I had the joy of seeing singer/songwriter, Christina Perri, last night for the first time!
I bought my ticket a while back for this show at Nashville’s own Cannery Ballroom because I had never seen Christina on tour before, and had always wanted to! I’m a big fan of her powerful songwriting and the inner-strength she shows in the delivery of her lyrics! 😀
My friend Heidi accompanied me to the show and of course we took a selfie…
That’s a good one 🙂
Christina Perri is 27 years old and hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania!
Most people remember her for her debut single “Jar of Hearts” after it was featured on my favorite talent show: “So You Think You Can Dance” in 2010…
“Jar of Hearts” went on to sell over 3 million copies in the US & became a global hit!
A few months later, Miss Perri released her first EP: The Ocean Way Sessions
When “Jar of Hearts” gained global attention, Christina was approached by record labels and she ended up signing a record deal with Atlantic Records!
Then on May 10, 2011, Christina released her debut album “Lovestrong”
My favorite song from that album besides “Jar of Hearts” is “Arms”:
That song is just so pleasant and adorable 😀
Then in 2012, she wrote & recorded “A Thousand Years” for the movie: “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”. That song was a game-changer for me! It is so beautiful and such a well-written love song! Not to mention…perfect for Twilight!
See the beautiful music video here:
I love all the candles so so sooooo much!!!
That gorgeous song went on to sell over 4 million copies in the US (certified 4× platinum).
Christina’s second EP, A Very Merry Perri Christmas, was released in October 2012:
I love every song on this EP so much 😀 #ChristmasSpirit
This tour is known as “Head Or Heart” & is in support of Christina’s incredible followup to her debut album: “Head or Heart” which was released on April 1, 2014!
The debut single “Human” was released on November 18, 2013:
Last night, Christina showcased the opening act “Birdy” who turned out to be another female singer/songwriter.
A nice photo I took of Birdy from last night
It wasn’t until Christina told us “Can you believe she’s only 17?!” that I realized she was! I had no idea Birdy was that young when she was onstage! HAHA
Birdy focused on beautiful vocals and catchy melody loops for days! 😀
She was very delightful and I knew that I knew her name because of her cover of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love” when she performed it last night 🙂
Her cover is so beautiful:
This was one of the earliest shows I’ve been to in awhile!! The show started right on time with Birdy at 7:30 (that rhymed hahaha) and Birdy was done and flew backstage by 8 pm!
Then there was a 33 minute intermission and Christina came on stage at 8:33 pm 😀
That picture made my day…maybe even my year! #Beautiful
And here’s the Very Perri setlist from our friends at: http://www.setlist.fm/
The songs were breathtaking! I was definitely reminded that:
A) I should listen to her music more
B) I need to listen to singer/songwriters more in general!!!
What I can tell you about Christina is that she is way more amazing than what I realized! She sang incredibly the whole night and to my delight…she was VERY talkative to the audience!! She even told us in the beginning that she would try to stop being goofy, but my friend & I were like “No! No!” hahaha 😀
Butterfly was breathtaking with the introduction: “This is about an a**hole” HAHA!
We heard favorites like “Arms” & the captivating “A Thousand Years” as well as a crazy cover song I’ve never heard played out…”Lollipop” by The Chordettes!
Then Christina sang “Human” and hit a note that was just one of the most beautiful things that I’ve ever heard! It was incredible!
Check out that performance here (the note starts at 2:58):
Then she sang a song called “I Believe” and said it was her favorite part of the show! 😀 She divided the crowd in a way I had never seen done before! HAHA She divided the front section into section A, the middle into section B, and the last section into section C.
Section A (my section) was to sing “This is not the end of me. This is the beginning.” Section B was to sing “Hold On.” And finally, Section C was to sing “I am still alive.”
Here’s that performance from last night:
So we sang all of those parts and then kept singing them while Christina and the band went offstage! We sang that for a minute before they came back on! HAHA
Then Christina came back and sang her adorable acoustic song “Penguin” while telling the crowd that if you brought anyone special…this is the time to makeout! HAHAHA She’s such a goofball and I just love her goofiness!
Then Christina sang “Jar of Hearts” flawlessly, which was what she described as “the song that changed my life” 😀
Overall the show was delightful and featured some incredible vocal talent! I’m not sure at precisely what point of the show it was, but Christina told us that she had a lot of trouble trying to become an artist in the beginning due to fear! She told us that she was afraid at first to release her music and she thought that her songs were “diary songs” and nobody would want to hear them!
*Boy was she wrong!* 🙂
Thanks for reading and check out some of my best photos from the show: