Posted On 30 Jan 2017
On Friday, January 27th, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter LeAnn Rimes graced an LA stage once again after a long absence.
As the start of her “Long Live Love” Club Tour, the performer delighted a sold out crowd at West LA’s El Rey Theatre for close to 2 hours.
The performer belted out her older chart-topping classics like “Blue”, “One Way Ticket”, “I Need You” and “How Do I Live.” These songs were particularly well received and got the crowd screaming and shouting “I Love’s You’s” to the stage.
Her voice was just as rich and strong as it was on these songs 20 years ago. LeAnn sang a fun remix of her hit single from the 2000 film, Coyote Ugly, “Can’t Fight The Moonlight” and it was welcomed by the crowd with thunderous applause.
“Hopefully, there comes a time in all of our lives where we stop resisting and start allowing ourselves to live a more authentic life,” Rimes said in a statement. “Remnants are the pieces of ourselves we want to keep. Allowing one’s self to fall apart as gracefully as possible and then picking up the most authentic pieces or remnants of ourselves and moving forward.”
LeAnn shared intimate details behind the making of the songs off this new collection and what it was like writing them. A big highlight of the show was when she performed a cover of Brandi Carlile’s hit song, “The Story” which can be found on “Remnants”. The covers didn’t stop there.
She then effortlessly moved on to covering the powerhouses Whitney Houston, Prince, Stevie Wonder and Groove Armada.
LeAnn ended the night with an incredible cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and it brought chills to everyone in the theatre. The show was indeed a lesson in voice control, experience and talent. Rimes still has those amazing pipes and this writer hopes she continues to sing for many more years to come.
LeAnn has one more show here in the states in New York on February 4th before heading to the UK next month for a string of dates. She will then return to the US in March for several more shows.
Here is our exclusive All Access interview with LeAnn Rimes: https://www.allaccess.com/hot-modern-ac/10-questions/archive/25704/10-questions-with-leann-rimes