While we are eagerly awaiting the release of his new album, we may have to wait a little longer for Robert Pattinson to go on tour. The singer recently postponed the North American leg of his upcoming tour, which was originally supposed to start on April 15 in Kansas City, Missouri and go on until May 19, 2020 in San Francisco, California. The postponement was made because of the ongoing pandemic. While there is some good news regarding the number of people who have fully recovered from novel coronavirus (COVID-19), there is also a huge number of people who have been left devastated. The singer postponed the tour to give his fans the opportunity to mourn the loss of loved ones, and give some much-needed peace during this time of isolation. (To read more, click here.)
What Makes This Tour Different?
This isn’t the first time that Robert Pattinson has postponed a tour. In fact, the singer has been very mindful about the health and safety of his fans, and has largely taken a more minimalistic approach to touring. While we are still a little over a month away from the Kansas City date, it is worth taking a look at the differences between the previous and current tours.
The Most Memorable Concert Experience
It was only fair to say that the singer probably saved the best for last when it came to his recent tour. Even if you weren’t sure what to expect, you knew that it was going to be something special. The singer pulled out all the stops, and it showed. From the moment he stepped on stage in Kansas City, until the very last note, Robert Pattinson brought it. The concert was filled with high-quality performances, some breathtaking moments, and some incredible surprises. (Watch a fan’s reaction below.)
The album itself was beautiful, and the singer put in a phenomenal performance. He has been working on it for nearly a year, and it shows. The lyrics are exquisite, and it was clear that he poured his heart into it. The album will be released on April 15, and we can’t wait to share it with you. (To listen to samples, click here.)
As good as the album was, it was hard to choose a favorite moment. You could argue that either the first song, or the last one is the standout. But for us, it was when he sang “If You Were My Love” acapella. We never get tired of that one. It perfectly sums up the raw emotion and talent that this artist brings to the table. (Watch the acapella video here.)
The Most Innovative Stage Design
It may not seem like it at first, but when you think about it, the entire concert was innovative. The set list was filled with surprises, and the staging reflected that. Checkpoint, a six-minute-long drum solo performed at the end of the show, was a creative feat in itself. (Watch it here.)
We also loved how he interacted with his audience during the concert. There were so many instances where he would stop the show and invite people on stage. Some of the highlights include:
An All-Female Cast For His 2021 Album
Although the album may not have been released yet, we know what it is going to sound like. Ever since the singer announced that the majority of the tracks would be written and performed by women, we have been anticipating a fresh take on his music. While there are no lyrics, the composition itself will be filled with the amazing voices of today’s most promising female artists. It is still unknown which of the artists he has chosen for the project, but it will no doubt be a real treat to listen to. (Rumors have it that he could choose from Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, Justin Bieber, or Shawn Mendes. He has even invited their wives to help him with the vocals.)
The album will be released on April 15, and we can’t wait to see and hear what the global superstar has cooked up this time. (To listen to samples, click here.)
Why Are Concerts Being Postponed?
It is not yet clear if and when concerts will resume, and whether they will be allowed to take place in front of large audiences again. The only certainty is that they won’t be the same as before. Even before the pandemic, concerts were a thing of the past for the majority of the world’s population. People were either working from home or stuck inside, unable to leave their houses.
With concerts being postponed, artists can now focus on their music and the fans can now focus on enjoying it from the comfort of their homes. Concerts won’t be the same as they were before the pandemic, and it will be interesting to see how people react to music and performances in the future. (Read more here.)
It is also worth noting that concerts don’t just need to be about music. While we were disappointed about the loss of an opportunity to see some of the world’s best musicians, it was also an excuse to go on a fun-filled bacchanal. It was a chance to let loose, and forget about the restrictions that society places on you. (Check out the photos here.)
What About The Future?
Although we will surely miss seeing and hearing live music, it is important to look at the bright side. The world of digital music has given birth to a new generation of musicians who were either too young or unable to participate in the making of the album. (Watch the video of a promising band here.)
With everyone having access to music and the internet, the next logical step is for musicians to reach out to their fans and give them what they want. This is where social media comes in. With platforms like TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter, musicians can now have real-time conversations with their fans, and even reach those who wouldn’t normally listen to their music. (To read more, click here.)
This way, even if concerts don’t exist anymore, artists can still engage with their audience and give them what they want. It isn’t about making money, it is about providing value.
It has been a challenging couple of months, and it will be a while before we can go back to how things were before the pandemic. Yet, as difficult as it was to go through, music will emerge stronger than ever.