Jeremy Zucker brought his More Noise tour to a spectacularly sold-out Regency Ballroom in San Francisco at the end of last month in support of his latest album Crusher. At only 25 years old, Zucker is already impressively experienced, with a headlining tour, multiple festivals, frequent collaborations, and countless EPs under his belt. If his performance in San Francisco is any indication, that experience is paying off tenfold.
The young singer and his fans are making up for lost time with contagious enthusiasm. Zucker was certainly on the rise before the pandemic shutdown halted his 2020 tour plans, and given this crowd’s response to the alt-pop singer’s performance, his popularity has not slowed down since. The balcony of the two-story venue literally shook from the weight of hundreds of fans jumping and dancing along to Zucker throughout the night. For much of the performance, Zucker’s voice was nearly drowned out from the over 2,000 fans singing along in unison.
Zucker was visibly touched by the energy of his fans, positively beaming as he stepped onstage to the roar of the crowd. Throughout the night, he would periodically stop singing to soak in the electricity of the audience, feeding into the magnetic relationship between performer and crowd. Poignant mental health themes punctuated his opening songs “we’re fucked, it’s fine,” “Therapist,” and “all the kids are depressed,” themes that clearly resonated with the audience based on the resonance of the entire venue singing as one.
Zucker does not rely on particularly flashy set designs or choreography, but he frankly doesn’t need them. He derives his charm from the simplicity of his performance and the honesty of his lyrics. This was particularly true during “comethru,” one of Zucker’s most popular releases. The heartfelt lyrics “I’m trying to realize/It’s alright to not be fine on your own” were punctuated by a venue full of young fans singing along. Together, Jeremy Zucker and his audience created something completely new, a collective whole experiencing the magic of live music as one.
Check out a gallery of the show below: