CHRISTINA PERRI @ House Of Blues – Chicago, IL

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April 9th, 2014

CHRISTINA PERRI live @ House of Blues – Chicago, IL

Photos by Tammy Vega

Review by Kat Corbo

Wednesday night Tammy and I headed to the House of Blues to see Christina Perri as she came through Chicago on her “The Head or Heart” tour. We walked in during Birdy’s set, blown back by her talent and voice. Everyone in the crowd seemed to agree, listening and watching intently as Birdy sang beautifully.

Right at eight o’ clock, the lights dimmed and Christina entered with a single spotlight. She walked to the microphone and blew the crowd back, singing the first verse of “Trust” a capella. Once her band joined her she began jumping around, dancing and having a great time, then grabbed a tambourine for the chorus of “Shot Me in The Heart.”

As if her voice weren’t entertainment enough, she showed more of her talents as she grabbed an acoustic guitar to play “Run” and then went to the piano later for “Sea of Lovers.” Christina was so humble all night, being all around grateful and truly happy to be up there. Before she played “Distance” off her first album she said, “I can’t believe I have two [albums]! I can’t believe I get to say that!” Her bubbly spirit was contagious, everybody smiled as she jokingly made comments about her kookiness like “Sorry guys, I tap dance when I get nervous.” She congratulated Birdy for being so young, only seventeen, and so full of talent, saying she was her hero and igniting another round of applause from the audience.

In the middle of her set she asked the crowd to participate by snapping their fingers along for a song and everyone happily obliged. Later, when she finally played “Jar of Hearts” the entire room lit up, I even saw the parents that were only there because their kids begin singing along with the chorus. Christina put on a beautiful, timeless performance, and even though many of her songs were filled with painful lyrics, her flawless show left everyone in the audience with happy hearts.

 

 

See The Head or Heart Tour as it comes through your town:

April 4: Denver, CO (Ogden Theatre)
April 5: Salt Lake City, UT (The Depot)
April 8: Minneapolis, MN (Mill City Nights)
April 9: Chicago, IL (House of Blues)
April 11: Detroit, MI (Majestic Theatre)
April 12: Cincinnati, OH (Bogart’s)
April 14: Toronto, ON (Danforth Music Hall)
April 16: New York, NY (Irving Plaza)
April 17: New York, NY (Irving Plaza)
April 19: Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory)
April 20: Boston, MA (House of Blues)
April 22: Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
April 24: Cleveland, OH (House of Blues)
April 25: Louisville, KY (Mercury Ballroom)
April 26: Indianapolis, IN (Deluxe at Old National Center)
April 28: St. Louis, MO (Plush)
April 29: Nashville, TN (Cannery Ballroom)
April 30: Atlanta, GA (Buckhead Theatre)
May 2: Lake Buena Vista, FL (House of Blues)
May 3: St.Petersburg, FL (State Theatre)
May 6: Houston, TX (House of Blues)
May 7: Austin, TX (Emo’s)
May 9: Dallas, TX (House of Blues)
May 10: Lawrence, KS (Grenada Theater)
May 13: Tempe, AZ (The Marquee)
May 14: San Diego, CA (Humphreys)
May 16: Las Vegas, NV (House of Blues)
May 17: Los Angeles, CA (The Wiltern)
May 20: San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore)
May 21: Sacramento, CA (Ace of Spades)
May 23: Portland, OR (Wonder Ballroom)
May 24: Seattle, WA (Neptune)
May 26: Vancouver, BC (Vogue Theatre)

Tammy Vega
Tammy Vega is a Chicago based photographer/hair stylist who lives for the thrill of a live show. She’s only been photographing since 2011 but her passion keeps her inspired to continue learning and exploring all there is to know in the world of photography. Never thinking this was going to be more than a hobby, her work began to get recognized and published which eventually led to the opportunity of working alongside Frank Mastalerz at FM Entertainment. Since then, her love for the music industry has grown tremendously, and she continues to strive to make her dream of working with music a lifelong career. Instagram: @tammyvega_ Twitter: @tammyvega_ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/redeyev