Tate McRae’s show was the place to be on April 1. Fans and friends of the artist filled Boston’s sold-out Royale to see not one, but three acts that found popularity in the past two years.
GAYLE kicked things off with her set. The Nashville based artist performed songs including “ur just horny,” and her viral hit, “abcdefu.”
GAYLE’s simple setup spotlighted her distinct gritty vocals and her stage presence.
This set was of particular importance for GAYLE because it was her last on Tate’s tour. It has been a whirlwind few months for the artist, but when she took a moment to soak in the crowd chanting her name and singing back her lyrics, she couldn’t help but tear up. “You’re going to make me cry,” she told the crowd.
An upstage “Mimi Webb” light flickered on to welcome the UK artist to the Boston stage for the very first time on her debut North American tour.
The excitement of her premiere came across in her memorable performance. The high energy of Mimi’s songs like “House on Fire” and “24/5” had her skipping from one side of the stage to the next. It was hard not to instantly want to smile and start dancing along to her vivacity and infectious melodies.
The buzzing energy of the night made time fly and before the crowd knew it, it was time for the main act, Tate McRae.
Under lights as bright as the star it was spotlighting, Tate danced onto the stage.
As a former competitive dancer, Tate’s set was equally about dancing and singing. In front of a neon T8 backdrop, Tate danced and sang songs like “Stupid” and “Happy Face,” while her back up dancers performed by her side.
Tate’s fans have been a major part of her success, so it was only fitting that she made them a part of the show. From the first few notes of “stupid,” she came to the edge of the stage to sing directly to the fans, even the fans at the far corners. During “r u ok,” Tate grabbed a fan’s phone to capture her POV.
For her earliest single on the set, “all my friends are fake,” she sat at the edge of the stage and noted to the fans, “ A lot of you guys have been there since then, right?”
Tate’s effervescence was captivating whether she performed up beat songs or slower songs like her cover of The Script’s “Breakeven” and her single “wish I loved you in the 90’s.”
After thanking fans “for everything,” she briefly left the stage before an encore.
Excitement built as a lub-dub rhythm echoed from a red lit stage.
She returned to the stage for “she’s all i wanna be” and “you broke me first.”
After experiencing a Tate McRae show, it’s hard not to get excited for her new album dropping May 27.
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