REVIEW AND PHOTOS BY ZACK TREMBLAY
"I feel like we really constructed a great album, I hope people can see that. No matter where they found out about R5, wherever it was, if you're fan, if you're not a fan; I hope you give the album a chance because I truly believe you will love it."
Just three days in to the Sometime Last Night Tour, Riker Lynch opened up about how happy they are with the full production. From the set list to the lighting, every detail is planned out in the best way.
At the young age of eighteen, Ryland Lynch opens the 'Sometime Last Night Tour' with a set of Top 40 hits, bringing the audience to a full sing-a-long. Ryland currently has a single out, "Take Me There" which is available for purchase on iTunes. Following Ryland, is MAX. Personally, I grew up watching MAX and I think he is one of the most underrated artists of our generation. With the anticipation leading up to his upcoming album 'Hell's Kitchen Angel', you can see a fire in MAX's eyes. The
March 7, 2016 - Reading, PA - Santander Performing Arts Center
March 8, 2016 - Cleveland, OH - State Theatre
March 10, 2016 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
March 11, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre
March 12, 2016 - Des Moines, IA - Des Moines Civic Center
March 14, 2016 - Omaha, NE - Holland Performing Arts Center
March 15, 2016 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater
March 17, 2016 - Sioux City, IA - Orpheum Theatre
SOMETIME LAST NIGHT TOUR
As the lights dim for the last time, the fans rush back to their seats with anticipation of their first glimpse of R5. Fog begins to fill the stage, lights begin to flash and the crowd goes wild. Ross, Riker, Rocky, Rydel and Ellington hit the stage to deliver an incredible set.
Throughout the entire night, the band kept the crowd entertained. Each moment was a perfect representation of the 'Sometime Last Night' era. Wheather you were rocking out, dancing with your best friend, swaying back and forth or just waving your hands in the air, you felt a connection through the energy in the venue. Each of them shined in their own way. Even Rydel had a moment with "Lightning Strikes". The highlight of the night had to be their current single "Dark Side". The fans are unlike any other. They did not hold back and their dedication was showcased with the best expressions. Riker opened up about the fans in a recent interveiw on Tremblay Radio.
"I love when I see people that remind me of myself. I go crazy at concerts, I don't give a crap what I look like. I'm going to have the most fun out of everybody there. I do all the time and it's so fun."
Anybody can listen to a record, but I guarentee that you will fall in love with R5 if you see them live. There is a strong presence about them that keeps people interested throughout the entire show.
There was a point in the night when Ross said, "We're going to keep playing until they kick us off." That right there shows how much love they have for not only their music but their fans. They hit the road to put on a show and they did just that. Growing up we have many different emotions and feelings. These emotions and feelings have been put in to an album and everyone can relate to at least one song on 'Sometime Last Night'. With the bar raised extremely high, we can only imagine what is next for R5.
determination and love for what he does is undeniable . "Hell's Kitchen Angel" is set to drop on April 8th featuring his current single "Holla".