On March 29, Jojo made the newly opened Roadrunner in Boston feel like home.
Surrounded by friends, family, and longtime fans, the MA native gave an emotional and dynamic performance for the city she calls home.
Opener Lindsey Lomis began the night with her guitar. Her impressive vocals during songs like “Simple Love” entranced the audience.
Tanerélle kept the electric energy going with her set. A simple stage setup accentuated her captivating presence, soulful vocals, and chill melodies.
With very little downtime between sets, fans didn’t have to wait long for Jojo to take the stage.
Silhouetted behind a screen, Jojo welcomed the crowd into the present with words of encouragement and warm, soulful vocals.
Her 24 song set included tracks off her 2020 studio album good to know, a duet with Lomis, and covers from Drake and Rihanna. “Are there any 90s babies out there,” she asked before beginning her cover of SWV’s “Weak.” “I’ll start the verse and you take the chorus.”
“Music is my therapy,” she told the crowd, as she sang through the songs that were inspired by her life.
Harmonies and vocals were juxtaposed with equally impressive laser lighting that extended out over the crowd.
Her Boston pride was apparent in her casual cursing. “I think it’s a masshole thing. I love to curse,” she joked.
Kidding aside, her gratitude for the city and the crowd was undeniable. “Joanna would exist, but Jojo would not exist without you,” she told her fans.
She dedicated her song “Music.” to her supporters. During the emotional and deeply personal performance about her musical journey, Roadrunner filled with cell phone lights and “I love you” hand signs. “Me and my Dad used to do that to each other all the time,” she tearfully noted.
“I’m going to start crying because I’m back home in Boston,” she said as she choked back tears before thanking the Boston crowd, “I love you madly. Thank you.”
If a Jojo show could be summed up in one word, it would be gratitude: an appreciation for opportunities, talented peers, family, and fans.
We too are grateful we got to experience Jojo here at home.
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