Olivia Holt comes to Houston to deliver and she succeeds. On Friday, Nov. 4, Holt kicked off her ‘Rise of the Phoenix Tour’ at Warehouse Live in downtown Houston. Performing songs from her new EP, Olivia, and old albums, she took the audience’s attention and held it close for the entirety of the show. While the overall turnout was not a sold out situation that did not faze the singer as she put on an amazing show for the intimate audience there.
Ryland Lynch and Isac Elliot accompanied Holt on the tour adding some different styles to the artist’s repertoire. Elliot opened the show with ‘No One Else’, while Lynch sang his song ‘Fall Back In Love’ and got the crowd excited for the main event.
When Holt came out she made a short speech about how she is really happy to be starting of her tour in Houston, while thanking her team for making the tour possible at all. She then talked about childhood memories like singing with her family and writing her first song. After this time she began the show with her song ‘History’ while the audience danced and sang along.
She then sang ‘Thin Air’, in which she brought out Lynch to perform the duet with her since Jordan Fisher couldn’t be on tour with Holt. Lynch made the perfect understudy and the duo’s voices mixed perfectly.
Throwing it back, Holt sings part of ‘Had Me @ Hello’ from the Disney Channel movie Girl vs Monster, that she starred in. At this point the audience was at their peak and couldn’t get enough.
Holt made it fun for herself by dancing around, and interacting with the audience while singing and laughing. She knows exactly how to treat the audience as if they are her personal friends, and it was obvious that her fans appreciated that.
The concert itself was not very long only lasting, about two and a half to three hours including time before the show started, but some of the audience said it did not feel that long because of how entertaining it was. Holt ended the show with her title song ‘Phoenix’, and finished saying how much it meant to her that everyone came out to support her and her art.
Holt began her ‘Rise of the Phoenix Tour’ in Houston and set a precedent for the rest of the tour, showing anyone that came how much fun the Phoenix Tour is.