Every year, Radio 104.5 scouts Philadelphia for a local band to open their massively popular birthday show held at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, a venue holding 25,000 people. For the second year in a row, Philly alternative rock band, Andorra, has won the coveted spot opening for the Lumineers, Elle King, Florence and the Machine and more. We chat with lead singer Kevin McCall about the tremendous opportunity, the band’s middle school beginnings and his “Game of Thrones” doppelganger.
So how does it feel to be playing the Birthday show for a second year in a row?
We are very fortunate to be able to do it again. A lot of great things happened from our last performance.
Who are you excited to meet?
I’m really excited to meet Florence. It’s going to be like seeing Disney World for the first time. She has a magical element to her. The atmosphere she presents in her songs has an enchanted vibe about it. I also am excited about Elle King. Apparently she went to UArts so it would be cool to meet her.
Do all the band members in Andorra go to UArts?
No, just me and Dante. Michael goes to West Chester and Jordan goes to Drexel. We are all going to be juniors in the fall.