The Maccabees played their final gig as a band last night (July 1).
In August 2016, just over a year after their fourth album ‘Marks To Prove It’ topped the UK charts, the south London five-piece announced they were splitting, later revealing a string of farewell shows in Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester and London.
Midway through the band’s farewell tour, guitarist Felix White told Beats 1: “Just because of the fact that it’s the end, it’s alleviated any of the previous tension that used to be around us and around gigs, because we always used to be trying to move somewhere or get better… These have just been a ‘let’s just celebrate how great we are’, letting us think that. It’s been an amazing thing, it’s very emotional.”
Last night, at their third and final show at London’s Alexandra Palace, they brought out guests including Jamie T and Jack Peñate. See clips of those moments below, along with a full setlist.
Oh and Jack Penate LIVES!! And he was singing and playing tambourine to Something Like Happiness. WHOAH OH OH! WHOAH OH OH OH OHHHH OH!
— In B, Fenby! (@hellofoxfox) July 2, 2017
As the band opened their four-song encore with ‘Marks To Prove It’ they brought out another guest, Jamie T:
Maccabees killed it. Nostalgia fest bringing out Jamie T, jack Penate, Mystery Jets ??? pic.twitter.com/iggNoMQuuL
— david (@dvd_ian) July 1, 2017
The gig closed with fan-favourite ‘Pelican’ and a shower of confetti:
The Maccabees played:
Wall of Arms
Feel to Follow
Love You Better
Can You Give It
Spit It Out
No Kind Words
Forever I’ve Known
Grew Up at Midnight
Something Like Happiness
Marks to Prove It