The Big Easy welcomed home native sons The Revivalists as they played to a sold-out crowd at the Fillmore ahead of their summer tour.
This show was special not only for The Revivalists, but for fans as well. Fans at home could also participate in the live show through immersive entertainment company Supersphere’s new Audiofile Series. It marked the first time a live/360° broadcast delivered in-house mixed audio for fans at home to feel like they are part of the show. The immersive experience was available on Oculus Venues and allowed fans sitting on their couch to be front and center at the Fillmore.
The band, which also headlined the Gentilly Stage at the 50th annual Jazz Fest April 26th, has seen their popularity skyrocket following the success of the platinum-selling single, “Wish I Knew You” and has managed to sell out the biggest venues they have seen in their 10 years performing. They are currently touring to support their fourth studio album Take Good Care, which chronicles the rapid success that followed “Wish I Knew You” and has seen positive reviews. The album has already spawned hit songs, including “All My Friends” and “Change”.
The evening started with L.A. party blues sextet Andy Frasco and the U.N. They played a mix of originals and covers that solidified them as a true party band. Their high energy was infectious as they got the crowd jumping and singing along to Bon Jovi’s “Living on a Prayer”. As much fun as they can be, when leader Andy sat at his keyboard and sang his original “Change of Pace.” It really was a nice change of pace to their frenetic spirit.After a brief set change, the audience was ready for the show, and David Shaw and company were not about to let their hometown down. They started the set with “Bulletproof” from Men Amongst Mountains and ended the first set with their “Wish I Knew You”. They came back for an encore, which included the songs “Some People Say”, “Got Love”, and “Celebration”.
And just when you thought they were done, the boys came back a second time where they were joined onstage by Andy Frasco and guitarist Roosevelt Collier to play a raucous rendition of the Creedence Clearwater Revival classic “Fortunate Son”. The entire room was jumping up and down. It was the perfect end to what can only be described as a tremendous show. They definitely ended on a high.THE REVIVALISTS
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