James Arthur did not disappoint fans at his sold-out show at Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom. The 2012 X Factor UK winner played a well-rounded setlist that was sure to please every one of his concertgoers’ setlist wishlists.
Nina Nesbitt opened the show solo and played a mix of songs on keys and guitar.
Nesbitt showed her love for Taylor Swift by not only covering a song, but by wearing some Swift merch. The Scottish singer even threw in a Britney Spears cover, which led to the full house singing along with her. Her radiant energy prepped the crowd for a fun evening with James Arthur.
James Arthur was ready to entertain the sold-out crowd right from the start, as he began the headlining set with a guitar-heavy performance of his song “4000 Miles”. The flashing lights and fog enhanced the rock-and-roll moment between Arthur and his bandmates. Once Arthur switched lanes into his ballads, it was clear there was romance in the air amongst the fans. Many couples swayed with arms around one another as they sang with passion back to Arthur.
James Arthur closed out the Nashville stop of his It’ll All Make Sense Tour with a trio of songs for the encore: “Train Wreck”, “Lasting Lover” and finally, the highly-anticipated hit, “Say You Won’t Let Go”.
Photography by Stephanie Swart