Yungblud brought his highly-anticipated Life On Mars Tour to The Fillmore in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14). The tour, which is in support of his second studio album, Weird!, also featured support from Palaye Royale and Charlotte Sands. The trek marks the Doncaster native’s biggest U.S. tour to date and it’s completely sold-out.
The 24-year-old singer, who has quickly become a fan-favorite in music over the past few years with his relatable lyrics and infectious personality, put his signature vocals on full display during his electrifying set, which found the fast rising star performing songs from his 2020 project, Weird!, as well as some fan-favorite hits and his latest single, “Fleabag.”
After a projection of Yungblud’s lips addressed the capacity crowd in a Rocky Horror-esque manner a black curtain dropped and unveiled the singer, wearing black makeup, leather pants and a black button-up shirt (with a name tag that read c*nt). The sold-out crowd then welcomed the singer to the stage with a deafening applause as he exploded onto the stage to his single “Strawberry Lipstick.”
The “Fleabag” hitmaker delivered a confident set that highlighted his vocals, likeable personality, and his epic stage presence that left fans mesmerized while he demanded their attention with his palpable energy. The animated hitmaker not only gave a stunning performance, but he also bantered back and forth with his band and the crowd, making for a more intimate show. He even threw roses to fans in the crowd in honor of Valentine’s Day.
Yungblud even brought a message of equality and acceptance during his show as he serves as the perfect example of not being afraid to be who you want to be and not caring what other people think of you as long as you’re happy with who you are. “You love whoever the f*ck you want to love, and you can identify in any f**king way that you want to identify. So Philly, I’ll ask you again, are you feeling the f**king love?”
“You ever felt like a freak? You’ve ever been afraid to be exactly who you are?” a message played over the speakers as Yungblud changed out of his leather pants and into a leather mini-skirt, which he wore for the remainder of his set. “Well not anymore, look around yourselves, these people are your family, they will uplift you, they will support you and they will love you for exactly who you are. I pledge allegiance to strange. I pledge allegiance to the individual. I pledge allegiance to weird.”
The show was complimented by a stellar production that included projections onto a wall of Marshall amplifiers and some vibrant lighting. He ended his 15-song set with “I Think I’m OKAY,” before returning to the stage for a three-song encore that included: “Braindead!,” “God Save Me, But Don’t Drown Me Out,” and “Machine Gun (F**k the NRA).”
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Palaye Royale served as direct support for Yungblud and powered through their rockin’ performance that got the crowd’s blood flowing for the headline act.
Viral sensation Charlotte Sands opened the show with an impressive stage presence that captivated the sold-out audience, proving she has what it takes to become the next superstar in music.