Ben Platt rolled into Boston on May 8th at The Wang Theatre for his Sing To Me Instead Tour and brought the house down with a captivating performance! This tour would be Ben’s first ever solo tour supporting his debut album Sing To Me Instead. The night kicked off with stellar performances by Ben Abraham who also co-wrote with Ben on the album, and Wrabel. They both got the night off to a fantastic start and got everyone eager to witness Ben take the stage. You could practically feel the excitement in the air. The Wang Theatre was buzzing with anticipation. The lights dimmed and the curtain rose and the place went nuts. The stage was set and it looked very futuristic, almost like we were in space. The crowd was chanting for Ben and out he came to the roar of the crowd. He opened up his set with the lead single off of his album “Bad Habit”. Ben played nearly the entire album for the Boston crowd so they were in for a treat. Not only did he play songs off of his new album he also threw in a few covers of some of his favorite artists like Brandi Carlile, Stevie Wonder, and Elton John. One of the most bittersweet moments of the show was when Ben was about to sing his song “In Case You Don’t Live Forever”, which he dedicated to his late grandmother who recently passed a few nights before tour. He talked about how amazing she was and joked about how she would probably have been at every show on this tour. Tears were definitely shed during this song. The rest of the night was full of fun banter to which Ben joked about not liking peanut butter and how he doesn’t like cats. He talked about how grateful he was that so many people came out to see him and how special the night was. He closed out the night with a giant sing along with the crowd and then a joyous standing ovation. From the jokes, to the bittersweet moments, the fabulous backing band, and Ben’s angelic voice, this was certainly a night to remember! Check out the photos from the amazing show below!
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May 12 – The Met Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 14 – Beacon Theatre in New York City
May 16 – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia
May 18 – ACL Live at The Moody Theatre in Austin, Texas
May 19 – Toyota Music Factory in Irving, Texas
May 22 – Masonic Theatre in San Francisco California
May 24 – Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California