The Driver Era Heats Up the East Coast ‘Live On Tour’


The Driver Era, consisting of Los Angeles natives Rocky and Ross Lynch, set off on their much-anticipated spring tour – The Driver Era: Live On Tour – spanning more than twelve cities up and down the North American east coast. The announcement followed the February release of their latest single, “Get Off My Phone”. Backed by a full band, including surprise member and brother, Riker Lynch, they rocked the hell out of their loyal fans at the Fillmore Silver Spring.

Columbian singer-songwriter VALÉ kicked off the evening, mentioning that it was her first tour ever. Inspired by American pop and R&B, she quickly warmed up the crowd with her catchy melodies and charming personality. Playing her newest single, “Chill Like That,” from her upcoming debut EP, Under the Sun, the enthusiastic audience supported her entire performance. At one point they even pulled out phones, creating a glittery sea of lights to accompany her tunes. Towards the end of her set, VALÉ started singing a short rendition of No Doubt’s “Just A Girl,” inviting everyone to join the segment in call-and-response style.  

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After a short break to reset stage, The Driver Era finally appeared. The crowd erupted into deafening cheers as each member moved into place behind their microphones and instruments. With their effortlessly cool indie-rock sound, the duo treated the audience to a variety of fan-favorite tracks from across their discography, such as “Feel You Now,” “Low,” “Rumors,” and “Giveuwantuwant.” Ross mentioned they hadn’t played a couple of these songs in a few years, eliciting more cheering from the audience. They launched into “#1 Fan” – a track from their 2021 album, Girlfriend. Several times throughout the night the three brothers came together in a duo or trio to playfully jam out, showcasing each other’s musical talents and having genuine family fun on stage. 

Halfway through the set, Ross paused, “It’s pretty cool when people say, ‘You are my childhood’, you know?” He spent the next few minutes reminiscing over nostalgic cartoons and TV shows with the audience. “Anyone watch Scooby-Doo? That was my shit growing up!” he chuckled. Then in a nod to their Disney era, they began playing Ross’s iconic track, “On My Own” and longtime fans throughout the venue seemed completely overjoyed.

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Though he started off the show wearing a sparkling suit ensemble, Ross’s clothing slowly came off layer by layer as the night went on. At one point he was left only in a tank top and jeans, but he accessorized throughout the performance with various versions of cowboy hats gifted by the crowd. Admitting that he was feeling a little ill earlier in the day, Ross mentioned he was completely revitalized thanks to the great energy coming from the audience. 

Finally, taking it back to their debut single, “Preacher Man,” The Driver Era finished the night strong and left fans begging for an encore. Happily obliging, they returned to the stage for two more songs – “Heart of Mine” and “A Kiss.” The Driver Era riled the crowd even more with their heated finale, and Ross continued losing layers, driving the crowd absolutely wild. Closing out, the entire band came together for a group bow, and spent a few minutes tossing out guitar picks and souvenir set lists before giving their final farewells and departing the stage. 

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In the end, The Driver Era delivered an unforgettable performance filled with lots of fan interactions, entertaining commentary, and true rock-star moments. With a few dates left of the tour and a couple of North American music festivals already confirmed, there are some great opportunities to catch The Driver Era live in the next few months!

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