For the best part of the last six years, Phillip Phillips has been on the road. And for the best part of those years, Phillip has toured with his wife Hannah Blackwell by his side. This year, his small touring family was expanded, when Phillip and Hannah decided to bring their beautiful boxer Izzy to join them on the 43-stop Magnetic Tour.
Just over two years after releasing Behind the Light, actual recording sessions are happening for Phillip Phillips‘ third album. Phillip has shared the news over several social media posts and has revealed that guitarist Errol Cooney is back doing some recording for the album. Errol has been busy with his own band, Legally Blynd, and playing with Steve Wonder during his Songs in the Key of Life tour last year. Continue Reading →
“Phillip Phillips in Niceto: Your Face is Familiar”
By Joaquín Vismara
Photos by Cecilia Salas
It has become commonplace to describe talent contests as meaningless factories, and their winners as puppets handled and shaped by whatever is popular in the industry at any given time. While this is true in most cases, this argument is difficult to apply to someone like Phillip Phillips. While he was the winner of the eleventh edition of American Idol at just 21 years old, Phillip has talent as a singer and guitarist, and has avoided the obvious clichés one would expect from an assembly line designed for making money. Or, judging by what we saw on his show in Niceto, he stays away from the stereotype imposed by this type of competition. And that says a lot.Continue Reading →
After two long years, Brazilian fans were finally able to show Phillip Phillips their love again.
Last Saturday, November 28 marked the triumphant return of Phillip to Brazil, where fans from all over the country gathered in São Paulo to see him perform at the Brahma Valley Music Festival.Continue Reading →
Phillip Phillips is back on the road after a break over the Christmas holidays and the uncertainty created by the recent news announcing his desire to break from his label, 19 Entertainment.
Proving that making great music is, and has always been, his priority, Phillip played two incredibly energetic shows in Orillia and Windsor, Canada, despite reportedly being sick with a cold and having an injured finger. Phillip was, of course, joined by his amazing band, regulars Joel Behrman on trumpet and trombone, Jason Thomas on drums, and Bobby Sparks on organ and keys. Two new additions, Nate Mercereau on guitar and Brandon K. Brown on bass, completed the band’s line-up. They all got rave reviews from the lucky fans in the audience.
Phillip is next scheduled to join Irish band The Script for three dates in South Africa, his first ever visit there. Check out the dates and details here.
Also, check out some amazing footage from the Orillia show and beatiful fan photos from Windsor, below!
Phillip Phillips made a stop at the historic Ryman Auditorium, in Nashville, Tennesee, as part of his extensive Behind The Light fall tour. Built in 1891, the Ryman is an U.S. National Historic Landmark and one of the homes of the Grand Ole Opry. A country and bluegrass music institution, the Ryman was the home of the Johnny Cash show and has seen innumerable country stars, and musicians from every possible genre, grace its stage.
Is no surprise then that anticipation for this show was high, not only among fans, but Phillip and the band. Though there were no new additions to the set list or new songs played that night, Phillip made sure to make his show at the Ryman an unforgettable one. He accomplished this when he invited pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph, from the Robert Randolph & the Family Band, to join him on stage during “Fly” to recreate his killer solo from the album. To say it was epically delivered would be an understatement.
The lucky audience was also able to enjoy the addition of the brilliant Dave Eggar on cello, back with Phillip after missing the northwest leg of the tour, and Mark Lettieri on guitar, covering for Errol Cooney (currently on tour with Stevie Wonder). Of course the rest of Phillip’s band, Joel Behrman on trumpet and trombone, JJ Smith on bass, Bobby Sparks on keys and Jason Thomas on drums, all helped Phillip to play one of his most powerful and intense sets yet. Phillip honored the venue with his passion and skill and demonstrated that he completely belonged on that legendary stage.
Check out the set list, as well as some cool fan photos and videos from the night, below!
Get Up Get Down
Man on the Moon
Unpack Your Heart
Tell Me a Story
Gone Gone Gone
Moving Out (Billy Joel cover)
Fly (with Robert Randolph)
Fool For You