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Nicholas Petricca Lead Singer and Founder of Rock Band Walk the Moon


Nicholas Petricca is lead singer of the rock band Walk the Moon, based in Cincinnati. The band built a devoted following on the strength of their ecstatic live shows and their popular single "Anna Sun.” In 2014, they released their second major-label studio album, Talking Is Hard. This album includes their biggest hit to date, "Shut Up and Dance," which peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached number one on the Billboard Rock Songs chart and Billboard Alternative Songs chart. SPIN Magazine described them as a "poppy, art-rock quartet." They were also deemed a Nylon Magazine Band Crush for their "swirly pop beats, infectious guitar riffs, and loud, sing-a-long choruses." Petricca and his band performed for Stony Brook students in a 2015 concert.

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