Following a series of sold out summer shows in the US and a hugely successful European leg, Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi kicked off his North American Tour in Dallas, Texas on September 17th. The sold out show took place at the Lower Greenville’s historic Granada Theater. Despite the show taking place on a Tuesday night, long after the doors opened at 7 pm, eager concert go-ers were lined up around the block.
As the fans filtered into the theater the palpable energy was felt from the front of the floor to the back of the venue. Fellow Scots, Saint PHNX opened the show, and got the crowd properly hyped for Capaldi’s entrance with a high energy set that was filled with percussion and driving beats that kept the crowd on their feet and cheering. Capaldi took the stage with a simple peace sign and a charming smile. Capaldi, backed by a full band, started off the night with ‘Grace’ the opening song on his debut album “Divinely Uninspired To a Hellish Extent”.
Fans were treated to amazing vocals and a stellar light show that kept them engaged and singing along with all the songs, even his lesser-known hits from his previous EPs “Bloom” and “Breach”. In between songs, Capaldi charmed the crowd with his self-deprecating humor. After one song, he asked, in his thick Scottish accent, “Who here loves rock ‘n roll?”, and when greeted with loud cheers added “Then what are ye doin’ here?” The crowd was enthusiastic in welcoming him to Texas and the US by gifting him a pair of US flag glasses, as Capaldi is well known for his unique and varied eyewear on his Instagram and onstage.
Capaldi is known as a singer-songwriter who plays guitar first, but having a full band behind him filled out the sound and brought the album to life in full. His set was filled with songs from his debut album, but he also included his hits ‘Bruises’ and ‘Lost On You’, while saving his latest hit ‘Someone You Loved’ for the closing of the show. Capaldi received notice only a day before that the song had entered the top 10 in the United States, his highest chart stateside to date. It was obvious from the crowd response to the closing number that his hit, and Capaldi himself, may not yet be done with his rise to the top.