BY TER STAFF
Perhaps one of the most impressive and underrated pop tours this spring, Charlie Puth brought his sold-out Nine Track Mind Tour to Chicago’s Park West with singers Phoebe Ryan and Sophie Beem.
Kicking off the night was Parkwood Music artist Sophie Beem. Tonight was Sophie’s first ever show in Chicago and it certainly won’t be her last. The singer/songwriter picked up a number of new fans with her Justin Bieber ‘Love Youself’ cover as she celebrated the new release of her self-titled EP with Chicago. Only 16-years-old, Sophie Beem is new to the game but she isn’t going anywhere. Expect a lot from this exciting young artist, and given she is Beyonce’s artist, what other reasons do you need to add Sophie Beem to your playlist?
Next up was 25-year-old ‘Mine’ singer Phoebe Ryan. And while Phoebe gave an awesome performance for EDM fans last summer at Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival, Ryan did even better tonight when performing for a pop crowd in an intimate theatre setting. Highlights of her set included Ryan’s performance of her new addictive single ‘Chronic’. And it was only right that during Ryan’s stay in Chicago that she perform her awesome cover/mashup of Chicago’s own, R. Kelly’s ‘Ignition Remkx’, mashed with Miguel’s ‘Do You’. It’s no wonder that Phoebe Ryan is one of Taylor Swifts favorite artists right now.
Soon after Ryan stepped off stage, it was time for the man of the night, singer/songwriter Charlie Puth. Made famous from his writing and vocals on the Wiz Khalifa assisted smash hit, ‘See You Again’, Puth is not only one of the most exciting pop artists to watch right now, but he is perhaps the best young songwriter in music today. From his memorable performances tonight, of his singles ‘One Call Away’ and his Meghan Trainor collaboration ‘Marvin Gaye’ to some of his B-sides from his new debut album Nine Track Mind (where his current tour get its name), Charlie Puth put on a show that the Windy City will not soon forget. Live instruments at pop concerts are not dead, and Charlie Puth is living proof of that tonight.
Check out our photos from tonight’s performance below and check out the remaining dates from Puth’s Nine Track Mind Tour here.
Photos by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration