REVIEW + PHOTOS: HONDA CIVIC TOUR @ SUNLIGHT SUPPLY AMPHITHEATER, AUGUST 23 2017
Written by Tariq Abdellatif on August 25, 2017
OneRepublic, Fitz and the Tantrums
FFO: American Authors, The Fray, The Script, Imagine Dragons, Ed Sheeran
The Honda Civic Tour dropped by the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater this last Wednesday. It consisted of the bands OneRepublic and Fitz and the Tantrums. James Arthur was on the original lineup as well but unfortunately had to cancel. The event was brought to you by Live Nation.
The first to come on stage was Fitz and the Tantrums, lead singers Michael Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs struggled between calling the audience Ridgefield (Where the amphitheater is located) or Portland, where a majority of the audience was from. It’s important to note, not once did they call the audience Vancouver. Fitz and the Tantrums put on an amazing opening act. I’m surprised a band as energetic and eccentric as them aren’t headlining their own shows. They would repeatedly express gratitude to all the fans who came early to see them and ended their set with arguably their most famous song “Handclap” off their self titled album.
Next up to close out the show were the legends themselves, OneRepublic. Starting their set with “Stop and Stare” one of their greatest hits off their first album Dreaming Out Loud. Lead singer Ryan Tedder would tell a story about a song he wrote or give an explanation about OneRepublic‘s hiatus in between songs that they would preform. The stories were heartfelt, their songs were nostalgic, the stage production was amazing and their performance was unforgettable. They ended their amazing set with their most well known song “Apologize”, their collaboration with producer Alesso “If I Lose Myself” and their latest hit “Counting Stars.”
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