REVIEW: Sarah McLachlan Celebrates 30 Years of ‘Fumbling Towards Ecstasy’

Sarah McLachlan is celebrating the 30th anniversary of her breakthrough album Fumbling Towards Ecstasy with live performances across North America and Canada. 

On June 22, the 29-city American leg landed at Boston Harbor’s scenic outdoor venue, Leader Bank Pavilion.

Feist, known for her popular 2007 single “1234,” led the night with an equally nostalgic set. 

In a press release announcing the tour, McLachlan revealed, “I think it’s interesting as an artist or as a human for that matter, to be able to go back and look at a postcard of a time in your life and reflect on it…I think this tour is going to be a real walk down memory lane for me, and I’m hoping that my audience, many of whom have been with me for 30 years, will also be able to go back in time with me.”

That night, McLachlan led fans, as well as a blue heron perched on the lights above, down memory lane as she wove through the entirety of Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, as well as “Building a Mystery” and “I Will Remember You,” which she sang from behind a baby grand piano. 

Photo of Sarah McLachlan performing in Boston
Photo Credit: Kevin Johnson

The album wasn’t the only thing Sarah was celebrating that night. During the encore, she invited the audience to sing “Happy Birthday” to her guitar tech and her daughter, Taja. 

She closed the night with “Angel,” which still proves to be one of her most recognizable singles, especially since it soundtracked one of the most heart wrenching commercials of the early 2000s. 

On July 6, Sarah will be wrapping the North American leg of the tour. However, she will be welcoming Tiny Habits to join her this Fall as she makes her homecoming with a tour across Canada. 

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Featured Photo Credit: Kevin Johnson

Photo of Sarah McLachlan performing in Boston
Photo Credit: Kevin Johnson