Falling in love with Regina Spektor all over again.

“Regina, we love you. Why are you always so damn cute?”.  It’s Sunday night in Montreal and the fans of the singer Regina Spektor can barely hold their joy as she starts playing her first song of the night.

She released her album Remember Us to Life last fall, establishing herself as one of the most talented singer-songwriter of the last decade. With songs like Obsolete (This is how it feels right now/Obsolete manuscript/No one reads, no one needs) and Tornadoland (And every time you turn around/It starts to hurt, hurt, it starts to hurt), she makes it pretty damn clear that she is not afraid of embracing a darker side of the daily life. Sure, these songs will never reach the almost perfection of Samson or Après Moi, but they are still perfectly enjoyable and more interesting that what we can find everyday on the radio.

Kicking off her North American tour with Montreal at Le Metropolis (the only Canadian city on her tour), she seems visibly febrile and happy to be there. Addressing her fans with a charming “Bon soirée”, she quickly starts playing the first notes of On The Radio, followed by Grand Hotel from her latest album. The next songs were also all from her most recent opus, putting upfront the strong political messages in her lyrics.

“I can’t believe this is actually my job.” she declares halfway through her set. Picking from her oldest repertoire, she jumps into Après Moi (from her album Begin to Hope), before doing a very emotional cover of Chelsea Hotel No 2 originally written and interpreted by Leonard Cohen.  She changes the vibe by delivering a powerful and energetic performance of You’ve Got Time, the theme song she composed for the hit TV show Orange is the New Black. Ending her set with Us, she leaves the stage under the very loud screams and clappings of her fans. Obviously, she comes back quickly to generoulsy interpret four more songs; The VisitFidelity, Hotel Song and her biggest success Samson.

Too often  we have the chance to enjoy such an honest and simply beautiful performance by an artist that has been in the business for more than 10 years. Regina, you can comeback in Montreal anytime you want!

Regina Spektor 2017 Tour Dates:

March 09, 2017 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
March 03, 2017 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
March 13, 2017 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
March 14, 2017 – Washington, DC – DAR Constitution Hall
March 16, 2017 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
March 17, 2017 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
March 20, 2017 – Nashville, TN – The Ryman Auditorium
March 23, 2017 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
March 24, 2017 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theater
March 26, 2017 – St. Paul, MN – The Palace
March 29, 2017 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore
March 31, 2017 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
April 02, 2017 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium
April 03, 2017 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
April 05, 2017 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theater
April 07, 2017 – Berkeley, CA – Hearst Greek Theatre
April 08, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA – Dolby Theatre

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