Kip Moore brought his Wild Ones Tour to the west coast this week, with a stop in Portland, OR. The highly anticipated sold-show served as the first country concert in the area for 2016, and definitely set the bar high.
Kip, along with special guests The Cadillac Three, provided fans with a entertaining evening, resulting in the audience living in the moment as if it were a weekend rather than a Wednesday. Bringing the heart of “The South” to the stage, The Cadillac Three kicked the evening off with their dynamic set that set the tone for the night ahead.
When the lights went down, hands immediately went in the air welcoming Kip Moore to the Roseland Theater. Opening with album titled single, “Wild Ones,” Moore instantly made a connection with his audience. Showcasing his new album throughout the night, Kip brought Wild Ones to life with the delivery of each song. Adding diversity to his set, fans enjoyed several favorites from Kip’s debut album, Up All Night, as well as a few cover songs that included Jimmy Eat World’s “The Middle” and classic songs “Lean On Me” and “Stand By Me.” Kip also treated fans to a brand new, unreleased song, “My Baby’s Gone,” and alluded to the fact that he would be releasing new music this year!
“Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck” serves as Kip’s first #1 single and is always a fan favorite. In the past, Moore typically held this song to close out his shows. However, Kip has come to a point where he doesn’t need to hang on to that song until the end and has added it to the middle of his set. In fact, his set was closed out with mid-tempo song “That Was Us,” a song that almost didn’t make it on the record, and definitely made a lasting impression. Magic filled the room and the stage throughout the entire evening with many good times & memories made concluding in an unforgettable night.
Kip Moore is set to bring his Wild Ones Tour to California before he heads across the pond and brings his tour to the UK. He will then join Miranda Lambert on her 2016 Keeper of the Flame Tour.