Thursday, October 21, 2010
Jason Derulo Los Angeles Concert Recap
I had the privilege to check out Beluga Heights / Warner Bros. artist Jason Derulo live at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, CA on Monday, October 18th. It all came out of the blue very quickly, but I was prepared.
This past year has been a momentous year for Jason Derulo. While quietly releasing his debut album in 2010, Jason bursted on the scene with a vengeance spawning 3 chart topping hits and completing an impressive tour run with the Black Eyed Peas and Lady Gaga as the coveted opening act.
I came into the show with no preconceived notions of what I was about to witness, which helps to keep matters at hand fresh. Little did I know, Jason unleashed a juggernaut of a live stage show.
As the lights went down and the fog rolled in, the anticipation at the House of Blues was on high. Jason came out in all black stage regalia and 'laser beams' on his finger tips. Then he proceeded to tear the premiere live spot on Sunset Strip down with "The Sky Is The Limit" and "Whatcha Say" his 1st chart smash with the Imogen Heap sample in place. It didn't let up from there. With his dancers and his superb back up band, Jason seduced the audience with his brand of music, swift dance moves, emotionally drenched songs and entrancing stage presence. Not quite Usher, not quite Justin Timberlake, only better - brand Jason Derulo I call it!
Check out more highlights from the show below.
In the middle of his set, Jason did his version of "Billie Jean" (view above) and J. Timberlake's "Sexy Back," the crowd ate it up. Later brought a girl from the crowd on stage and did a bump and grind sort of thing. The girl from the audience was tickled pink, to say the least.
Something is to be said about the opening act, fellow Beluga Heights artist Auburn. Auburn brought an unspecting surprise that you don't normally find in a opening act, full on entertainment! (view above) Judging by the audiences' reaction, Auburn is in good company on this tour and ready to break out into 'super' stardom. Look for Auburn soon to be taking over the charts and stages across the world very soon.
Special Thanks to K.S., Jennifer and all the fine folks at WMG / Warner Bros. / Beluga Heights who helped in arranging the show.
Be sure to catch Jason Derulo on tour while you can.
Fri 10/22/10 - Lawrenceville, NJ - Rider University
Sat 10/23/10 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
Mon 10/25/10 - Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
Wed 10/27/10 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
Thu 10/28/10 - Tampa, FL - The Ritz Ybor
(video courtesy of AyumiPULP, distant sights & aznzondemand)