GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Snoh Aalegra recently returned to Washington, D.C. to bring her Ugh, These Temporary Highs Tour to The Anthem on Thursday, March 31st. The D.C. stop on this tour sold out well in advance, and the approximately six thousand fans in attendance braved the threat of severe weather to pack the venue to see the R&B superstar.
Rising talents Ogi and Ama Lou got things started and warmed up the growing crowd for Snoh. Once Ama Lou finished her set, the crew prepped the stage for Snoh and her band. About 25 minutes later, her band assumed their positions on stage, and shortly thereafter, Snoh ran out to join them.
She started the set with "Situationship," a modern-day anthem for a complicated relationship. The crowd’s energy level increased dramatically once Snoh was visible and stayed that way for her entire performance.
Snoh’s setlist for this show included over 20 songs, divided pretty evenly between her albums Ugh, those feels again and TEMPORARY HIGHS IN THE VIOLET SKIES. She sang her bangers "Whoa" and "IN YOUR EYES" as well as "LOST YOU," her song nominated for a 2022 GRAMMY Award for Best R&B Performance.
The audience was in total sync with Snoh and her band as they sang the lyrics to every single song. She appeared to feed off the crowd and was continually active, moving back and forth across the stage to engage everyone in attendance. It was an unseasonably warm and humid evening outside due to the severe weather, and that heat manifested itself inside the venue during Snoh’s performance. The number of people in proximity on the floor of The Anthem combined with the heat caused at least three people to faint during the show. The crowd alerted Snoh each time, and she graciously stopped performing to ensure that security was able to tend to those in need of assistance.
Snoh’s humility was apparent as she expressed her appreciation to everyone for spending their hard-earned money to see her perform. Right before singing "VIOLET SKIES," which she said was her singing to her younger self, she shared how important it is to follow your dreams and not let other people’s opinions deter you. After singing "Love Like That," she smoothly transitioned into her cover of Bobby Caldwell’s iconic "What You Won’t Do For Love," which was released as a Spotify single entitled "DO 4 LOVE."
After singing the catchy "Nothing To Me," where full audience participation was in full effect, Snoh thanked the audience and walked off the stage. The raucous crowd was not ready to leave, so they screamed loudly until she came back. Snoh then properly ended the show with two heartfelt love songs from Ugh, those feels again that helped take her to the next level, "Find Someone Like You" and "I Want You Around."
Snoh performed for approximately 80 minutes and truly gave those in attendance their money’s worth. Her band is exceptional, and it is apparent they have tremendous cohesiveness as a group that comes with playing together over time. Do yourself a favor and check out Snoh Aalegra when her Ugh, These Temporary Highs Tour, which runs through the end of May, comes to your city. You will not be disappointed.- Advertisement -
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