As the past week’s storm began to clear, the force that is Chase Matthew sent concert goers soaring last Friday night, at Ace of Spades in Sacramento, California. With the city of trees as the second California stop for the “Love You Again Tour”, the energy radiating from the crowd was electric. Playing for a packed house, opener Dillon James had concert goers swaying and raising their cowboy hats in the air.
The California native effortlessly played his acoustic guitar through warm toned sunglasses, while serenading the crowd with his catchy new songs “Rare Breed” and “Bad Boy”. Taking a break from the rhythm, he spent a few minutes getting personal with the audience. After soaking up the full circle moment shared with the crowd, he continued to fiercely strum each chord and captivate the audience with his impressive vocals. Dillon’s calm and genuine presence on stage resonated with concert goers of all ages as he kindly welcomed approaching fans after his set.
As the beaming lights dimmed, the audience began to chant. The beat of this chant perfectly segued into Chase and his band roaring out on stage. Bursting through the haze and lights like a dancing flame, the immediate connection he shared with the audience was palpable. Singing “All My Life” from his 2021 EP and their cover of “Cruise” from Florida Georgia Line’s 2012 album, Here’s To The Good Times, he and his band had the entire house tappin’ their boots. The pure enjoyment each band member displayed exuded through their skillful playing. Each guitar riff and beat of the drum was without a doubt felt in the chest of everyone in attendance that evening. Playing his 2022 single “Love You Again” and his hit 2021 single “County Line”, he had the audience raising their hands to the sky and moving harmoniously along. Chase definitely brought the party to Sacramento, sending concert goers home on a country high.
The “Love You Again Tour” will be blazing through the United States and Canada until October 2023.
Review and photos by Andrea Garman @themusiclens.
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