“Boston, It’s been awhile!” For MARINA fans old and new, her show at the Orpheum Theater was well worth the wait.
Swedish artist, Tove Styrke warmed the crowd up with her high energy performance. Her vocals, flowy dress, use of the stage, and eye-catching lighting was impressive and earned attention and cheers from the crowd.
Aware of the crowd’s eagerness to reunite with the Welsh artist, MARINA’s set began shortly after.
Under the glow of red lights, MARINA kicked things off with “Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land,” the title of both her tour and her most recent album.
Her diverse set featured songs from her latest album all the way back to her first album, The Family Jewels, which MARINA noted had just turned twelve years old.
Songs like “Are You Satisfied?” and “Oh No!” made long time MARINA fans so excited as she sang the throwbacks with her distinct soaring vocals.
The message of her empowering anthem “Man’s World” became even more powerful with the addition of the audience’s harmonies. “You guys are expressive,” MARINA noted of the fans’ singing.
The lighting throughout the show was stunning. The bright lights felt celebratory, while the video backdrops elevated the performance. During “Handmade Heaven,” the large screens filled with a gorgeous sunset and silhouetted birds.
MARINA’s energy was infectious as she alternated from piano to standing to jumping. “Boston jump for me,” she called to the crowd.
She ended the set with what she affectionately called “The Heartbreak Section,” which of course had to include “How to be a Heartbreaker.”
Before closing out the night, MARINA said farewell and thank you to the crowd with her song “Goodbye.”
Catch MARINA in a city near you. Tickets here!