Five Reasons Why Kygo’s Chicago Show Outdid All Others
Saturday night, Norwegian producer, Kygo hit his final stop on the Cloud Nine tour in the states, playing at Navy Pier in Chicago. Kygo’s career has skyrocketed over the last year and his Cloud Nine Tour production is the proof. Below shows a picture of the sold out Navy Pier festival halls where 12,000 fans came together for the best stop yet on the Cloud Nine Tour.
Here are five reasons why Kygo’s final stop on his tour outdid all others:
1. Kygo’s supporting acts…
Thomas Jack, Kygo’s tropical house brother started off the night with a set that got everyone going. His deeper beats energized the crowd, leaving them anxious for more. Best news of the night, there was more, as this opening set was not his last of the night. Thomas Jack left the crowed in high spirits for Kygo, and went to prepare for his after party at The MID.
All along the Cloud Nine Tour, Kygo has been bringing on many musical icons and surprising fans with some incredible collaborations. Saturday night, he treated Chicago with three special performances from quite a variety of artists. Parson James made his second appearance on the tour singing “Stole The Show,” taking in every last minute.
LAST NIGHT OF #CLOUDNINETOUR WAS INCREDIBLE!!! CHICAGO YOUR ENERGY WAS INSANE AND I AM ABSOLUTELY BUZZING STILL. @rkelly SHOWED UP AND @MATYNOYES KILLED IT. @KYGOMUSIC I LOVE U AND EVERYONE INVOLVED. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ #rkelly #chicago #navypier #soldout #live #stoletheshow 📷— @olav (jacket by @andrewmorrison.nyc)
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The stellar vocals at Navy Pier were just the beginning. Kygo striked up his new song “Stay,” as the talented Maty Noyes takes the stage by storm and the crowd sings along.
Kygo wanted to say farewell in a way none of his fans could imagine. All of a sudden, 90’s R&B sensation R Kelly walked onto the stage, mic in hand. He goes on to perform the rest of the “Sexual Healing” remix with Kygo. But he wasn’t done, R Kelly went on to perform his own well-known song, “Ignition.”
2. Seeing Kygo on piano just gets better and better…
Kygo’s opening was one to remember. A giant sheet covered the stage as crews began preparing. Finally, the lights turned down once more and black and white visuals were projected onto the giant sheet before the crowd as Kygo opened with a beautiful piano solo, phasing into his song “Younger.”
However, he couldn’t resist getting more acoustic. The piano was brought back out to the front of the stage at the end of the show for him to play a fan favorite, an acoustic version of “Firestone” accompanied by a chamber orchestra.
3. Kygo drops two tracks off of his new album set to be released on February 14th…
As if the collaborations, and production thus far were not enough, Kygo had more to spoil the crowd with. He decided to drop — not one — but two new singles from his album. The first song, “I’m In Love,” brought out all the feels in the crowd with the emotional and smooth male vocals. His second released track, “Oasis,” had more of an upbeat feel with enchanting female vocals to complement it all. Watch below!
4. The overall production…
5. The after party with Thomas Jack at The MID…
As if the show wasn’t enough to blow us all away, React Presents made sure the night would go on. Thomas Jack made an appearance earlier in the night opening for Kygo, but he may have been saving up for the after party. When arriving at the MID, attendees found a sort of intimate and special environment. Good Life and Tuj, frequent openers at the MID, started off the late night session with some future house beats, getting the crowd ready for another dose of tropical house. Thomas Jack takes over and the place gets ready to go all night. Setting into some deeper tones, but still mixing in his tropical sound, Thomas Jack stole the show. Then, from behind the DJ stand, Kygo appears grinning ear to ear, and hugs his tropical house brother. The two remain on stage for a number together before Kygo takes off into the club to celebrate, only to return later.
Thomas Jack was handing out pineapples left and right, in between playing multiple Claude Vonstroke tracks, a Peaches remix, and even an emotional rendition of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” in dedication to a friend whom passed away. Thomas Jack completed the night like no other and witnessing the two celebrate the last stop of Kygo’s Cloud Nine Tour in the states, was the icing on the cake for all in attendance. These two are guaranteed to take over in 2016, watch out.
Overall, Chicago was spoiled by a night full of unique collaborations, massive production, killer new tracks, beautiful acoustic renditions, and an intimate club experience to remember. Europe, get ready because the Cloud Nine Tour is coming your way and we can’t wait to see what it brings!