Updated: 5 days ago
The electro-pop trio A R I Z O N A made it back to their old stomping grounds where they first became a band in Boston, MA for their headlining tour Live For a Night.
However, the talented group, including lead singer Zach, guitarist Nathan, and keyboardist David, are originally from New Jersey. They put on an unforgettable experience on Thursday night, November 9th at the House of Blues alongside opener Fly by Midnight. The lights and projections were intergalactic, majestic, vibrant, and trippy filling the venue with color and life. From every angle of the room that I looked people were dancing freely and smiles spread across faces. The band played music from their recently released third self-titled album A R I Z O N A, but also played all of their biggest hits from over the years really taking us down memory lane. A fun fact about the show too that I learned was that their set was designed by Zach, while the set list was constructed by Nathan. In addition, they had a very special segment in the show where the band allowed artists that submitted to play their music on stage and were chosen and the they jumped into the audience to, for once in 6 years, finally watch an A R I Z O N A show. It was such a great moment in the night and the new band was extremely talented performing the single "Dark Skies".
Now, to give context, I have been a huge fan of A R I Z O N A for a while now, and I first met and interviewed them back in 2018. I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to meet one of most down-to-earth and the kindest artists I have ever met then, and am thankful that I am able to still connect with them even today. Watching their journey and growth fills me with such joy and pride and to say that I didn't feel like tearing up at this last show would be a total lie. Their music is one for the masses, with over 1.6 million monthly listeners on Spotify, their music is somehow always there for you--consoling you, cheering you on, reminding you that you're not alone in this fight of life and is always tied together through a string of upbeat melodies and energizing tunes that make you feel alive and well even on some of the darkest of days.
I can actually note in many instances how their music really got me through some tougher moments in my life and I will always be appreciative of that. Zach said it well on the stage when he mentioned "music is so much bigger than all of us" and it's what brings us together and ties us together, and even in their case, bands them together.
Their ability construct such beautiful records every time never ceases to amaze me and I love that they never just touch on topics of love but also on mental health.
I will always be a big supporter of the guys and their music, and can't wait to continue to watch their triumph in the years to come.
Here are my photos below from the show: