Kane Brown brought his Worldwide Beautiful Tour to Atlantic City, New Jersey on Saturday (Feb. 29) and impressed the sold-out crowd with an electrifying 75-minute set featuring his biggest hits and showcasing his continued growth as a live performer.
Selling out in a matter of hours, the show at the Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall served as the kick-off to the North American leg of the tour and featured special guests Chris Lane, Russell Dickerson and Restless Road.
Kicking it into high gear right off the bat, the superstar made a grand entrance, dropping in from high above the stage, singing “Lose It.” Fans roared with applause as Brown began to make his way around the massive stage, which ran nearly half the length of the arena floor.
Executing confidence, the reigning American Music Awards’ Male Country Artist winner had fans in the palm of his hand throughout his 20-song setlist, which included hits such as “What Ifs,” “Homesick,” “Used to Love You Sober” and “Rodeo” (see full setlist below). Fans didn’t sing along to just the radio hits though. At times it was difficult to differentiate the radio singles from the deep cuts as his dedicated followers appeared to know every word to every song.
Brown even gave fans a taste of new music, performing two new tracks: “Vodka Cranberry” and “Be Like That.” When introducing the songs, Brown teased that new music would be on the way soon.
Throughout his set, Brown made it clear that the most important things to him were his fans and his family. At one point, he even dedicated the song “Better Place” to his wife, who was watching with their daughter from the soundboard.
“I got married last year to my beautiful wife, Katelyn, and this is one of her favorite songs,” he explained. “I took it out of the set for a while and I had to put it back in but I had to change the words from green eyes to brown eyes because she kind of got a little upset, so baby I know you’re out there, this song is for you.”
The show also included a few intimate moments that allowed Brown to connect with the audience on a more personal level.
Prior to singing the poignant “For My Daughter,” Brown took a moment to explain the inspiration behind the song.
After a brief video montage of clips of Kane as a baby and toddler played on the screens behind him, the superstar told the crowd, “I met my dad when I was sixteen years old, that was the first time I met my dad and I found out I had some brothers and sisters along the way that I also didn’t meet till I was sixteen. So, I told myself that one day when I had a family that I’d be the best damn dad I could ever be. And as most of y’all know I am officially a dad now and it’s the best thing in the world, to my beautiful daughter Kingsley. It’s honestly the best thing, I couldn’t ask for anything else and she is actually here tonight which is the first time that’s she ever seen me perform so I gotta sing this for my daughter…”
As he sang the expertly-crafted tune, which he co-wrote alongside Tom Douglas and Chase McGill, heartwarming photos and video clips of his family were displayed for all to see.
The full-throttle show was a perfect example of just how far Kane Brown has come. Admitting he was a bit “nervous” before taking the stage, Brown shared a message of gratitude with fans and went on to encourage them to chase their dreams, no matter how crazy they may be.
“I grew up with a rough childhood, I went through a lot of things and just to make it here today at this time and moment, it should make y’all believe that y’all can do whatever y’all want to, no matter what you ever go through,” he humbly pointed out.
Fans were delighted when Dickerson and Lane returned to the stage to collaborate with Brown on “Pull It Off,” a track off his 2016 debut album. The three artists’ voices blended together well and it made for a memorable moment in the show.
Brown led an arena-wide sing-along of “Heaven” and “One Thing Right,” before launching into an encore of “Good As You” from the b-stage in the back of the arena.
Boasting top-notch production with stunning visuals like lasers, vibrant lighting and a giant video wall, Brown’s Worldwide Beautiful Tour is a must-see.
Providing direct support was Chris Lane, who, despite experiencing a few technical difficulties, delivered a solid set, showcasing songs like “I Don’t Know About You,” “Take Back Home Girl,” “For Her” and his latest single, “Big, Big Plans.”
Russell Dickerson brought the energy with his self-proclaimed “RD Party.” His set was very well-received, most notably when he performed his breakout single, “Yours,” and latest chart-topper, “Every Little Thing.”
Opening the show promptly at 7 pm was new trio Restless Road, who showcased their just-released self-titled EP with a set that had their extraordinary harmonies on full-display. The group later joined Brown for their collaborative track, “Take Me Home.”
Kane Brown setlist:
1. Lose It
2. Found You
3. Vodka Cranberry
4. One Night Only/Last Minute Late Night
6. Better Place
7. For My Daughter
9. What Ifs
10. Short Skirt Weather
12. Be Like That
13. Mash Up of Songs including SoujaBoy’s “Crank That” and Bear’s “Hot Girl Bummer”
14. Take Me Home w/ Restless Road
15. Used To Love You Sober
16. Pull It Off w/ Chris Lane & Russell Dickerson
19. One Thing Right
20. Good As You
Kane Brown’s headlining tour continues this week with stops in Boston, Mass., (March 4), Portland, Maine (March 5), Albany, NY (March 6) and Buffalo, NY (March 7). Click HERE to see if Kane Brown’s Worldwide Beautiful Tour is coming to a city near you.