Demi Lovato kicked off her Neon Lights tour with a flashy yet strikingly intimate concert at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada last night (February 9). During one of her many heart-to-hearts with fans, the 21-year-old said touring isn’t about dancing or fireworks but “you and me” and that personal approach resonated through every aspect of her hugely enjoyable show.
There was no choreography and only one costume change but you don’t need shiny distractions when you can belt out songs like Demi and connect with the crowd on such an emotional level. That’s not to say that the production was boring. Far from it. LED lights laced the stage and a giant screen showed beautiful projections from the diva’s career. It’s just that they were used to accentuate the experience rather than to divert your attention from vocal shortcomings. Think a Kelly Clarkson concert with more razzle dazzle.
Recent top 10 hit “Heart Attack” was the perfect way to open the show and fire up the already frenzied Lovatics before taking a trip down memory lane with 2010′s “Remember December”. It was one of several songs she performed from Here We Go Again, which could reflect the influence of creative/musical director Nick Jonas. He clearly favors Demi’s pop/rock phase, which is wise because that sound really suits her and translates better live. More »