OneRepublic – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
– November 29, 2016
OneRepublic played at The
Fillmore on Tuesday, November 29 and did not disappoint. I grew up listening to
the bands’ progress and I’ve seen them come up with some hits and some not so
popular songs. Now, the band is back and better than ever with a new album and
a new sound. Here are some of my observations form the concert…
Music is rarely live anymore
It feels like nowadays it
is hard to get a genuinely good band to play live and put their soul into their
performance. To my surprise, Ryan Tedder, OneRepublic’s lead singer holds many
talents. Not only does my new man crush hit all the high notes but he rocks a
tambourine and plays his heart out on the piano. Brent Kutzle, the bands’
cellist, began to play Secrets and
the crowd went wild. It’s live music and talent like theirs that has guided
this bands’ success over the years.
turnout at the Fillmore was disappointing, taking into consideration it was a
Tuesday night and the show was a special promotion by American Airlines and
MasterCard. However, everyone that did attend danced and sang along as if there
was a full house. It is rare to get good energy from the entire crowd nowadays.
Because the turnout was not huge, the concert felt a lot more personal, which
added to the vitality of the night.
Ryan Tedder should be a Comedian
the amazing performance put on by the band, Tedder would intervene with
hilarious words of wisdom and jokes. The band did an excellent job keeping the
crowd’s interest throughout the night.
Their New Sound
their latest album on October 7, 2016, almost two years after their last album.
The sound is completely new, but definitely did not disappoint. The new album
features other guest artists like Peter Gabriel and Santigold, which Tedder was
very excited about. They played one of their new songs “A.I.,” saying “we know
it’s a weird song.” The new songs stayed true to the bands’ iconic sound, but
in a way that was new and reinvented.
The Classic Hits
I can’t forget about the
songs that put OneRepublic where they are today; they played them all! I admit,
there may have been a few tears during “Good Life,” which was to be expected
with Tedder’s long-drawn high notes and soulful performance. Overall, my
experience covering the concert will not be forgotten and I can say that I have
re-discovered my love for OneRepublic.
Days N Daze in Philly (8/29/15) at The Sound Hole.
Whitney had bronchitis and all the mics went out so unfortunately their show didn’t go as planned.): but they were still fantastic!!
Check out photos of the other bands, The Stupid Stupid Henchmens, The Damn Long Hairs, Night Gaunts as well as a special appearance by Erik Petersen of Mischief Brew here: