Earlier this month Chloe Moriondo joined Ashnikko at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club for the ‘DEMIDEVIL’ tour. A few weeks later and a mile up the road, Moriondo was back to headline at Brighton Music Hall for their ‘Blood Bunny’ tour.
Contrary to the gory tour name, the show was incredibly wholesome. From Moriondo’s expression of gratitude for their fans to fan-made signs that read “Good job! Proud of you.”
The show opened with English singer/songwriter Alfie Templeman marking his first official gig in Boston. The Alt pop rocker impressed the crowd with guitar solos and falsetto. He brought the funk with songs like “Everybody’s Gonna Love Somebody,” and closed his set with his most popular single “Happiness In Liquid Form,” but not before promising the enthusiastic Boston crowd that he’d return again soon.
Between his and Moriondo’s set, he sat on the edge of the stage next to Moriondo’s stuffed bunnies and greeted fans at the barricade hugging, taking photos and thanking them for coming out.
Instead of beginning their set with a song, Moriondo stood at their light-wrapped mic stand and took a moment to thank the crowd. She explained that “it has been a day” and that their bassist wasn’t able to join them that night, but acknowledged the fans who swooped in to help.
The positive energy continued to flow with their songs “Bodybag” and “I Eat Boys.” Moriondo jammed out on bass, sticker mosaiced acoustic, and electric guitar as she wore an infectious smile and giggled with pure joy at being able to share their music with the audience.
She surprised the crowd with “one of [their] favorite songs on the album,” “Kindergarten.” She strummed the ukelele, while playfully teasing their guitarist. “You’re distracting me, stop it,” she cooed.
Moriondo played “Silly Girl,” a song she wrote when she was thirteen, solo on stage and was joined by opener Alfie for their new single, “Dizzy.”
Moriondo’s set was punctuated by check-ins with the crowd reminding everyone to stay hydrated. “Having you happy and healthy during my show means a lot to me,” she told the crowd.
Chloe closed the night with their unreleased single “Hell Hounds,” which had the crowd jumping.
“I love you. Please take care of yourself” she called to the crowd cheering for more.
The energy Moriondo created spilled out into the streets of Boston as new found friends and “family” exchanged hugs and contacts.
Catch Chloe Moriondo on tour! Tickets here.