Rex Orange County dazzled fans on Friday night with his first of two shows at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The shows are part of an epic North American tour Rex Orange County (full name Alex O’Connor) is currently on in support of his album Pony, which came out last fall.
For only being in his early twenties, O’Connor has found a tremendous amount of success. He’s best known for his eclectic music, which can best be described as a hybrid of alternative, indie, pop, and jazz. His set at Radio City Music Hall appropriately represented his genre-bending music perfectly. The night started off with “10/10,” “Laser Lights,” and “Face To Face” – all songs from Pony that started the night off with a bang.
All three of his albums —Bcos U Will Never B Free, Apricot Princess, and Pony — were all well represented in the setlist, which pleased the audience to no end. Everything from songs with pounding drums like “Television / so Far so Good,” to quieter anthemic ballads like “Pluto Projector,” to songs with epic horn sections like “Best Friend” graced the set list. Fans ate up every second of the show. From the second Rex Orange County and his bandmates walked on stage to when he played he final notes of “It’s Not The Same Anymore” and bid the crowd farewell, they sang and danced along with everything they had.
Rex Orange County is currently touring in North America on the Pony tour, which will be followed by some festival appearances in the spring and summer. Head over to Rex Orange County’s website for more information.
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