After nearly 8 years without touring, Foxy Shazam finally has taken to the stage. The Hidden Treasure Tour made a stop at the Concord Music Hall in Chicago this past Saturday, February 19th. Fans quickly filled the venue as they seemed eager to finally catch Foxy Shazam's performance after so many years.
Robert Finley, a 68 year old blues singer from Louisiana took the stage first, despite age and lack of sight, he put on a captivating performance. His soulful vocals and songs about life in the south along with his youthful dancing, captivated the crowd early on. Mr. Finley stole some hearts and definitely gained some fans throughout his set.
Only having one opener, Foxy Shazam was finally performing in Chicago. Foxy opened their set with "Unstoppable", which got the crowd instantly dancing, jumping, screaming, and singing along. Foxy Shazam's electrifying stage antics are unmatched, from keyboard player, Sky White, crowd surfing with his instrument, to Alex Nauth flying around the stage when he's not playing his trumpet, to Eric Nally's iconic mic stand moves, and the rest of the guys running all over the stage, the band is not a bore. Some notable songs that night were "Holy Touch", "Burn", "Ghost Animals", "The Rocketeer", and their final encore song "The Only Way to my Heart..." Despite the band playing a set of 19 songs total, the crowd stayed at the venue, hoping that somehow Foxy Shazam would come back for more, even while the stagehands broke down the drums and the rest of the stage set up. Foxy Shazam is back, and better than ever.
Review/Photo By: Heriberto Gallegos