Editor’s Note: The year 2017 will be defined by many things. But for us, it might just go down as the year we waited for Mogwai to come back to Boston. The Scottish post-rock band announced their world tour — in support of recent album Every Country’s Sun — in March, and we’ve been just twiddling our thumbs in anticipation ever since. Last Thursday (December 7), Stuart Braithwaite and co. finally arrived in town, lighting up Royale and reminding us with pure volume just how Mogwai roll. Scott Murry was up front, ears plugged for safety, to capture some shots of Mogwai’s assertive action, and you can view his full gallery, including a few snaps of opener Xander Harris, below.