Posted On 12 Jun 2017
Last Friday night, the Hollywood Records blues-pop singer-songwriter ZZ Ward entertained a packed Roxy Theater in Los Angeles, CA. Located just off the infamous Sunset Strip, the steamy venue was filled to the brim with Friday night concert-goers. Despite the sticky sweltering heat inside the club, the 31 year-old belted out her tunes and kept the energy up throughout her set. Along with her incredibly talented band backing her up, it all made for a perfect start to the weekend!
Wearing her signature black wide-brimmed hat and matching black shirt and leather pants, she remarked at how happy she was to be there and back to
touring this summer. She exclaimed, “I picked the right profession!”
Ward has a busy summer and fall tour lined up to support the new music she has coming out in a few weeks. (See full tour dates here- http://www.zzward.com/)
The singer played a combination of songs off her debut album, “Til The Casket Drops,” and her two EPs “”Criminal” and “Love and War.” She also performed brand new tracks from her upcoming new album “The Storm” to be released on June 30th via Hollywood Records.
The crowd particularly enjoyed hearing her hits “Put The Gun Down,” “Til The Casket Drops, “Love 3X” and “Charlie Ain’t Home.”
After singing a few songs, ZZ remarked at what a great night it was for her because there were a lot of special people there. This included several of the musicians and producers that helped her put together “The Storm” as well as her 90 year-old grandmother who she said loves rock shows but enjoys hers the most!
Ward was eager to share new songs that had never been heard live before, like “Ghost, “Ride,” “Cannonball,” “If You Stayed” and “Help Me Mama.”
A highlight of the show was when ZZ invited Fitz And The Tantrums front-man Fitz to join her on stage to sing their brand new duet “Domino.” It was the very first time they had sang it together live. The crowd also really enjoyed seeing her break out the harmonica on a few tracks.
Ward has an incredibly upbeat and positive attitude and it was a pleasure seeing that really come alive on stage.