Phillip Phillips’ Summer Tour Brings on the Rain and the Jams

Phillip Phillips continues to make his way across the US as part of his co-headlining tour with Matt Nathanson. Though the tour started just a couple of weeks ago, there have already been plenty of memorable moments.

First, some very lucky fans in St. Louis, MO had the chance to see Dave Eggar on cello and keys when he joined Phillip and band for one very special night. Then, during their stop at Huber Heights, Ohio, Phillip and band debuted a new cover of “Lakini’s Juice” – the 1997 hit from band Live. This is another even heavier tune after the addition of Hendrix’s “Foxy Lady” at the start of the tour. Earlier that same night, Phillip also joined Eric Hutchinson and Matt Nathanson for a cover of Prince’s “Raspberry Beret,” a fun and cool tribute to the late genius.

But perhaps most special of all was a rain soaked show a couple days earlier in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Phillip Phillips rocks the stage at White River State Park. Photo: Elijah VanDine.
Phillip Phillips rocks the stage at White River State Park in Indianapolis, IN. Photo: Elijah VanDine.

The show was delayed a few hours due to rain and lighting, but when it finally happened, it was intense and beautiful. Unfortunately, the show had to be cut a little bit short due to the weather but Phillip promised all the Indiana fans he would be back to make it up to them all. The tour continues tonight in Hampton Beach, NH.

Phillip Phillips rocks the stage at White River State Park in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo: Elijah
Phillip Phillips rocks the stage at White River State Park in Indianapolis, IN. Photo: Elijah VanDine.

Check out some more spectacular photos (above) and some cool videos of the these covers below!

Photos by Elijah VanDine.
All videos by Jasmine.

Phillip Phillips to perform in benefit concert for victims of Sandy

And now, much more movingly, “Home” has become an unofficial theme of sorts for the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, after Dan Kelly and Joe “Monk” Pardavilia–respectively the production director and executive producer at New York radio station WPLJ 95.5FM-created a special “Sandy Mix” video for the ballad.

WPLJ’s new tribute clip intersperses shots of Phillip’s original “Home” music video with news footage and audio of New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, New Jersey governor Chris Christie, President Obama, and teary-eyed hurricane victims surveying the Sandy-ravaged East Coast. It’s impossible to watch the video and not be touched.

Phillip recorded his entire forthcoming full-length debut, The World From The Side Of The Moon, at Quad Studios in New York City, and he has spoken fondly of the area in interviews promoting the album. So to support New York, it has just been announced that Phillip will play a special StageIt benefit concert with the famous PS22 choir, broadcast live from the choir’s Staten Island middle school, on Thursday, November 15. All proceeds from the livestreamed performance will go to the Siller Foundation and the Red Cross to assist with Hurricane Sandy relief.

When: November 15 at 3:00 PM PST
How long: 20 min. show
Price: Pay What You Can

Would you like to buy a ticket now? CLICK HERE to buy your ticket

#Philatics support the cause:

It”s nice to know I could help the victims simply by buying a ticket to watch a great show. Canada cares and our hearts are breaking 4 them.” @lorlam68 

“Thanks 4 doing this.. It’s great for us and the poor people that are affected by Sandy.” @Linda_Ludwar

“Bought my ticket! Happy to donate to a good cause! Phillip you are the sweetest ever <3” @Sly_PinkSpy

Source: Stageit / Yahoo