When Tom Misch announced his tour stop at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco several months ago, the South London singer immediately sold out the venue. The show was quickly upgraded to the larger arena of The Warfield and again tickets sold out in no time.
Although Tom Misch is relatively unknown in the US, he is championed as one of the UK's most promising producers. Having gained popularity by releasing mixtapes of his hip-hop beats on SoundCloud, and only switching over to R&B and singing himself a couple years ago, it is clear that Misch is most comfortable removing himself from the spotlight and just jamming out with his jazz-inspired guitar licks.
Having just released his debut album Geography on April 6th, which is filled with the same danceable, minimalist beats that he is known for, it was going to be interesting to see what he brought with him for the Geography Tour.
At the beginning of Tom Misch’s set, he wet the crowd's appetite with a handful of tracks from Beat Tape 2. The smooth styling of ‘The Journey’ and ‘Colours of Freedom’ set the show up for success. It wasn’t until about halfway through the set that Misch started to amp up the night with special sax solos on ‘Follow’ and of course ‘Everybody Get Down’. Although the backdrop and lighting were fairly minimal (as to be expected from Misch), it added a nice ambiance to go with the funky r&b chops that Misch was constantly laying down.
Tom Misch is definitely an artist to watch out for in the coming years. As he gains more confidence on stage and starts to experiment with his soundscapes, even more, he will be a powerful force in the world of soul/r&b music.
Tom Misch is on tour throughout May 6 including dates at Coachella and then he hops back over to the UK for a string of dates at the O2 Academy venues.
APR 18 - The Novo - Los Angeles, CA (Click for tickets)
APR 19 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA (Click for tickets)
April 20 – Coachella – Indio, CA
APR 24 - Gothic Theatre - Englewood, CO (Click for tickets)
APR 26 - Metro Chicago - Chicago, IL
APR 27 - El Club - Detroit, MI (Click for tickets)
APR 28 - The Phoenix Concert Theatre - Toronto, ON, Canada
MAY 1 - Le National - Montreal, QC, Canada
MAY 2 - Royale, Boston, MA (Click for tickets)
MAY 3 - Brooklyn Steel - New York, NY (Click for tickets)
MAY 5 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA (Click for tickets)