In Photos: The Pretty Reckless at the Bottom Lounge

Pretty Reckless
Bottom Lounge, Chicago IL
03/29/12

More photos from The Pretty Reckless’ set in Chicago below:

The Pretty Reckless Tour Dates with Marilyn Manson

The Pretty Reckless Open for Evanescence

http://www.theprettyreckless.com

Of Montreal Drop Psychedelic Vibes At The Metro

Of Montreal
Metro – Chicago, IL

03/28/12

Performing to a sold out crowd is an achievement on its own. When you’re of Montreal and have 10 Albums behind it should be more of an expectation. Of Montreal returned to their most loyal city, and Chicago fans playing to a sold out show at the Metro.

Their new Album Paralytic Stalks like most all of the lead singer’s, Kevin Barnes, albums is a personal reflection yet he did mention that It would not be an instantly gratifying collective and that it would take time to take it all in as a whole. Taking this into consideration, it was expected that their tour for Paralytic Stalks would be way chilled out and less theatrical then their past. Yet, compared to other shows they only performed a small fraction of songs from their current album.

Their show started off with “Gelid Ascent”, from Paralytic Stalks, as they introduced colorful projected images onto their set. A dapper Kevin Barnes stepped onstage wearing a trim grey suit while keeping in touch with his signature effeminate stage persona through wearing a red ruffle button up and electric blue eye shadow. While the set tone was bit more serious it did however pick up as they performed songs from their past albums. There were even a few appearances by their imaginative creations which consisted of white creatures and the infamous human pigs which were a main attraction on their last tour. They finished off a fun set with “The Past is A Grotesque Animal.” Yet they hit their high when they came back onstage for an encore which consisted of a potpourri of songs from their album “Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?” It was the highlight of the show as they danced on stage with their mythical creatures while confetti explosions went off.

While this tour was more subtle and less outrageous then their past, Of Montreal seem to release a new album almost every year. It will be interesting to see what they’ll have for us next.

Photos from Of Montreal’s set in Chicago:

In Photos: Maná at Allstate Arena

Maná
All State Arena 2011
Chicago, IL

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Jennifer Hudson brings “Music, Love, Spirit, and Faith” to Ravinia

Jennifer Hudson
Ravinia Festival
Highland Park, IL

“Music, Love, Spirit, Faith”

Those are the words that Jennifer Hudson left imprinted in the minds of her fans who attended her sold out show at Ravinia. They can be used to accurately describe her heartfelt performance and latest album I Remember Me.

Jennifer Hudson has been through a lot emotionally in the past few years and it definitely reflects in her voice. She sings from within; staying true to every lyric, melody, and every song she sings.

She commanded the stage the minute she stepped out, singing “Feeling Good.” The reaction of the audience was one of amazement. I could overhear so many fans commenting on how amazing she looked. Yet aside from her looks, Jennifer has always been known for her belting voice.  From singing “No one Gonna Love You” to “Where you at” she made it look so effortless. She also sang few singles from her debut album and from Dreamgirls. As well as a duet to Michael Jackson’s “I’ll Be There” accompanied by her friend and formal idol singer George Huff.

There were many moments throughout her performance where you could feel her spirit and emotion. They were evidently apparent during her performance of “I Remember Me.” It was one of her strongest moments of the show and she even received a standing ovation from the audience as she gracefully shed a few tears after getting very emotional. Her album and single “I remember Me” reflect the hardships she’s been through in her past but stays on a positive note reminding us that we can get through anything.

Throughout her performance I was secretly wishing to hear “And I am Telling You I’m Not Going.” I felt slight disappointment as she ended her set with  “Spotlight.” Yet, as the audience was slowly exiting the venue; those of us who chanted for an encore got our wish. An amazing show ended memorably with a dynamic performance of “And I am Telling you I’m Not Going.”

From Idol, to Dreamgirls, to a successful solo career. Jennifer Hudson knows to stay true to her roots by always remembering who she is.

 

Setlist:

Feeling Good

Don’t Look Down

If this Isn’t Love

No one Gonna Love You

Where You At

Angel

I Remember Me

I’ll Be there

(Michael Jackson cover, with George Huff)

Hallelujah

(Leoanard Cohen cover)

One Night Only

Love You I Do

I Got This

Spotlight

 

Encore:

And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going

 

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Pitbull at Fantabuloso Dos

Pitbull
Fantabuloso Dos
Allstate Arena – Rosemont, IL
4/18/2011

After much hype being built up all night for his performance; Pitbull was finally on stage. He was donning his signature business look. He made dancing in a suit look damn easy. He meant business, he covered many hits from his career although only playing a 30 minute set. Some of his songs included ” Shut It Down”, “Move Shake Drop”, “On the Floor”, and “I Like it”. Although the latter are duets, his seamless performance left nothing to miss. Pitbull is one of those performers that are worth the wait. Although his performance only being 30 minutes left us wanting more.

definitely gave us a show.

Find out more of what happened at Fantabuloso here.

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In Photos: T-Pain at Fantabuloso Dos

T-Pain
Fantabuloso Dos
Allstate Arena – Rosemont, IL
4/18/2011

All photos by Jessica Emmerich

Even after 4 hours of back to back excitement the crowd was not fatigued when T-Pain arrived. As soon as the lights went on, he broke into his intro which led straight into “Buy U a Drank”. A seasoned professional; T-Pain definitely knows how to perform on stage. He performed an array of songs from “Drop It Down Low”, to his popular  “Apple Bottom Jeans”, “Make it Rain.” Accompanied by a couple of dancers, T-Pain was all over the stage. He was on one side of the stage and onto the other within seconds. His performances are fun and comical. He knows that when he’s having a good time so are we.

Find out more of what happened at Fantabuloso here.

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In Photos: Mike Posner at Fantabuloso Dos

Mike Posner
Fantabuloso Dos
Allstate Arena – Rosemont, IL
4/18/2011

All photo by Jessica Emmerich

One of the more anticipated acts was Mike. He has gained a fast following, with his good looks and smooth lyrics. He had all the girls’ attention. His hit “Please Don’t Go” was his opener. He stopped at one point during the song creating suspense before breaking back into the chorus. “Bow Chicka Wow Wow” also had everyone smoothly dancing along. He performed his own rendition of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”; nothing compared to the original. His true shining moment came when he came out wearing a bulls Jersey while singing “Cooler Than Me”. He jumped off stage into the audience , which drove fans crazy. He lost his jersey, revealing some skin, on the way back on stage. He definitely gave us a show.

Find out more of what happened at Fantabuloso here.

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In Photos: David Guetta at Fantabuloso Dos

David Guetta
Fantabuloso Dos
Allstate Arena – Rosemont, IL
4/18/2011

All photos by Jessica Emmerich


The French producer/ DJ, who got his start playing in clubs in the 80’s and 90’s, claimed to have come straight from the airport and onto the stage. As a very sought after producer, he has worked with many of today’s hottest acts from The Black Eyed Peas to Madonna. He performed his electro hits “Club Can’t Handle Me”, “When Love Takes Over”, and “Sexy Bitch.”

Find out more of what happened at Fantabuloso here.

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In Photos: Lupe Fiasco at Fantabuloso Dos

Lupe Fiasco
Fantabulosos Dos
Allstate Arena – Rosemont, IL
4/18/2011

All Photos by Jessica Emmerich

Again, another too short performance from fellow Chicagoan Lupe Fiasco. His newly released album Lasers debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200. His performance was brief starting off with a short version of “Words I never Said”. It transitioned into ” I don’t wanna care right now” during which he splashed a full water bottle onto his fans. He also played a short version of “Out of my Head” which merged into “Kick Push” his first single from his debut album. His fun performance was closed by another hit, “Superstar.”

Find out more of what happened at Fantabuloso here.

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In Photos: Taio Cruz at Fantabuloso

Taio Cruz
Fantabuloso Dos
Allstate Arena – Rosemont, IL
4/18/2011

All Photos by Jessica Emmerich

Taio Cruz was part of the massive bill at 103.5 KISS FM’s Fantabuloso Dos.  More British talent on the stage; Taio Cruz has defintely made a name for himself in the U.S. All with 2 albums, and his forthcoming album  Black and Leather on it’s way. He was very well recieved as he performed his top hits “Break Your Heart”, “Higher”, “Dirty Picture”, and “Dynamite.” Taio has a coolness to him that drove all the ladies crazy.

Find out more of what happened at Fantabuloso here.

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103.5 KISS FM’s Fantabuloso Dos

Pit Bull

Pitbull

Fans had been talking about it for weeks and the Radio station, 103.5 Kiss Fm, who hosted their Fantabuloso Dos had been heavily promoting it. With their first success with Fantabulso in 2010, they came back with an even more promising line-up consisting of Jessie j, Taio Cruz, Lupe Fiasco, T. Pain, Pitbull and many more!

We were promised 9 artists within 5 hours and they definitely delivered; most sets were short and pumped on steroids, even merging 3 songs into one! Not to complain, it was definitely a house full of talent.

Jessie J

Jessie J

Artist: Jessie J (click here for more photos)
The first to kick of the performance was London Born Jessie J. With her sleek long black bob, leopard print bodysuit, and tall black stilettos; Jessie was pure sex onstage. Not only did she look great onstage, but she has a voice that can rival any pop diva these days. She makes going up and down octaves seem easy. With an effortlessly cool performance that showcased her voice; Jessie J. was a great indication of the night to come.

Artist: Tinie Tempah
More talent from London was showcased as the South London raised rapper Tinie Tempah joined the stage. He has had a successful start in the UK winning many British awards for his music. His performance was short but energetic. He was basically in and off the stage before we could even understand what he had said.

Far East Movement

Far East Movement

Artist: Far East Movement (Click for more photos)
After hearing their massive hit “Like a G6″, which was performed that night, I was definitely excited to see Far East Movement live. The Asian- American electro hop quartet provide dance music for this generation’s teens who are symbolized by their fresh kicks, jeans and hoodies. Their performance was as dynamic as their music and videos.

Taio Cruz

Taio Cruz

Artist: Taio Cruz (Click here for more photos)
More British talent on the stage; Taio Cruz has definitely made a name for himself in the U.S. All with 2 albums, and his forthcoming album  Black and Leather on it’s way. He was very well received as he performed his top hits “Break Your Heart”, “Higher”, “Dirty Picture”, and “Dynamite.” Taio has a coolness to him that drove all the ladies crazy.

Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco

Artist: Lupe Fiasco (Click here for more photos)
Again, another too short performance from fellow Chicagoan Lupe Fiasco. His newly released album Lasers debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200. His performance was brief starting off with a short version of “Words I never Said”. It transitioned into ” I don’t wanna care right now” during which he splashed a full water bottle onto his fans. He also played a short version of “Out of my Head” which merged into “Kick Push” his first single from his debut album. His fun performance was closed by another hit, “Superstar.”

Artist: David Guetta (Click here for more photos)
The French producer/ DJ, who got his start playing in clubs in the 80’s and 90’s, claimed to have come straight from the airport and onto the stage. As a very sought after producer, he has worked with many of today’s hottest acts from The Black Eyed Peas to Madonna. He performed his electro hits “Club Can’t Handle Me”, “When Love Takes Over”, and “Sexy Bitch.”

Mike Posner

Mike Posner

Artist: Mike Posner (Click here for more photos)
One of the more anticipated acts was Mike. He has gained a fast following, with his good looks and smooth lyrics. He had all the girls’ attention. His hit “Please Don’t Go” was his opener. He stopped at one point during the song creating suspense before breaking back into the chorus. “Bow Chicka Wow Wow” also had everyone smoothly dancing along. He performed his own rendition of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”; nothing compared to the original. His true shining moment came when he came out wearing a bulls Jersey while singing “Cooler Than Me”. He jumped off stage into the audience , which drove fans crazy. He lost his jersey, revealing some skin, on the way back on stage. He definitely gave us a show.

T-Pain

T-Pain

Artist: T. Pain (Click here for more photos)
Even after 4 hours of back to back excitement the crowd was not fatigued when T. Pain arrived. As soon as the lights went on, he broke into his intro which led straight into “Buy U a Drank”. A seasoned professional; T. Pain definitely knows how to perform on stage. He performed an array of songs from “Drop It Down Low”, to his popular ” Apple Bottom Jeans”, “Make it Rain.” Accompanied by a couple of dancers, T. Pain was all over the stage. He was on one side of the stage and onto the other within seconds. His performances are fun and comical. He knows that when he’s having a good time so are we.

Artist: Pitbull (Click here for more photos)
After much hype being built up all night for his performance; Pitbull was finally on stage. He was donning his signature business look. He made dancing in a suit look damn easy. He meant business, he covered many hits from his career although only playing a 30 minute set. Some of his songs included ” Shut It Down”, “Move Shake Drop”, “On the Floor”, and “I Like it”. Although the latter are duets, his seamless performance left nothing to miss. Pitbull is one of those performers that are worth the wait. Although his performance only being 30 minutes left us wanting more.

With a successful lineup this year and an obvious success the last, 103.5 Kiss Fm’s Fantabuloso must come back next year. It’s definitely and event that is sure to keep on growing.

Photos by Jessica Emmerich

Far East Movement at Fantabuloso Dos

Far East Movement
Fantabuloso Dos
Allstate Arena – Rosemont, IL

After hearing their massive hit “Like a G6″, which was performed at 103.5 KISS FM’s Fantabuloso Dos, I was definitely excited to see Far East Movement live. The Asian- American electro hop quartet provide dance music for this generation’s teens who are symbolized by their fresh kicks, jeans and hoodies. Their performance was as dynamic as their music and videos.

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All Photos by Jessica Emmerich

Jessie J is Fantabuloso!

The first to kick of the 103.5 KISS FM’s Fantabuloso Dos was London Born Jessie J. With her sleek long black bob, leopard print bodysuit, and tall black stilettos; Jessie was pure sex onstage. Not only did she look great onstage, but she has a voice that can rival any pop diva these days. She makes going up and down octaves seem easy. With an effortlessly cool performance that showcased her voice; Jessie J. was a great indication of the night to come.

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In Photos: Rise Against at the Aragon Ballroom

Rise Against
Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
5/13/2011


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Prussia Beams in Chicago!

Prussia
Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
5/10/2011

While most people often come to shows just for the headlining band; it’d be smart to say that just because a band might be opening a show it does not mean they are not talented. In some cases  the opening act even overshadows the headlining band.

In the case of Prussia; they held their own against Tune-yards. They were the only band that night to fully utilize the stage while trancedly  dancing around. Their style of music is very eclectic utilizing a range of sounds from strings, horns, to African percussion pieces. Their songs are a mixed style of pop. They garner influence from hip-hop, soul, afro, jazz indie and many other styles of music.

Unfortunately for those who did not arrive early enough to catch Prussia; they definitely missed out as the band rocked onstage to their latest song “What Am I Going To Tell Your Mom?” from their new Ep Four For Attention.

With an edgy and fresh style, Prussia is definitely a good band to listen to this summer. Check out their Ep Four For Attention

Prussia on the Net:

http://prussiadetroit.com/

http://www.myspace.com/prussiamusic

 

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In Photos: Calle 13 at the Congress Theater

Calle 13
Congress Theater – Chicago, IL
4/7/2011

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Calle 13 on the net:

http://www.lacalle13.com/

Hey Yelle! Hey Chicago!

Yelle
Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
4/6/2011

Yelle Chicago 2

A small crowd had already begun to form at the Bottom Lounge as some unfortunate fans could not get tickets to the already sold out show. French Electro-pop artist Yelle was about to get Chicago grooving.

MoneyPenny

The quick paced and energetic performance by Moneypenny, a Chicago band, started off the show. They got the crowd energized and often interacted with the audience even letting one lucky fan hold the mic while lead singer, Jessica Gonyea, sang into the audience.

A stellar performance from brother-duo French Horn Rebellion ensued. With their mother opening the set with a warm reminder to wish our moms a happy Mother’s Day; FHR’s act was a performance of true brotherly love. The duo impressed with their killer beats and dance party antics. They even engaged in a keyboard vs. French Horn battle onstage. FHR definitely got the crowd hyped as keyboardist Robert Perlick even knocked his keyboard offstage in an attempt to show off his wild dance moves. With two outstanding opening performances, Yelle definitely had her work cut out.

Yelle’s entrance was nothing short of theatric. Her keyboardist and drummer both entered donning futuristic safari outfits. Yelle’s petit feminine frame was hardly recognizable as she appeared wearing a yeti meets Cousin It ensemble. It is very similar to the Jean-Paul Lespagnard outfit which she wears for the alternate cover of her latest album Safari Disco Club. She danced in this garment to her opening song “S’eteint Le Soleil.” Later, as her garment came off to reveal a giraffe print dress; the crowd went wild. It was exciting to see the Yelle we had come to see. Through her two wardrobe changes, she kept true to her albums title later wearing a red leopard print one-size with shoulder pads.

French Horn Rebellion

She kept the energy going as she sang a mixture of new and old songs from her past album. Her most popular “Je Veux Te Voir” drove the crowd crazy. She constantly thanked Chicago saying what an awesome crowd we were after we all claimed to be able to speak French. Although all her music is in French, it is hard to not dance along to her infectiously upbeat pop songs. She proves that dancing is universal. Her set was to end with her hit single “Safari Disco Club” but she later re-joined the stage to finish off with a two song encore consisting of “Cooler Couleur” and “A Cause Des Garçons.
Yelle definitely left everyone wanting more. We can all hope she does come back soon.

 

Setlist:

S’Etient Le Soliel
Qui Est Cette Fille
Unillusion
Ce Jeu
La Musique
La Musique Remix
J’ai Bu
Comme Un Enfant
C’est Pas Une Vie
Que Veux Tu
Safari Disco Club

Encore:
Cooler Couleur
A Cause Des Garçons

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Foals! Showing Chicago Who’s in Charge

Foals
Metro – Chicago, IL
4/26/2011

Foals is:
Yannis Phillppakis (Vocals, Guitar, Live Drums)
Jack Bevan (Drums)
Jimmy Smith (Guitar)
Edwin Congreave (Keyboard, Backing Vocals)
Walter Gervers (Bass, Backing Vocals)

The night started out early for the younger crowd as they filled out the Metro by 6pm on a Wednesday evening. As people were trickling in, the Naked and Famous had already begun to play. It was a night of firsts for the band as they announced that it was the first time they were playing in Chicago, and the first time they were performing so early. By the time they finished their set the venue still seemed only half full.

Next up Freelance Whales took the stage. I was ecstatic, knowing that they played an eclectic range of instruments from the electric guitar, to the harmonium, banjo, mandolin, and glockenspiel; they were able to impressively incorporate them all onstage. Their songs are very serene and melodic; therefore the crowd seemed calm. It was only after halfway into their set, 6 songs to be exact, that the crowd began to get restless. It seems a bit ridiculous for a band that has only released one album, containing 13 songs, to play a 12 song set. After they finished their last song, the crowd was more than ready and thrilled for Foals.

The change in energy was drastic. The crowd went ballistic the moment that lead singer Yannis stepped on stage. They opened up with “Blue Blood” a single from their latest album Total Life Forever. They rocked on playing their hits “Miami” and “Spanish Sahara.” They also kept going back and forth into playing songs like “Olympic Airways” and “Balloons” from their debut album, Antidotes.

Yannis is definitely a force to see as he fully utilized the stage jumping, head-banging and stomping all around. He even whipped his hair back in forth so well that willow Smith would be proud. The energy that the crowd had pent up during the first two acts was definitely felt all through Foals’ set. Luckily they are the main act; otherwise they’d be a tough act to follow.

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Surprise! The Black Lips

Black Lips
Logan Square Auditorium – Chicago, IL
4/22/2011

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When I first took on the assignment of shooting The Black Lips I was not too thrilled about them. In fact, it turned into dread as their performance approached. I had listened to them a few times and decided that their self-described genre of “flower punk” was outside of my comfort range.

I was a bit shocked that they’ve been in the industry for quite a while already and they recorded 5 albums and releasing their 6th album, Arabia Mountain, this summer. They have slowly built up a fan-base that definitely appreciates their style. This was definitely apparent in the crowd’s reaction towards their presence.

Walking into the Logan Square Auditorium, it felt like I was stepping back in time to a 90’s high school dance. Even the opening performance by Vivian Girls seemed fitting. The all girl band from Brooklyn got the crowd’s attention and more. Bombshell Kickball Katy (aka Katy Goodman) is certainly no stranger to the cat-calling from the guys as she playfully turned down their unsolicited suggestions. After playing a few songs into their set, the moshing began which was a small indication of what was yet to come.

The moment the Black Lips came on stage the crowd went wild. They made their entrance, high-fiving their front row fans. They broke into their set with “Sea of Blasphemy.” Many of the songs they played were from their new album, Arabia Mountain, but they also made room for classics. By then the crowd was in full drive as the moshing intensified while drinks flew through the air and fans surfed the crow. During their most popular hit “Bad Kids,” the audience participated in a classic stage invasion take-over while the band continued to rock.

It was impressive to see the interaction between band and fans as the energy radiated around the room. I caught the mania and can now say that they were loud, they were aggressive, and they were awesome!

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Two Door Cinema Club induces excitement in Chicago

Two Door Cinema Club
Park West – Chicago, IL
4/7/2011

Two Door Cinema Club is:
Alex Trimble- Lead Vocals, Guitar, Synths
Sam Halliday- Guitar, Vocals
Kevin Baird- Bass, Vocals
Benjamin Thompson- Drums

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Lately it seems that Chicago is very optimistic for the contrast in warm weather that is on its way this summer. For the rest of us, who find optimism in music, we were not disappointed with the performance brought to us by Two Door Cinema Club at the Park West Theatre.

This indie-rock band is showing Chicago its recognition. After selling out their last show in Chicago back in October, they are back for round two offering hardcore fans a second chance of ecstasy. It’s impossible to not get your mood elevated with their subtle lyrics, and thrillingly catchy electro-pop beats. They exemplify a recent trend in indie-rock which incorporates electronic music and dance. With their hit songs “Something Good Can work,” “Undercover Martyn,” “I can talk,” and “Cigarettes in the Theatre” a feeling of excitement is conjured by their swift vocal accompaniments and quick tempos.

TDCC do not disappoint live either, they are true performers. Playing to a broad age spectrum, the boisterous crowd did not fatigue. They wasted no time heavily kicking into their set with their hit “Cigarettes in the Theatre.” What is most impressive is their sharp polished sound. It’s striking to hear an artist sound as good live as they do on their album.

Their of-the-moment sound and impressive live performances have even scored them a spot on stage at Coachella this year. It is easily seen as well deserved.

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See Two Door Cinema Club on Tour:


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Ellie Goulding Shines in Chicago

Ellie Goulding
Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
3/30/2011

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After much buzz from the blogosphere, Ellie Goulding is finally touring the U.S. since finally releasing her highly anticipated album Lights.

Ellie Goulding is able to connect with fans through writing about personal experiences. Many of her songs are about heartache and love, a topic well known by many of us. Goulding did not always see singing as a career opportunity. It wasn’t until she found the confidence, after winning a university talent competition while studying Politics, English, and Drama at the University Kent in Canterbury, which she decided to give it a chance. She teamed up with an electro-pop producer, moved to London, and began writing songs. Since then her songs like “Starry Eyed“, “Under the Sheets,” “The Writer,” and “Guns and Horses” have become hits.

Ellie Goulding is finally showing her Chicago fans much love. Playing to a sold out show, her fans in return received her warmly. They were very supportive even helping her sing through songs whenever her voice would strain due to sickness. She humbly chatted up the audience in between songs and even admitted to needing her apple vodka and tea to get her through. You could sense the strong connection she had with her fans as she made them laugh and “aww” with her down-to-earthiness.

She opened up strong with her hit “Under the Sheets” and finished off the show with her biggest hit “Starry Eyed,” which really got the crowd moving and singing along.

Throughout the show she made sure to let all her fans know how much she appreciated their support through her sickness. She expressed much disappointment in herself tweeting how much she enjoyed the show even though it was not her best. She even took it upon herself to make it up saying, “And I promise I will come back to Chicago in the summer and do another show and absolutely rage. Hold me to that xxx.” Keep an eye out for that summer show; it’s bound to sell out too.

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Ellie on Tour:

View Ellie Goulding tour dates