Brett Young brought his impeccable vocals and catalog of hits to Parx Casino’s XCite Center in Bensalem, Penn. on Friday (Dec. 13) for a sold-out show. Taking a brief break from his duties as a new father, the superstar brought a memorable show to fans in the Bensalem area.
Kicking off the show at 8PM with “Catch,” Young went on to perform a 16-song set that included his No. 1 singles “In Case You Didn’t Know,” “Like I Loved You,” “Mercy,” “Sleep Without You” and “Here Tonight.” Young’s set list also included a medley of cover songs, including Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out Of Heaven,” One Republic’s “All The Right Moves,” Post Malone’s “Better Now” and Oasis’ “Champagne Supernova,” and an impressive performance of Gavin DeGraw’s “Not Over You.”
Although there were 3,000 fans in attendance, Young’s show had a very intimate feel as he often interacted with fans from the stage. At one point, he paused the show to open up about fatherhood and admitted to feeling a bit of “dad guilt” while being away from his daughter, Presley Elizabeth.
“I am at a stage in my life where I a terribly conflicted because I love what I do so much, I kind of draw everything from it, every little bit of adrenaline and excitement in my life always came from coming to do this,” he shared. “Now, I have a new baby girl at home and you know they talk about mom guilt all the time, well I have a little bit of dad guilt. ‘Cause I do wish I could be home, my daughter is almost 8-weeks old and they change so much every day and I hate that I’m missing it, but also I am having fun right now. I am happy to be here with you and there’s a little part of me that feels bad about having fun right now cause I know my wife [Taylor Mills] is home with our baby doing a lot of work. So thank you guys for being here for my guilty pleasure.”
The California native even got a bit emotional during the show when a fan presented him with a personalized gift for Presley.
“Really? For my daughter?” he asked. Young accepted the gift while seemingly holding back tears, he told the audience, “I’ve been getting real emotional at every show since the baby was born, so thank you for that…”
Young was backed by an incredibly talented band and shared the spotlight with them during a cover of Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” where he allowed each of them to showcase their vocal abilities. His band includes Keaton Simons (Lead Guitar), Billy Hawn (Drums), Noah Needleman (Bass) and Matt Ferranti (Keys/Guitar). Ferranti will be opening for Brett Young on his upcoming ‘Chapters’ Tour.
Young capped off his show with an emotion-filled performance of “Mercy” that ended with a standing ovation. Young appeared to be overjoyed and humbly thanked the crowd before exploding into his final song of the evening, “Ticket to L.A.” The show ended with a massive sing-a-long that had the sold-out crowded belting out the lyrics at the top of their lungs.
Brett Young will kick off his headlining 2020 ‘Chapters’ Tour in Knoxville, TN at Knoxville Civic Auditorium on January 30th. Young told the crowd that the upcoming tour will allow him to “pull back the curtain a bit” and “tell more stories” throughout the night. Tickets for the 2020 Chapters Tour are on sale now.
Check out our exclusive photos from Brett Young’s show below.