Bryson Tiller is back and he’s better after hitting the road for the first time in six years. The Grammy-nominated singer kicked off the sold-out Back and I’m Better Tour in San Diego, California, this May and plans to visit 25 major U.S. cities along the way. The Lowkey R&B team attended the Houston, Texas, show at House of Blues and here’s what we had to say:
Aaron Paige opened the show, followed by DJ Nitrane who kept the crowd lit with a good mix of current and throwback R&B hits. He also teased a few unreleased, unnamed Bryson Tiller tracks that we are all patiently awaiting.
The stage setup included arcade machines, video game-inspired lighting as the backdrop and a haze machine for some added razzle-dazzle. The moment Tiller walked out on stage, the fan-heavy crowd went crazy! It was incredible to hear the fans collectively singing along, word-for-word, to his greatest hits. Tiller graced us with some much-needed 2015 and 2020 nostalgia with his setlist including many of our faves such as: “Exchange,” “Wild Thoughts,” “Don’t,” “Always Forever,” and “Inhale,” to name a few.
All in all, the show was a nice re-introduction to Bryson Tiller and everything that is to come as he steps into his new era of creating music that meets him where he is in this new phase of life.
Remaining Back and I’m Better Tour Dates:
Jun 4 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas
Jun 6 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
Jun 7 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Jun 8 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
Jun 10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
Jun 12 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at The Market
July 2 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Etess Arena