Concert Review: Robyn delivers exciting performance at the Paramount

The long wait for Robyn fans was finally over and with the release of her eighth solo album, Honey, a tour announcement followed. The show at the Paramount Theater sold out faster than most wanted but for those who were lucky to grab tickets on time the night would be one to remember. The Swedish artist, who released her debut in 1995, has established herself as one of the best acts after returning to international success in 2005.

It’s always going to be a good show when you walk up and notice a lot of people dressed up for the occasion. Everyone was ready to have a good time and dance to some of their favorite tunes. The night kicked off with Channel Tres who impressed the crowd while performing with two dancers on stage. Tres who just released his self-titled debut EP brings a fresh sound and easily stands out from many. The rapper is something you should get there early for if you’re going to the show.

After a brief DJ set from Kindness that got the party going even more, it was time for the main act to begin. The huge curtain hiding the stage design dropped quickly and the band slowly took their positions. Everything seemed to be white based and it looked wonderful. A few white curtains flowed from the ceiling providing an airy ambiance and a large hand sculpture was located in middle of the stage.

The band start to play “Send to Robin Immediately” and after a few moments Robyn appeared on top of the stairs like a fairy. After a few verses she stepped down to the main stage and went into the title track from her latest record. The fans took it all in and were excited to have her in front of them and many tried reaching out to grab her hand. A few songs in she did notice a few people in front row and granted their wish in a sweet gesture.

She made it very clear that there would be a lot of dancing and she kicked right into it with “Indestructible,” going into a routine during the bridge. Her energy was very contagious and it made everyone around smile and ready to have a good time. This is something I love seeing at a show that I have no idea what to expect. We were there, we were going to have a good time, and she was going to lead the way.

Her set included most of her new tunes that the crowd was into and while those were enjoyed, everyone absolutely lost it when “Dancing on My Own” came on. She herself was overwhelmed when everyone started to sing along so loud and passionately that she stopped to hear them sing the chorus. It was an incredible moment to be a part of, it’s the reason we enjoy coming to shows.

The main set ended with another hit, “Tell Your Girlfriend,” and the night seemed a lot shorter than we all wanted. She returned to sing newer “Human Being,” and fan favorite, “With Every Heartbeat.” No one stopped dancing during her performance including Robyn herself, she really was not joking when she said, “I’m just going to dance all night.” She really knows how to put on an incredible show and we are so glad we got to be a part of the excitement.

Check out more photos from the show HERE.


Sophia Barkalakis

Music is probably the most important part of her life. Sophia is constantly searching for new material, old and new. Always looking forward to the next live show she can attend, ready to immerse herself in the sound. "There is something so magical about attending a live show that you cannot possibly feel from a recording itself that makes it worth going to", she says. She also says she's lucky to be able to combine her passion for music with her obsession of capturing moments. She finds that being able to look at a photograph and be transported to that second of your life is indescribable and she's so grateful for all those great moments.