Embarking on his sold out ‘ No Bad Days’, eight date tour, Tom Odell kicked things off in good old London town on Wednesday 20th April 2016.
Performing in front of only 800 lucky fans, the concert at the Islington Assembly Hall turned out to be a rather intimate performance. Ahead of the release of his second studio album ‘The Wrong Crowd’ in June, Tom gave his European and US fans the live treatment of his new material.
Tom started the show with a new song, ‘Still Getting Used to Being On My Own’ a beautiful start to the show that had the audience instantly hooked.
As soon as Tom Odell played the intro to ‘I Know’ a roar went through the audience as the beautiful sounds sent them into frenzy as they joined in with the chorus.
Next up was the lead single of same titled album ‘Wrong Crowd’ and needless to say it went down a storm.
Tom Odell’s true talent and sheer passion for his music was put on the spot as he gave an outstanding performance of the heartfelt ‘Constellations’. A purely mesmerising ballad, that tugs on your heartstrings no matter how hard you try to fight it.
Playing his way through the track list of the new album ‘Wrong Crowd’, Tom Odell worked his magic on the piano as the fans soaked up all the great new songs that are about to come their way.
Some of the new material has the power of a rock gig, seeing Tom hitting the keys real hard and properly rocking out with his band on stage much to the delight of the punters.
As the set was drawing to an end and at the least expected moment Tom suddenly dropped ‘Another Love’ and Islington Town Hall went wild. Being word perfect and joining in with Tom on the ‘Another Love’, the fans made this live performance worthwhile.
Wrapping things up on stage, it was time for Tom’s new single ‘Magnetised’. Again, having already eagerly studied all the words of the freshly released track, Islington Assembly Hall sang their hearts out during the chorus.
Giving the single the anthem treatment, Tom Odell impressed with an epic rendition of ‘Magnetised’ that without doubt could go head to head with one of Coldplay‘s stadium bangers.
After this excellent performance, Tom Odell thanked the audience and went off stage. Only to come back shortly, ready for the encore.
The crowd just watched in awe as he performed the dazzling ‘Grow Old With Me’.
‘As it is the last song of the album, it is only fitting to close tonight’s show with it.’, Tom introduced the last song of the night called ‘Somehow’.
Judging by this impressive concert, it is fair to say that Tom Odell’s sophomore album ‘Wrong Crowd’ will be a true delight for the right crowd; his fans and everyone who will be falling for his unique sound upon first listen this year.