Here we are witnessing Tom Grennan’s first sell out of the AO Arena in Manchester, UK on his What Ifs & Maybes tour on Saturday night. The night started with support Frankie Beetlestone and Gracey who warmed up the crowd perfectly; each completely different styles of music, yet encompassing what Grennan’s unique style is all about. A good mix of rough and soft, and rhythmically catchy.
It wasn’t long before Tom and his band took to the stage with hit “If Only”, shortly followed by a medley of tracks including “Sober”, “Royal Highness” and “Barbed Wire”. He then showcased new unreleased song “Psychedelic Kisses” taken from his new album, What Ifs & Maybes (due to be released June 9th) which was received brilliantly by the mass attendance.
Grennan had his exciting and completely enchanting energy, using the full stage set and runway to his precedence, putting on a compelling show. There was a section in the set which included back-to-back dance anthems including “Not Over Yet”, “All Goes Wrong” and nostalgic 2021 summer tune “By Your Side” which caused a mass dance celebration in the arena, a feeling similar to one you would get at a festival – it was safe to say this was one of the most memorable moments of the set.
His set list also included big hits “All These Nights”, “This Is The Place”, along with “Don’t Break The Heart” and fan favourite “Remind Me” which really energised the already loud crowd to another level. This was followed by an endearing performance of his new single “You Are Not Alone”. He introduced the piano ballad with a sweet message for the crowd, “Whatever you’re going through… You are not alone” before showcasing his incredible, raw vocals with this heart-pulling performance.
He ended with huge 2021 hit “A Little Bit Of Love” before stage chaos ensued with the band joining him to sing and dance to “Sweet Caroline”; it was a dopamine rush right until the end.
Tickets to the remaining tour dates on his UK/EU tour can be found here.