shows
The Band has performed on Conan, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Last Call with Carson Daly.
9. The band stands with the LGBTQ community
On July 20th, 2014, they announced that all the profits of their merchandise sales for the night would go to “Everyone is Gay.” This was in response to the Westboro Baptist Church protesting one of their concerts.
10. They are friends with Twenty One Pilots
The two bands have been friends ever since Twenty One Pilots was an opener for them some years back.