BY TER STAFF
Giving new life to the timeless soul music of decades past, everyone’s favorite, Leon Bridges, brought his headlining tour to Milwaukee’s lakeside BMO Harris Pavilion on Sunday night. Performing in support of his sophomore LP, Good Thing, Bridges kept the crowd in awe from start to finish, delivering cuts from his new album as well as singles and fan favorites from his 2015 debut.
Bridges brought the numbers out on Sunday, and that packed audience says a lot given that last night’s performance was at an outdoor amphitheater on Lake Michigan in the Wisconsin fall. Nothing was stopping Bridges fans from enjoying a great show.
And although the crowd was chilly, the tracks were fire. The Texas native kicked off his set with his 2018 song, ‘If It Feels Good (Then It Must Be)’, and with his dancing and soulful vocals on display from the concert’s first moments, the vibes felt good as well. Tracks like ‘Better Man’ and ‘Bad Bad News’ soon followed, as Bridges continued to hop throughout his discography for the rest of the set.
What stood out most from last night’s concert was the more upbeat mood throughout the performance. With a voice like Bridges you can stand at the microphone the entire night and still give a memorable set, but with his new tour, his dancing and stage presence was a few steps above his last Milwaukee performance years ago. While still drawing influences from blues legends of the ’50s and ’60s, the 2018 Leon Bridges has a little Usher in his game as well. But it’s still his amazing voice that steals the show!
As he continues to grow as a live performer, we already can’t wait to see what Leon Bridges may have in store for tours to come.
Check out our photos from last night’s performance below and get your tickets for the remaining dates of Leon Bridges’ tour here.
Photos by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration