Considering all the other tours you must already be saving your money up for, this news probably couldn't come at a worse time. In addition to Taylor Swift's 1989 World Tour and One Direction launching another tour of their own in 2015, there's one more popular artist who is hitting the road and gearing up to take what's left of your money. On the bright side — or the not-so-bright side — her tour isn't international. It turns out that Meghan Trainor has announced a That Bass Tour that will take her to 17 cities across the United States. The tour begins on February 11, 2015, almost a month after the release of her debut album, Title.
If there's one thing that we've learned about Trainor from her hit song "All About That Bass", it's that she knows how to put on a show. The song went viral due largely to her colorful, fun, bouncy, and hilarious music video that went with an equally colorful, fun, bouncy, and hilarious song. However, this is Trainor's first North American tour and some might be wondering exactly what kind of show she's planning to put on for them if they do shell out the money for one of her tour dates. However, there's no need to worry about that. I've planned Trainor's entire tour for her and here's what you can expect if you decide to head out to go and see That Bass.
If there's one thing that's threaded through all of the singles that Trainor has released so far, it's girl power. Not only is "All About That Bass" about loving your body no matter what shape it is, but she's also released songs like "Dear Future Husband" to tell all the men out there that they shouldn't get with her if they're expecting a docile housewife who will stay at home all day. For added girl power, Trainor should have a troupe of female back up dancers of all shapes and sizes filling the stage with her, to further promote her message that there's no "right" way to look.
Can we just take a moment to go and watch "All About That Bass" again? The clothes and headbands that Trainor cycles through in that music video are colorful, adorable, and totally enviable. When it comes to costuming for her tour, she should go all out with those pastels and neons. Not only do they look great on her, but they're eye-catching and would make for some great merchandising from people who want to dress just like her.
All right, so it won't exactly be new music considering Title will come out right before the tour kicks off. However, it will be your first opportunity to see Trainor perform many of the songs off the album live and in person. Anyone can listen to an album in the privacy of their own home, but seeing how Trainor interprets each song with an elaborate routine, pretty costumes, and amazing dancers is well worth the cost of a concert ticket, don't you think? Maybe she'll even sing some new songs that didn't make it on to Title. You never know.
The sound of "All About That Bass" harkens back to old school doo wop and I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of Trainor's tour is based around that aesthetic. Imagine, if you will, the spotlights flashing on to a jukebox or an entire set up of a malt shop before Trainor and her dancers flood in to start singing the titular tour song. How cool would that be? The music that she puts out lends itself well to those kinds of throwbacks, so I'm already expecting her tour to be loaded with references to the old school.
Let's just be frank here. Trainor can produce some truly beautiful covers. Remember when she did that acoustic cover of Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off"? With a ukelele? Who knows what other instruments she can play? There's no better way to keep your concert fresh than by covering different songs in different ways that fans might find superior to the original work. (Not that this is what happened with "Shake It Off". I'm just saying.)
The dates for the tour can be found below.
February 11 – Vancouver — Vogue Theatre February 13 – Portland — Wonder Ballroom February 14 – Seattle — Neptune Theatre February 16 – San Francisco — The Fillmore February 18 – San Diego — House of Blues February 21 – Los Angeles — El Rey February 25 – Houston — House of Blues February 27 – Dallas — Granada Theater March 1 – Louisville — Mercury Ballroom March 2 – Detroit — St. Andrew’s Hall March 4 – Chicago — House of Blues March 6 – Toronto — The Phoenix March 8 – Washington — The Fillmore Silver Spring March 11 – Philadelphia — Theatre of Living Arts March 13 – New York — Irving Plaza March 17 – Boston — Paradise Rock Club March 20 – Nashville — The Cannery
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