Written By | Tori White
half.alive and company kicked off their winter tour with a bang in Atlanta, Georgia on January 20th.
half.alive is joined on this tour by Austin Prince and Joan. Austin Prince soulfully kicked off the show with the accompaniment of his band. Prince’s heavy lyrics and distinctive bass really managed to get the crowd going. It’s clear that Prince is heavily inspired by R&B artists but he has undoubtably managed to find his own little bubble in that world. His ‘Hamilton’ meets Alternative/Indie sound played really with this younger audience. Surprisingly many in the crowd were enthusiastically waiting for Joan to take stage.
The Duo made up of two guys from Little Rock, Arkansas completely blew away the crowd with their 80s synth pop sound. These guys have managed to take over the indie pop scene with sound reminiscent of LANY and The 1975. Their singles ‘all the way’ and ‘I loved you first’ really turned The Masquerade into a scene out of an 80s dance movie. Joan is surely carving a name for themselves and their energizing stage presence and throwback sound is going to take them far.
Headliners, half.alive, were everything we were expecting and more. half.alive maybe a newer band but they have the fanbase of a seasoned artist and they knew how to cater to them even in a smaller venue. They opened the show with a screen and video projection that really emphasized the art of the show. When the screen fell the show began and the crowd went wild.
half.alive, while similar in sound to Twenty One Pilots, have a completely new flow. They bring calmness to what could easily be a hectic sound. half.alive not only aced the sound but their visuals were to die for. They had a light show that made you forget they were in a room with a capacity of 300, they even had dancers! Overall this is an amazing lineup and the start to the tour was nothing less that great.