Toronto was gifted with the grace of Arlo Parks tonight, the first concert to take place at Queen Elizabeth Theatre since we began to navigate the Pandemic. Originally scheduled at The Mod Club, the show was moved to the larger venue to allow for a safer experience and distancing.
The 21-year-old Singer/Songwriter already has earned the highest acclaim in the UK, her acclaimed debut LP Collapsed in Sunbeams winning the Mercury Prize and her winning Best New Artist at The Brits, all this year!
Parks played for about an hour, placing the enthusiastic audience into a trance with her silky vocals and introspective poeticism in her lyrics. It all felt so effortless as Parks organically connected with her audience, thanking them for making her feel so welcome.
Parks will be back next March playing at Drake-backed new venue History, formerly Greenwood Racetrack, with Clairo.
I was the one lucky fan who got a Selfie with the brilliant emerging Artist after her show! She was so kind to walk over for a quick Snap as she head to her Tour Bus. Next stop Michigan.