Phillip Phillips is Magnetic in Seattle and Vancouver

When we go to the movies, we agree to suspend our disbelief and let ourselves be told a story. When we go to a concert, there is a contract between artist and audience to be open, be vulnerable and share in a special, ephemeral moment. In his recent stops in Seattle, WA and Vancouver, Canada Phillip Phillips more than fulfilled his part of this contract, performing a mix of old and new songs with a beautiful combination of masterful skill and passionate abandon, his heart fully open. Though the back to back shows were completely different in energy and mood, both were a reminder of the power of live music to elevate us from the everyday into the joyful and the extraordinary.

Phillip Phillips is in the middle of his Magnetic Tour in support of his third album Collateral. And even though Phillips has toured nearly constantly for the last six years, this tour has special significance. Freed from the legal troubles that weighed on him since early 2015, the tour represents, in a way, a new beginning. While is impossible to say that his shows have ever been anything less than electric, there was in Phillips a new boldness and self-assuredness that was evident not only in his singing and playing, but also in his command of the audience, making us laugh one minute, sing in perfect unison the next, and be in tears a few minutes later at the end of the song.

Accompanying Phillips this tour is a multi-talented, brand new group of musicians, which have given the music its own 2018 flavour: the incredible Jeff Randall on drums, Jared Jackson on bass and trumpet, Elliott Blaufuss on keys and saxophone, and the low-key but powerful Evan Penza on guitar. Phillips’ voice has also never sounded better, pushed to new heights in the soulful “Magnetic,” the magical “I Dare You” and the ever moving “Miles,” which has been bookended by the most delicious jam from the start of the tour. With three albums to choose from at this point, Phillips has been creating rich set lists that even without my favourite “Man On The Moon” (missing both nights) were full of highlights during the shows this past weekend: from a fiery cover of “Thriller” as the opener in Seattle, to a heartbreaking “What Will Become of Us” in Vancouver, and wonderfully fresh and electrifying performances of “Gone Gone Gone” and “Home” in both shows. Special mention must also be made of the incredible light design for this tour, a beautiful display of candy-coulored set pieces that perfectly accompanied each sound and mood.

The Ballroom Thieves, from Boston, MA, opened both shows and were spellbinding in their own right, with songs reminiscent of old mariner’s tunes and country laments at the same time.

As Phillips has been doing for the entire tour, he performed a couple of songs before the shows as part of a VIP Meet & Greet experience. Listen to the audio of the acoustic shows and take a look at some photos from Seattle, below!

Phillip Phillips’ tour continues tonight at The Fillmore, in San Francisco, CA and continues until April 14 with a last show in Chattanooga, TN. Visit Phillips’ official site to get your tickets!

All photos and audio by PhillPhillcom.

Phillip Phillips at The Fillmore (Photos)

Phillip Phillips played a fiery and funky set at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD over the weekend. Incredible duo/band the Striking Matches opened the set and will continue touring in support of Phillip until March 3rd.

Phillip Phillips performs at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD. Photo: Erika Houser.
Phillip Phillips performs at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD. Photo: Elvan McMillen.

Thankfully, two of our favourite fan photographers were there the capture all the music and the amazingness. Check out some of their pics below!

The Magnetic Tour continues tonight at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC. Get your tickets to the Magnetic Tour.
Photos by Elvan McMillen and Erika Houser.

Phillip Phillips Plays Sold Out Shows at The Sinclair

Phillip Phillips closed the first week of his Magnetic Tour with two back to back sold out shows in Cambridge, MA. Held at The Sinclair (capacity is just over 500 people), the shows were as intimate as a full band performance can get.

Phillip Phillips performing at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA. Photo by Liv.

In addition to that intimate energy, Phillip gave the audience–some of whom attended both shows–two completely different set lists each night. Two songs from Collateral stood out from the set lists, “I Dare You”and “Sand Castles,” which was performed live for the first time last night.

Check out videos of those performances below!

The Magnetic Tour continues tomorrow at The Fillmore, in Silver Spring, MD.
Featured photo: Gabriel Moy Calderón.
Videos: Joey G.

Phillip Phillips Kicks Off Magnetic Tour

Phillip Phillips opened his “Magnetic Tour” with three back to back, super packed shows over the weekend. The three stops included Cherokee, NC, Charlotte, NC and Norfolk, VA.

With the exception of Jeff Randall on drums, Phillip has recruited an entire new band for this tour. And if the clips shared by fans on social media are any indication, Phillip and this band are on fire, with multiple songs from Collateral on the set list, some brand new covers, and plenty of amazing jams.

Phillip Phillips performing at The Neighbourhood Theatre in Charlotte, NC. Photo: Keely Caulder.

Phillip will continue his tour tomorrow in Philadelphia, PA. Also, set your DVRs: tomorrow Tuesday, February 13th, Phillip will also be performing at Live with Kelly and Ryan on ABC at 9:00 am local time!

Visit Phillip Phillips’ official site to get tickets for the Magnetic Tour. And check out some great photos from the shows below!

Featured Photo: @twaidelich’s Instagram.

Do Not Miss It, Phillip Phillips’ Magnetic Tour Starts Soon

It’s been just over a week since Phillip Phillips new album Collateral came out. And next Friday, February 9, Phillip will kick off his Magnetic Tour to celebrate the release and bring the new music to cities across the US.

Phillip will open his tour in Cherokee, NC, and then make stops in Charlotte, NC, two stops in Cambridge, MA and a stop in New York, NY on February 18. Phillip will then head south and play three shows in his home state of Georgia, as well as Nashville, TN and Charleston, NC. Shows in the West Coast include a Seattle, WA, Portland, OR and San Francisco and Los Angeles in California. To the joy of some lucky Canadian fans, Phillip will also visit Vancouver and Toronto north of the border.

This is Phillip’s first headlining tour since he co-headlined his 2016 tour with Matt Nathanson. This being a winter/spring tour, the venues include some great clubs and small theatres which promise to bring an intimate feel to the shows.

In addition, as he has been doing since last year’s tour with the Goo Goo Dolls, most tickets include a VIP option which provides fans in each city the opportunity to enjoy a short acoustic pre-concert performance, a meet and greet with Phillip and many other great memorabilia.

Joining Phillip on the tour are two amazing bands that are sure to elevate the shows to a new level. Nashville duo the Striking Matches will open for Phillip during the first leg of the tour, and The Ballroom Thieves from Boston, MA will joint Phillip the remainder of the tour. The tour dates tour will go from February 9 to April 14, with a last show in Chattanooga, TN.

In the last six years Phillip has played with an incredible number of musicians on tour. It will be a surprise to see who will be joining Phillip this time. We know that whoever it is will be excellent, though we are hoping to see some familiar faces.

Some shows are already sold out, so don’t wait, get your tickets to see Phillip on his Magnetic Tour now!
For tickets and VIP packages visit Phillip’s official site.

Featured photo by Daniel Knighton.