Written By | Tyler Anderson
February 12th, 2020 was certainly a night to be remembered. Allen Stone was in town and ready to burn Buckhead Theatre to the ground in front of a sold-out crowd. Over 1,400 people filed in slowly after the doors opened and got into position to witness the high energy of the opener, Andy Suzuki and the Method.
Andy came flying out with a “You Give Me” opener exuding energy and good vibes into the crowd. The crowd was immediately enthralled with the great jams and incredible voice of the New York born front man. Ripping into their second song, they even surprised us with a little snippet of “No Diggity” by Blackstreet.
Samm Henshaw took the stage next with a very simple setup of just him, his keyboard and a bassist, but his voice was all he needed. Buttery smooth vocals and incredible talent on the keyboard, the London born artist really brought the heat tonight. He was given a modest eight song set, but left a lasting impression with his cover of Lori Lieberman’s “Killing Me Softly With His Song”. Closing his set with his hit “Church”, it perfectly set the stage for Allen Stone.
Greeted by an enormous crowd and a massive applause, Allen Stone came out swinging. Fueling from crown participation, he interacted in ways I have never seen. The crowd was the loudest I have ever heard at the Buckhead Theatre and screamed every song right back at Allen and his band. I went up to the upper deck and people were jamming so hard that they weren’t staying in their seats. The crowd below looked like a sea, moving and bobbing like waves. It’s safe to say that the sold-out status of the show was definitely earned and Allen Stone deserved it. Atlanta is eagerly awaiting his return.
Photo Credit | Tyler Anderson