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Young The Giant

Young The Giant gives Phoenix a taste of their ‘Cough Syrup’

Written & photographed by: Carmen Garza

Date: August 6, 2023

Glimmering lights, a centerpiece chandelier and backlit-artwork reminiscent of the country of India adorned the palatial-like setting at the Young The Giant concert at Arizona Financial Theatre on Saturday, August 5. Adorned in a white, three-piece suit lined with embroidered flowers honoring his American-Indian lineage, lead vocalist/frontman Sameer Gadhia passionately belted out song-after-song to capacity crowd at the venue. Jacob Tilley on lead guitar, Payam Doostzadeh on bass, Francois Comtois on the drums and Eric Cannata on second lead guitar are far more than a supporting cast of expert musicians that form the band. 


The night began with a band, while the mostly millennial-aged crowd erupted in glee when the first lyric of “Cough Syrup” was sung. it was as if someone turned up the switch to overdrive and ignited a super-frenzy. “Life’s too short to even care at all, whoa-oh-oh. I’m losing my mind. Losing my mind. Losing control...”. YTG also performed their most recent chart-topping hit “The Walk Home” and everyone’s favorite tune “My Body”, amongst others. Gadhia’s love for his art was evident as he tirelessly serenaded, danced and made sure his hair remained perfectly-styled throughout the show. The entire musical set was on point and the emanating sound was music-to-the-ears.



“American Bollywood”

“Wake Up”

“Cough Syrup”

“The Walk Home”

“I Got”

“Nothing’s Over”

“Dollar Store”

“Cult Of Personality”

“Heat Of The Summer”


“Dancing In The Rain”


“Titus Was Born”



“Mind Over Matter”

“My Body”

These guys from Irvine, California have come a long way from the days when they were known as The Jakes (their original namesake). Young The Giant is preparing to close out their summer North American tour that began in late May in Montreal, Canada and will culminate in Las Vegas, Nevada in early September. For more information on the band, tour and to order fantastic merchandise, go to their official website at:

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