Regina Spektor has been earning herself loyal and devoted fans of her music all across the world since her self-released debut album 11:11 back in 2001. Fast forward to almost two full decades of creating music, Spektor is traveling the world and selling out multiple venues everywhere between her homeland of Russia and some of the best theatres in Canada. Released in September 2016, Remember Us to Life became the seventh entry into Spektor’s musical library. Kicking off her 2017 tour in support of Remember Us to Life; Spektor graced the Metropolis theatre in Montreal for her very first stop.
Dressed in black pants, a smart black shirt, and red shoes that Spektor claims have been to the “shoe doctor” more times than she could count, Spektor took her perch at the grand piano centre stage and started the evening with “On The Radio” from her gold-selling album Begin To Hope. The Metropolis theatre was packed and hung off of every note. Spektor joked and took time to interact with the audience who seemed enchanted by the songstress. “I feel like this is one of those dreams where I am not wearing any pants” Spektor joked, “But I see I have pants on, so we are good to go.”
The evening was a wide range of Spektor’s vast musical collection. Including songs from each of her previous studio albums, the focus of the set list was appropriately on Remember Us to Life. Spektor include the album Remember Us to Life throughout her set list almost in full, performing; “Bleeding Heart,” “Older and Taller,” “Grand Hotel,” “Small Bill$,” “The Light,” “The Trapper and the Furrier,” “Tornadoland,” and “The Visit” were some of the tracks Spektor performed.
Spektor also treated her fans to some of the favorites that they have come to know and appreciate including; “Samson” which first made its appearance on 2002’s Songs and later on 2006’s Begin To Hope, “Après Moi,” “Sailor Song” from 2004’s Soviet Kitsch, “You’ve Got Time” from the Netflix hit Orange Is The New Black, and her personal selection of the Leonard Cohen track “Chelsea Hotel #2” from his 1974 album, New Skin for the Old Ceremony.
Spektor spent the evening performing song after song, and entertaining the audience. Each member of the audience was there for one purpose and one purpose, to hear Spektor perform. Spektor was energetic, entertaining, and completely precious. If you have not had a chance to listen to and of Spektor’s albums, or catch her in a live show I strongly suggest you give her music a chance or two. Even though Montreal marks the only Canadian stop on Spektor’s 2017 tour, you can guarantee that she will be back.
Regina Spektor 2017 Tour Dates:
March 08, 2017 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
March 09, 2017 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
March 03, 2017 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
March 13, 2017 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
March 14, 2017 – Washington, DC – DAR Constitution Hall
March 16, 2017 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
March 17, 2017 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
March 20, 2017 – Nashville, TN – The Ryman Auditorium
March 23, 2017 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
March 24, 2017 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theater
March 26, 2017 – St. Paul, MN – The Palace
March 29, 2017 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore
March 31, 2017 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
April 02, 2017 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium
April 03, 2017 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
April 05, 2017 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theater
April 07, 2017 – Berkeley, CA – Hearst Greek Theatre
April 08, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA – Dolby Theatre
Music has touched my soul since day one. Whether it is performing or sitting down with some of the biggest names in music, I can always be found sharing my profoundly tender affection of music with anyone who will listen. Being a music journalist has allowed me to expand my knowledge of music and interact with some of my biggest childhood heroes. From days of radio broadcasting to sitting back, kicking off my cowboy boots and sharing my adventures with likeminded music fans online has been nothing short of amazing. Canada is full of true musical talent and I look forward to continuing to share my adventures in music with you.