This past Tuesday, PVRIS brought their intimate club tour back to their roots at The Sinclair in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Playing alongside Upsahl (alternative/indie, for fans of Catfish and the Bottlemen and Young The Giant), they sold out the venue within 30 minutes of tickets going on sale. This led to a packed, barricare lacking venue for their hometown show.
My biggest anticipation for this show was hearing their new singles live. The second song in their set was their latest one, Hallucinations. Singer Lynn Gunn’s vocals soared through the room, hitting higher notes than she has at their past shows. I was very happily surprised to hear them play Eyelids later in their set, as it is a deeper cut off of White Noise, and they have not played it live since before their second album dropped.
The show was closed with Death Of Me, the first of their new singles. The crowd roared as Lynn was rolled through the pit on a gear case, holding hands with their fans as she sang the end of the song. The band came back out for an encore, playing St. Patrick and My House. People crowd surfed up to the stage, one fan giving Lynn a hug before going back into the crowd. All around, I really enjoyed the show. I appreciate the level of interaction the band gives their fans even during live performances, as this is becoming more and more rare.
Photo and Review by Emma Bick