Phillip Phillips Dazzles In Quebec

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!

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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.

Powerful Presence

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 in Quebec

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

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Featured photo by Errol Cooney.

Phillip Phillips Leaves Quebec Fans Asking For More

Phillip Phillips and his band made their way through beautiful Quebec on Monday and Tuesday, where they played consecutive shows in Quebec City and Montreal. On Monday, Phillip played a sold out show at the Grand Théâtre de Québec, and received rave reviews from fans at the show and two of the city’s major newspapers, who praised his musicianship, versatility and incredible stage presence and energy.

Then on Tuesday, after a busy press day, Phillip played for an enthusiastic crowd at Montreal’s Place des Arts. Both nights, Phillip left fans asking for more and hoping it doesn’t take him too long to return.


Watch some of Phillip and the band’s incredible performances in Quebec and Montreal below.

Gone Gone Gone

Raging Fire

Get Up Get Down

Where We Came From


Phillip Phillips: The Guy Next Door

(Québec) Even if you think you don’t know Phillip Phillips, his song Home has certainly made its way into your ears during the past year. The winner of American Idol 2012 brings his luminous and soaring folk into the Louis-Fréchette hall on Monday and, except for one lonely floor ticket, it’s a sold out show.

“I didn’t know … That’s it, I’m really nervous now,” he says with a smile in his voice when Le Soleil tells him about it. This voice is also sounding even deeper than usual due to a cold.  The 23 year-old singer is unpretentious and has everything going to win us over. And it’s with this same ease that he answered our questions.

Phillips, who will be touring Canada almost exclusively until April, is riding the wave, entirely devoted to the pleasure of playing the songs from his debut album, The World From The Side Of The Moon, some covers randomly chosen at each stop and a few tracks from his second album to be released some time in May.

Is there a title? Not yet. But like the title of his first album, the singer and guitar player will not limit himself to the songs’ titles for his inspiration; he will find a new formula.

[quote style=”1″]”People will see another side of me. I think it is more mature as an album, both in terms of the music and the lyrics.  Anyway, I hope this is the impression that people have while listening to it. It’s going to be darker.”[/quote]

This statement, coming from an artist who has had such an impressive year, is surprising. “Let’s say that what is happening in my professional life and what happens to me personally is not always connected,” Phillips explains without elaborating. We will have to read between the lines of his upcoming album’s lyrics …For instance, take “Raging Fire,” the single he released last Monday, which he describes as “a love song, but with a heavier side.” It also has heavier drums that featured in previous tracks. But fans can rest assured that, even if the young Georgia singer says the album will be darker, you will still hear a little Mumford & Sons, his unique tone and a voice that gives you the feeling of driving towards the sunset of an empty country road.

The recording of the first album was done in just three weeks. “But all the songs were already written, we pretty much knew what arrangements we would do. This time, we are taking our time. We are trying things, letting ideas grow,” says Phillips.

After a short session at Quad Studios in Manhattan to record his new single, Phillip Phillips returned to Los Angeles on Thursday to perform on the set of the show that made him a star.

“I look forward to seeing the team, the technicians, everybody. I know it will be fine, even if I don’t like performing on live TV that much,” says Phillips. A little strange for an artist who actually made his name ​on TV.  “You never get used to it, it’s always like the first time, because it’s always different,” he explains.

Pure Happiness

When he is on stage, however, it’s when he feels most happy-once he’s played the first songs. And also when he meets his audience. The displays of affection abound, but nothing touches him more than when fans send him messages about his songs. “To know a song has touched them, that it means something for two lovers or that the baby of the family likes a song that I wrote, it’s wonderful. It’s a beautiful proof that a piece of music is universal when it manages to have such a deep meaning in our lives.”

Phillip Phillips will be performing on Monday at 8:00 pm at the Grand Théâtre de Québec but the show is sold out. He will also be performing at the Place des Arts in Montreal on Tuesday, and at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Wednesday.

Source: Le Soleil
Translation by Andreina Romero


A first in Quebec for Phillip Phillips

[quote style=”1″]A first in Quebec for Phillip Phillips – The young singer will be performing in Quebec City and Montreal[/quote]

Phillip Phillips says he is “excited” to present his “roots pop” for the first time in Quebec, Monday and Tuesday, after two busy years of touring. The young singer is also preparing a new album to be released “sometime in May,” promising to surprise us with an album that’s “completely different” from the first.

After a triumphant debut with the album The World From The Side of The Moon, certified quadruple platinum, and which includes titles Home – over 5 million copies sold – and Gone , Gone , Gone , Phillip Phillips doesn’t hide the great pressure he felt when preparing his second disc.

The first single, Raging Fire, was finalized last week in New York. The catchy, edgy love song will be included on the still unnamed second album by the winner of American Idol 2012.

[quote style=”1″]The best music possible[/quote]

[quote style=”2″]I want the make the best music possible, so I put a lot of pressure on myself, he told the Journal during a telephone interview. We have been working on it for a month and a half.[/quote]

Although he retained his musical essence, a mix of pop and folk, he promises to surprise many. “It will be completely different, and it will reveal a side of me that people don’t know. It will be a little darker… I’m very excited for people to hear it,” he said, not wanting to reveal too much.

Winner of Season 11 of American Idol, Phillip Phillips returned last Thursday to the set of the show to sing Raging Fire.

Life After American Idol

American Idol is among the most watched American talent competitions by our neighbors to the south. The show, now in its 13th season, launched the careers of Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson.

What memories of the show does he have? “It was really stressful, he confesses. I have many memories attached to this experience, but I remember that it was mainly very stressful and there were a lot of emotions. But it’s hard work. There’s no doubt that American Idol has opened doors for me, but when it’s over, it’s over. And I want to keep working hard, because there are not many people who have this opportunity. ”

Adored wherever he goes, how does a young man his age manage success? “I’m very lucky. I am surrounded by good people who keep me grounded,” says the singer who hopes to have a long career.

Phillip Phillips will perform a sold out show at the Grand Théâtre de Québec on ​​March 10. There are still some tickets left for the show on March 11 at Place des Arts in Montreal.

Source: Journal de Montrèal