Walk the Moon (often stylized as WALK THE MOON) is an American new wave/rock band based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lead singer Nicholas Petricca started the band in 2006 as Wicked in the Mix while a student at Kenyon College and went through several member changes before finally coming together with current members Kevin Ray, Sean Waugaman, and Eli Maiman in 2010. The band’s name is derived from the song “Walking on the Moon” by The Police. The group independently released their debut album, I Want! I Want!, in November 2010, receiving airplay for the track “Anna Sun” on multiple Alternative radio stations. In February 2011,
On November 16, 2015, the group sang the national anthem, preceding a Monday Night Football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Houston Texans, which was played at Paul Brown Stadium in their native Cincinnati. On January 1, 2016, they performed “Shut Up and Dance” and “Work This Body” on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin Eve in New York to honor the New Year. The band are also to appear as a collaboration on The Knocks’ title “Best For Last” which is being released through their debut album, entitled “55”, scheduled to be released 4 March 2016.