Yesterday, 11th May (due to the time difference technically today – if you are in Europe as am I) LP has started her US Spring Tour at the Venue Nightclub in Vancouver, BC, that’s Canada. This 600 person space has one of Vancouver’s best soundsystems and light shows. LP’s support for this tour is Josiah and the Bonnevilles, and according to his bio it’s roots-oriented indie folk act led by Tennessee-born singer/songwriter Josiah Leming.
As for the setlist, LP pretty much stuck to her tested recipe from her very successful European Tour, starting with ‘Muddy Waters’, followed by ‘Strange’, ‘Tightrope’, ‘Up Against Me’, ‘Other People’ & ‘You Want It All’. Then hers & JD’s solo with ‘Switchblade’. Coming next, ‘Death Valley’, ‘Levitator’, ‘Suspicion’, ‘Tokyo Sunrise’, ‘No Witness’, ‘When We’re High’, ‘Someday’ and big finish with ‘Lost On You’. And for encore, ‘Forever for Now’ (solo) and ‘Into The Wild’. That’s 17 songs in total!
Not sure how talkative LP was starting her US tour, as there is not that much shared, BUT, she seemed very relaxed and was a huge hit with the audience, who was captived by her voice and on-stage persona. So now I will go straight to few quotes that I liked the most, starting with @starlightmint who wrote “I will never understand how such a powerful voice can fit in such a tiny body. Thank you @iamlpofficial for bringing your magical voice and charming personality to Vancouver! ?”.
@rachele__k: “Witnessing an epic vocal performer and songwriter in a smaller venue is one of my favourite things. Catch them before they get HUGE! I swear she didn’t hit an off note all night. Seriously insane vocals from @iamlpofficial, impeccable whistling and fearless strutting with the ukulele. So much fun!”. @scarlettjen added: “The best live vocals I have ever heard. Ever”. And if you still need to be reassured about LP’s vocal power, @krismahinay wrote: “You know you’re in a good concert when the artist sounds better live, damn!!”.
Another nice quote from @aimielaws: “What an amazing concert. Best performer I’ve ever seen … her vocals were absolutely incredible!!! Thank you @iamlpofficial ??✌?❤️?. The crowd loved every second of it”.
And a final quote & stunning pic by @tatiana.alva who kindly shared her words with me: “Rainy Thursday in Vancouver, after waiting anxiously in line I finally entered to a relatively small venue. I can’t believe I can easily go to the front line to see face to face LP. LP got my attention when I went to Europe last year, my Russian friend shared Lost on You with me and I loved her since then. Apparently LP is way more popular in Europe than in Canada, I asked to all my friends to join me to the concert, nobody could make it and because I am used to do whatever I like by myself I bought my super cheap tickets and went. Yes, even the price was unbelievable for such a wonderful singer and composer, what is going on with you Vancouver!!!… The truth is, as soon as LP gets more and more popularity in Vancouver I will say proudly I was there, I sang with her, I shook her hand, and I sublimely transported myself in time and space to LP dimension.” Thank you Tatiana!
Like I wrote on Twitter, I will be covering this tour, but since I am not attending any of the shows (I do live in Europe), and there won’t be a strong ‘fanclub’ presence, so I am relaying only on what is being shared – mostly via Instagram. Posts won’t be as detailed, but I will try my best, as usual. Also here are few links not to be missed. Great video – interview with LP by Ralphie Aversa can be found here.
Another fabulous interview for ‘Something About’ with great shots of LP, is here. Interviewer did his homework and asked interesting questions, while LP provided insightful answers. I love learning new things about LP and her songs. My favourite quote: “Sometimes songs evolve, and I realise what I was actually writing about. It’s funny with this song “You want it all” I wrote it not even about my ex girlfriend, but about my ex ex girlfriend, I wrote it from her perspective and I think that’s kind of lame sometimes but it’s based loosely on what I feel I did. Now it’s flipped in my mind to where it’s about me, and everything I had to give up to ‘go for it’.”
Another great interview for The Advocate Magazine, titled ‘The Next Great Lesbian Singer’, however do not be discouraged by it. The Magazine is The World’s Leading LGBT News Source, so that’s why they wanted to point that out. Another favourite quote of mine, when LP was asked: Why do you think you’re resonating there? (as in her music in Europe), she said: “I like to say, “People have fucking ears!” But I honestly don’t know. I think that people relate on matters of the heart. I’m a very emotional singer and songwriter”. For full quote and interview, just click here.
Finally LP was a musical guest on three Late Night Shows. First one, with Jimmy Fallon, I have covered in my earlier post. Then LP performed ‘Lost On You’, for James Corden’s audience, video is here and Conan O’Brien, for video, click here. Today LP is back in US, with her second of twenty concerts in total, at Tractor Taver in Seattle, WA. Coverage tomorrow.