Photos and Review by: Allyssa Arens
Lineup: Greyson Chance, Dynamyte,
Date: November 12, 2022
Location: Tower Theatre, Oklahoma City, OK
Last Saturday, November 12, singer-songwriter Greyson Chance brought his Palladium tour to the Tower Theatre in Oklahoma City in support of his album Palladium, which was released this past September. The show was extra special not only for the audience but for Greyson himself as he grew up in the OKC area and still calls it home.
Chance first rose to popularity as a young child whose YouTube cover of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” garnered millions of views, but he is now cementing his place as a sultry pop powerhouse, with his vocals and lyrics captivating all who were in attendance.
The show kicked off with opener Dynamyte, who warmed up the crowd nicely with her gorgeous fusion of pop with R&B/jazz influences. Playing singles such as “I Don’t Like You”, “Come Thru”, and “Only Want You”, among others, she displayed an immense amount of talent as she went back and forth between a mic stand and a drum kit while being accompanied by her keyboardist Marc.
About a half hour later, it was time for Chance’s turn in the spotlight, and he did not disappoint, keeping the audience captivated as he ran through a lengthy 1 ½ hour set consisting of Palladium in its entirety along with “shut up”, which is currently sitting at over 85 million stream on Spotify, and a couple of other selections from his later discography. Being Greyson’s hometown show, there was an additional feeling of community and connection that I feel privileged to have been a part of, especially being in such an LGBTQ+ friendly space so soon after an election cycle that had less-than-ideal results for many members of that community including myself. To be able to be surrounded by a group of like-minded individuals, even if only for a night, felt very freeing as we all vibed along with Greyson while he brought the house down with his phenomenal vocals while still making the show feel intimate at the same time.
If you are looking for new chill, vibe-y, music to listen to, I highly recommend checking out Palladium, as well as the rest of Greyson’s discography, as well as checking out a show if he is playing near you soon.
The Palladium Tour is currently set to resume on Friday at the Troubadour in Hollywood, CA, following the cancellation of stops in Denver and Salt Lake City due to Chance being hospitalized for complications from a skin infection; Manor 208 sends our well wishes to Chance on his recovery.
His remaining tour dates can be found here.