Harry Styles – Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, IN – June 27th 2018
Show #7 on the list is a dude from a massively popular boy band that showed he could hold his own commanding a show solo, and that is Harry Styles. One of the former members of the mega boy group One Direction, Harry showcased his work from his debut 2017 solo album, Harry Styles, at this show at Bankers Life Fieldhouse back in June.
I thought Harry’s solo album was the best one from the members of One Direction who have released projects and that it had a very 70’s/80’s rock sound to it, so I was excited to see him perform the songs live to see if they held up. Working a mix of One Direction and solo songs, Styles performed seventeen songs in a roughly hour and thirty-minute set.
Starting the show with a spinning Rubik’s Cube graphic, Styles rolled out in a suit and opened with “Only Angel” much to the delight of his thousands of screaming fans. This song is perfect for building anticipation with its slow rising opening before thrusting into a guitar heavy chorus. Other highlights of the show included “Carolina”, the unreleased “Medicine” and the closer “Kiwi”.
Styles also does an A+ job at crowdwork. It’s funny, and he’s very quick witted, as evidenced by this video below of him trying to figure out how to pronounce a fan’s name.
He also worked a side stage playing a few songs stripped down before jogging back to the main stage for “Sign of the Times” off his solo project before returning for an encore of “From The Dining Table”, Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” and “Kiwi”. Check out the video below to see “Kiwi” which was a furious closing song to a fantastic show.