X Ambassadors Go BIG In Detroit
Words and photos by Tiffany Cuthrell
Powerhouse four-piece, X Ambassadors made an electrifying stop at the Fillmore on May 4, 2016
After the incredible success of their VHS tour (named after their debut album of the same name), the band has embarked on a VHS tour 2.0!
The renegades started off the day with an 89X Live X at Tap MGM Grand acoustic set. After playing a couple of songs, the band stuck around to answer questions from the audience and take photos with everyone.
Opening the show at the Fillmore was singer/songwriter Sara Hartman. Sara has been on a tremendous adventure to chase her dreams, transplanting from her Sag Harbor, New York home to Berlin one year back. Hartman presented beautiful songs through her larger than life voice. With guitar in hand, she was accompanied by a drummer and keyboard player. She is touring to promote her EP entitled “Satellite”.
Next up was Robert DeLong, one man band and electronic extraordinaire. DeLong delivered a set that most assuredly got the crowd dancing. His instruments included drums, keys, interfaces, a Wii remote and even a Sega Genesis controller (to name a few), giving an even more impressive visual to accompany his other worldy sound. DeLong delighted the crowd with catchy melodies and straight-forward lyrics. He is touring presenting jams from his latest studio album, “In The Cards”.
X Ambassadors took to the stage after an instrument swap, filled with rockstar energy and well-deserved confidence. Lead singer, Sam Harris, assured the audience, they were in for the best show of their lives. The four men invited the crowd to sing, jump and clap along, as they delivered songs from their debut LP and some older material from earlier EPs.
XA will be continuing their VHS 2.0 tour in the states through June, then heading overseas, and back for some more US stops through September.
Photos by Tiffany Cuthrell