Chase Atlantic, DCF, and Lights @ St. Andrew’s Hall in Detroit, MI
Review & Photography by: Rebekah Witt
On March 9th, Lights’ ‘We Were Here’ tour hit St. Andrew’s Hall in Detroit, Michigan. DCF, a pop musician from Toronto, opened the show, and it was hard not to dance along to his infectious music. Known as Prince DCF on social media, he was dressed up in a prince costume and made sure to mention how everyone thinks he looks like Hamilton and Captain Crunch. He played fun, electric songs including latest single, ‘Bring A Friend,’ and then brought out an acoustic guitar and closed his set with a stripped down rendition of ‘Misery Business’ by Paramore. DCF successfully got the crowd excited with his catchy tunes, and its safe to say I’ve had ‘John Cusack’ stuck in my head ever since his set.
Australian alternative pop band Chase Atlantic were next, and they definitely didn’t disappoint. Their smooth songs drove the crowd wild and had everyone dancing. They played songs from their 2017 self titled album including ‘Drugs & Money’ and ‘Swim.’ Closing with ‘Okay,’ Chase Atlantic were sure to prove they’re ready to take over America with their unique music.
Amidst the screaming fans, Lights stepped on stage and opened with ‘New Fears,’ off her latest album Skin&Earth. Her visuals and lighting this tour were absolutely beautiful, including a large screen silhouetting her and later showing visuals from her comic books. Throughout the crowd, many fans were dressed up as her comic’s characters, showing how much they have connected with her fanbase. A majority of her setlist were songs from her latest album, but she also performed older songs ‘Toes’, and ‘Siberia’ among a few others. Halfway through the set, she slowed it down a bit and did a few acoustic songs, including a cover of Cher’s ‘Believe’. I say it every time I see her, but I truly believe Lights is even better live than she is on studio, and her live show is something that everyone should see.
You can catch the rest of this tour in the Midwest and Canada up through April, and make sure to check out the talented group of artists on it!