The Behind The Light tour finished just over a week ago, but Phillip has already made his way to a couple of shows and delighted many fans in the last few days. Last Friday, August 1st, Phillip played for a huge crowd at Festivent Lévis, in Lévis, Quebec. It was Phillip’ second visit to Quebec in just a few months, after playing a sold out show at the Grand Théatre de Québec in March this year. Check out some photos and great reviews from the show below!
“Captivating Phillip Phillips
The atmosphere was exhilarating yesterday at Champigny Park, as young Phillip Phillips’ electrifying performance charmed Festivent’s biggest crowd so far.
Phillip Phillips was on his second visit to the region this year, having ignited the stage of the Grand Theatre de Quebec in March. A big name in the music scene, combined with a warm evening under the stars, helped Festivent attract its largest crowd.
Since the last time he was here, Phillips, who handily won American Idol in 2012, has launched his second album, Behind The Light. So the evening’s set list offered a good balance between the two efforts by the singer and the new songs were as well received as the ones that originally helped him to conquer the public.
Phillip Phillips, only 23, has a stage presence that’s quite exceptional. Surrounded by a guard of four incredible musicians, including a trombonist, the showman proceeded to unleash his powerful folk and pop roots songs for an hour and a half.
After screaming “Bonjour” into the microphone, doing some guitar adjustments that already had the crowd going delirious, he set the tone for a dynamic evening with the catchy “Get Up Get Down.” The songs were extended with such generous guitar solos that after 15 minutes, he had played only two songs.
“It’s so good to be here tonight!” he shouted to the excited crowd, telling them many times how much he loved them.
The magic continued when the raspy-voiced singer launched into “Gone Gone Gone,” one of his greatest success. “Man On The Moon” and “Wanted Is Love” keep the energy going, again, with electrifying solos, before Phillips plunged into Behind The Light, with “Raging Fire,” “Searchlight” and “Trigger.”
The seasoned guitarist saved the best for last, launching into “Home” in perfect harmony with the thousands of festival goers.
For the encore, after an evening that succeeded in every respect, Phillip Phillips performed “A Fool’s Dance” and “Lollipop,” a Lil Wayne cover that he enjoys to play live. There is no question, Quebec loves it when Phillips comes for a visit.
Source: Journal de Québec“
“Phillip Phillips Electrifies Festivent Lévis
A record crowd stormed Friday’s Festivent Lévis to see one of the stars of the day, Phillip Phillips.
Incredibly sexy, with a raspy voice and a contagious energy, Philips loves being on stage and that love transcends every pore of his skin. No wonder he was the winner of the eleventh season of American Idol, he deserves much more than that!
Interpreting not only his hits, but also his new songs, he moved the audience with his catchy and invigorating melodies. Accompanied by excellent musicians playing from stringed to wind instruments, he has everything to appeal to a wide audience.
This outdoor show could have easily taken place at the Centre Bell so much Phillips’ performance was close to perfection. The delighted audience sang, danced and asked for more, burying the singer’s voice while singing along to hits such as “Gone, Gone, Gone” and “Home.” Proud, smiling, Phillip Phillips gave them more, electrifying the crowd.
Source: Québec Spot Média“
Featured photo by Errol Cooney.