On November 1, Jake Wesley Rogers brought the sunshine to a dreary Boston as a special guest on Kesha’s Only Love Tour (formerly the GAG ORDER Tour).
Dubbed by Sir Elton John “a major talent,” this breakout star shined bright in his primary color-blocked overalls.
From a piano centerstage and a traveling mic stand, the Missouri native performed songs including “Lavendar Forever” and “Middle of Love.” The powerful anthems embodied his energy and extraordinary talent.
In between songs, Jake would pause to pour a cup of tea from his cranberry red teapot. While sipping from a canary yellow teacup, he would offer encouraging words like, “I really want you to hear it today if you don’t hear it anywhere else, you’re supposed to be here. You’re supposed to belong here. You are here for a reason, even if the reason is unclear.”
During a performance of his latest single, “Window,” a stirring message of hope and healing, fans illuminated the venue with cell phone lights. “Thank you for the stars,” Jake praised.
Other songs on his setlist included the unreleased “Hot Gospel,” a cover of Bob Dylan’s 1964 protest anthem, “The Times They Are a-Changin,” and “God Bless,” a song “for all my queer siblings,” he told the audience.
Jake ended his set with the uplifting “Pluto,” a resonating hit about not allowing others to dull your shine.
Jake Wesley Rogers, thank you for inviting us into your universe!