Chris Lane Rocks Boston With His, “Laps Around The Sun” Tour
On Thursday night, Chris Lane took a Boston crowd to the next level on his, “Laps Around the Sun” tour. The night started out with Gabby Barrett, the third-place finalist from American Idol. Barrett sang a few original songs and covers, which really showcased her voice.
Specifically, Barrett sang “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey, which really got the whole crowd involved. After her set, all I could think about was how powerful her voice was and how interested I was in learning more about her. This tour definitely was the perfect spot for her to grow a fanbase.
Next up was internet sensation, Mason Ramsey. Mason aka, “Walmart Yodel Boy,” had the crowd chanting his name. Mason sang “Lovesick Blues” by Hank Williams, the song that launched his stardom, along with his first hit single “Famous.” If I thought Gabby had gotten the crowd excited, Ramsey had taken that up another notch. They were loud and rowdy and ready to party with Chris Lane after Ramsey’s set.
Lane came out on fire singing his hit song “Fix.” He followed it up with songs like “Fishin’,” a cover of Tim McGraw’s, “I Like It, I Love It,” and “Drunk People.” After this, Lane performed a country version of the song, “Let Me Love You” by Mario. After hearing it, I think I actually prefer his cover better than the original.
Lane’s voice is so dynamic and versatile and he proved that by singing several more covers throughout the night. He sang songs like, Blink-182’s “All the Small Things” and Bruno Mars’ “That’s What I Like.” He sang country, pop, grunge, and R&B all in the same set, something you don’t see very often at concerts or even from performers in general.
In the middle of the show, Lane took the time to introduce his band, which included his twin brother Cory, on the drums. Lane told the crowd about how Cory loves singing old Kenny Chesney when hanging out on the tour bus. So, like any true sibling, Lane challenged him to sing in front of the crowd. Of course, Cory killed it and then passed the mic back off to Chris to finish the show. Lane finished with hits, “I Don’t Know About You,” “For Her,” and “Take Back Home Girl.” Lane even brought up a few fans on stage to serenade.
There was so much packed into the show that it seemed like it went by so fast. Lane commanded the stage and truly engaged the entire crowd throughout the whole set.
Normally, I am not a fan of shows at Paradise Rock Club. The venue seating is General Admission and I am barely five feet tall, making it difficult to see anything over everyone in front of me. However, for this show, I think it really made the show to play at such an intimate venue.
No matter where I was standing, Lane moved around and engaged the crowd from all angles, making it hardly matter where I was in the crowd. His energy was infectious, and the crowd fed off of it. Once the concert was over, I took a second to reflect and realized that this was probably one of the best, and most fun concerts I have ever been to.
Fans didn’t have to know every word to every song, Lane made it easy for the crowd to dance and have a good time regardless. The show was one big party from start to finish, something that isn’t always easy for a Thursday night crowd.
If Chris Lane and company are stopping by a town near you and you are looking for a fun night out, I highly recommend seeing them, because you won’t be disappointed.
Lane is currently making his way around the country on his, “Laps Around the Sun” tour. You can check for tickets, tour dates, and more on http://iamchrislane.com!