Filmore joined Lauren Alaina on the That Girl Was Me Tour at New York City's Bowery Ballroom on January 27th.
It’s her first headlining tour, and for anyone who’s ever seen Lauren Alaina perform it should come as no surprise that every stop so far has sold out. New York’s Bowery Ballroom was the 7th consecutive sold out show for Lauren on the That Girl Was Me Tour.
The platinum-selling artist was catapulted into the public spotlight when she appeared on season ten of American Idol, where, at the age of 16, she finished second to Scotty McCreery. Her sophomore album, Road Less Traveled, was the top-streamed country album by a female artist in 2017 and featured her first number one hit single with the album’s title track.
The name of the tour and the show itself reflect back on all of Lauren’s experiences that have led her to this point. When she made the announcement she explained, “I was a little girl with a dream from Rossville, Georgia, who started singing at three, started writing songs at nine, started going to Nashville when I was ten, and then was I was sixteen I got second place on American Idol. I’ve done so many amazing things ever since, and I always love when y’all come up to me and you say, ‘Hey, are you that girl that I saw opening up for Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Blake Shelton?’ ‘Are you that girl that sings What Ifs with Kane Brown?’ Aren’t you that girl that sings Road Less Traveled, and Reba called and told you that you won an ACM? And my answer is yes, that girl was me.”
Originally scheduled to kick off in September, Lauren had to postpone the tour when she was given the chance to join Dancing With The Stars. Back in August she discussed how difficult that was, but the realization that she couldn’t give the show and the tour 100% drove her decision to delay the tour. She added, “This decision will be very embarrassing if I get out the first week, so please vote for me. Lol.” No issues there, as Lauren and her pro partner Gleb Savchenko made it to the finale, ultimately finishing fourth.
Lauren’s 17 song set at Bowery Ballroom featured lots of crowd favorites such as Ladies in the 90s, Doin’ Fine and My Kinda People. She also performed her current single, Getting Good and introduced the crowd to new music off her upcoming EP including the fun break-up song Somebody Else’s Problem. Opener Filmore joined her on stage to perform One Beer, her recent collaboration with Hardy and Devin Dawson.
The most emotional moment of the evening came when she performed The Other Side as a tribute to her late stepfather, Sam. Lauren fought through tears as she explained how important he had been in her life.
Her encore featured the heartfelt Three and her number one smash hit Road Less Traveled, with a very cool drum intro – check it out:
Filmore gave the crowd a high energy 45 minute set to start the night including performances of State I’m In, Slower (below), and his current single My Place. He also delivered covers of Thomas Rhett’s It Goes Like This and The Killers’ Mr. Brightside.
The That Girl Was Me Tour runs through February 8th. Later this month Lauren will join Blake Shelton on his 2020 Friends and Heroes Tour along with Trace Adkins, John Anderson and the Bellamy Brothers.
Check out our exclusive pics from Bowery Ballroom:
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Bowery Ballroom Setlist, January 27, 2020:
- In My Veins
- Barefoot and Buckwild
- Georgia Peaches
- Like My Mother Does
- Ladies in the ’90s
- Getting Good
- Somebody Else’s Problem
- Next Boyfriend
- Country In Me
- The Other Side
- Doin’ Fine
- My Kinda People
- One Beer (with Filmore)
- What Ifs
- Road Less Traveled