With one of the best days this spring that Chicago has seen, it was a perfect day for a concert. Ashe made her next stop on her “The Fault Line” tour at the Metro, located in the heart of Wrigleyville. This was, by far, the longest line I’ve seen this year at a concert with the line wrapped around the block and then some. I probably shouldn’t be surprised when dealing with an artist as big as Ashe with BACK-TO-BACK sold out shows!
Opening for Ashe was The Brook & The Bluff who hail from Birmingham Alabama. The band from the south got the night started with “Straws” off their self-titled debut album. Each member, multi-talented, were mic’d up for vocals and each took turns singing throughout the night. About half way through their set, a concert goer needed medical attention and the band stopped mid-song to make sure they were attended to. It’s always nice to see artists take concert goers safety in to account when needed.
The crowd had been restless since the beginning, and it got even more restless once the silhouette of Ashe appeared under the arch at the center of the stage. Ashe boasts a powerful yet soft melodic voice with energy that the crowd easily fed off of. From beginning to end, Ashe constantly engaged with fans at every square foot of the stage. Fans were handing Ashe flowers left and right that probably rivaled the amount of probably sold on Mother’s Day. One of my favorites from the night was her most recent single, released on May 6th, making waves through the airway was “Hope You’re Not Happy,” because who doesn’t have, that one ex that they hope never finds happiness again?
Ashe has one more stop in Denver and then she travels across the pound to Europe to finish off her tour.
Photo/Review by: Connor Hannan