Allen Stone Woos 9:30 Club with Soulful Performance

By Emily Vitek / November 27, 2018
Allen Stone plays 9:30 Club

The evening before Thanksgiving, fans packed the 9:30 Club in Washington DC as they sang along and danced the night away to R&B and Soul artist Allen Stone. With blue eyes and long blonde hair, Stone perfectly fits the “Blue-eyed soul” genre, named for rhythm and blues music performed by white artists. Originally from Washington, Stone began singing at the age of three and started performing in front of his church group as a teenager.

Nick Waterhouse
Nick Waterhouse

Fellow R&B artist Nick Waterhouse opened the show, accompanied by touring musicians including saxophone queen Paula Henderson. Waterhouse’s set got the energy flowing in the venue with a plethora of guitar and sax solos. 

Stone opened his set with one of his newest singles, “Brown Eyed Lover”. With nearly three million plays on Spotify, the funky love song depicts Stone’s struggle of being in a relationship while also being on the road performing.

I've got a brown-eyed lover
On the other side of town
I don't wanna keep her waiting.

// "Brown Eyed Lover"  by Allen Stone


Allen Stone

Throughout the evening, Stone played many songs off his third album Radius released back in 2015. His first album since signing to Capitol Records, songs off Radius such as “Perfect World”, “Fake Future”, “American Privilege”, “Upside”, “Voodoo”, and “Freedom” showcased Stone’s powerhouse voice and songwriting. Between fan favorites “Love Where You’re At” and “Circle”, Stone took a moment to share some of his personal experiences with the audience and reassure them that anyone going through a tough time is not alone.

Allen Stone

“You guys are making it really easy to love where I’m at! But sometimes it’s not easy loving where you’re at. Sometimes you've got bills and zeros in your bank account. Sometimes your family’s crazy. Sometimes you look in the mirror and don't like what you see sometimes. Sometimes you look in the mirror and don't see accolades.

Sometimes I get dark, and when I get dark I get stuck inside this hurricane of doubt, self-remorse, pain, and anxiety. If anyone in the audience every feels like that, if you ever get that way, talk to someone because you're never alone. If somebody says they don’t ever feel that way bless their heart but they’re lying.”

Towards the end of the night, Stone performed an unreleased song, “Give You Blue” dedicated to his newlywed bride, who he married just six weeks before the show. Tambourine in hand, Stone also surprised fans with a rendition of The Police classic “Messages in a Bottle” before ending the evening with his latest single “Warriors”.

Allen Stone
Allen Stone

With two tours and a guest appearance on American Idol, 2018 has been a busy year for Stone. The “Even Bigger Fall Tour” will continue through mid-December, where Stone will work his way back west and end in Spokane, Washington just in time for the holidays. Earlier this month, Stone announced a North American Summer Tour in 2019 with household names Goo Goo Dolls and Train. The tour will stop in Columbia, MD on August 9th, 2019 to play at Merriweather Post Pavilion. With Stone’s wide vocal range and music you can’t help but dance along to, this is a show you definitely don’t want to miss.

Setlist

Setlist

Setlist


Click here to see the setlist for Allen Stone's performance at 9:30 Club on November 21st, 2018.


Performance Details

Performance Details

Performance

Details


Friday, August 9th, 2019.

Doors: 7:00PM

Show: TBD


Merriweather Post Pavillion

www.merriweathermusic.com

10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044



$29.50 - $125- In Advance


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About the author

Emily Vitek

Emily is DMV native through and through, originally from the Washington DC suburbs, Emily is a photographer, videographer, and writer who has been photographing shows in the DC/MD/VA area since 2011. She has a degree in Electronic Media & Film production and currently works in Higher Education in Arlington, VA. Emily is an avid Disney lover and used to work at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL as a photographer. When not at shows, Emily enjoys watching the latest horror flick on Netflix or playing video games.