Joyce Wrice and Lucky Daye @ REBEL in Toronto, Canada
Review and photography by Mohamad Agha
This past Wednesday, Lucky Daye and his “Candydrip” Tour landed in Toronto at REBEL with LA-based singer, Joyce Wrice. Entering the venue, the chatter and excitement could be felt in the air, as the crowd waited in anticipation for the Grammy Award winning singer to put on an incredible show for the city. The night begins with filler music played by a DJ from the tour camp, which included hits from various Toronto-based artists Drake, The Weeknd, and PARTYNEXTDOOR. After getting the crowd riled up and excited, it was time for the opening act, Joyce Wrice, to hit the stage.
Joyce Wrice kicked the show into high gear with an incredible set supported by two backup dancers and some incredible dance moves with the wind blowing through her long curls, she started off the night in an incredible fashion. Her set included many of her own tracks from her debut album Overgrown such as “Addicted”, “On One” featuring Freddie Gibbs, and her most recent release, “Iced Tea” featuring KAYTRANADA.
Shortly after Joyce Wrice had the crowd all riled up and excited with her set, it was time for the main act of the evening, David Debrandon Brown known by his stage name, Lucky Daye. Backed by a three piece band, Brown emerged onto the stage in a dark green suit and instantly, the roars of excitement from the crowd were deafening. He began his set with heavy hitters like title track “Candydrip”, and even brought out a guitar for the record “Feels Like” which was the only song he played an instrument for. His energy on stage was second to none, as he covered the entire stage running, spinning and dancing while entrancing the crowd with his voice, and surely had those in the front row of the show swooning and asking for more. Along with his very powerful songs that got the crowd excited, also came the more vulnerable and calm songs which allowed him to showcase his crisp vocals to the audience who was hanging on to every note. Halfway through his set though, he brought out Joyce Wrice so they could sing their duet, “Falling In Love”. The rest of his set included songs like “God Body” featuring Smino, and even played songs from his Award-winning album Table for Two, like “On Read” featuring Tiana Major9.
The tour is in its last leg, but still has a few more shows coming up in the US in cities like Norfolk, Boston, Philadelphia, and concludes in New York so make sure to grab your tickets if you are interested in seeing Lucky and Joyce on this incredible tour!