On June 24, Lawrence welcomed Boston fans “into this fun, weird, cool community” for the last show on the Sounds of Summer tour. Although the band had played a handful of times in the city, it was the second time they played at the LeaderBank Pavilion.
Lawrence performed a diverse selection from their decade long discography, surrounded by a stage of glowing televisions. The band kicked off their 15 song set off with “More,” a single featured on their latest album Hotel TV and played “Do You Want To Do Nothing with Me?,” a song about, “someone you love, more specifically someone you love to do nothing with,” release during Clyde’s college years at Brown.
Fans were also treated to an unreleased and relatable new single “23,” followed by Clyde’s promise that all fans would get to hear the song soon.
As a nod to their early days as a cover band, Lawrence brought out their Bucket of Covers, a container filled with fan requests written on plastic balls. Clyde invited a dedicated fan named Brandon to draw the first ball. He pulled Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name,.” and the crowd cheered as Lawrence proceeded to put a soulful spin on the 90s classic.
The performance then took a very poignant turn on the day of the overturning of Roe vs. Wade when Gracie dedicated the band’s empowering top 40 anthem, “Don’t Lose Sight” “ to the women in the crowd and told them “Don’t lose sight. I got you. We got each other.”
To close out the set, Gracie reached into the Bucket of Covers one last time. “We should end on this. This is good,” Gracie commented as she drew Sean Paul’s 2003 hit “Get Busy.”
In typical Lawrence fashion, the Curb Your Enthusiasm theme played the band off stage to conclude a memorable set that resumed when they returned to the stage for their encore with Misterwives and Winnetka Bowling League to perform Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” sending electric energy throughout the waterfront venue.