Elle King played Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence last night (11.28.15) to a surprisingly packed house.
She was originally scheduled to play The MET in Pawtucket, but the show was moved to the much larger Lupo’s after she quickly sold out that venue. According to a member of the opening band Horse Thief, this was the largest venue on the tour.
Elle King was a perfect fit, however, as she treated the enthusiastic audience to a set full of attitude and impressive tunes. Her brand of soulful pop-rock plays very well when performed live by someone with as much passion as King, and her banter between songs is the stuff today’s teens are dying to hear. While her attitude and the actual performance was phenomenal, her overall stage presence still seemed to need some work; a lot of her hand gestures throughout the night were painfully awkward, proving she just might want to keep her guitar or banjo in hand at all times.
At the end of the night, the crowd may have left talking about how great Ex’s & Oh’s and America’s Sweetheart were live, but it was See You Again (the closing track of her debut album, Love Stuff) and her jaw-dropping cover of The Beatles’ Oh! Darling that really won the night.
The aforementioned Horse Thief and Skrizzly Adams opened the show.
Enjoy the Slideshow above, then head over to Flickr to check out more (higher quality) photos from Elle King’s set.
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