Pop-Break Live: OneRepublic at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, PA
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American Airlines AAdvantage (R) MasterCard Cardmembers were treated to an exclusive concert from GRAMMY®-nominated pop/rock outfit, OneRepublic.
The band performed a high energy set of their danceable anthems on Tuesday night November 29 at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, PA.
Heading into the show, the band’s lead singer, and lauded songwriter Ryan Tedder, had the following to say:
“Working with MasterCard and American Airlines to bring intimate, one-of-a-kind performances to our fans is really exciting for us,” said Tedder. “We’re looking forward to performing in [one] of our very favorite cities – Philadelphia.”
When OneRepublic took the stage, the audience was stoked to hear the band’s seminal anthems “Counting Stars,” “Apologize,” and “Secrets.” They were blown away when the band tore through songs off their new album Oh My My which was released on October 7 on Interscope Records. Standout tracks from the new album included the powerful “Let’s Hurt Tonight,” “Kids,” and “Future Looks Good,” which had a bit of a Coldplay vibe to it.
The crowd reacted to the new songs as if they were old favorites of theirs. They were dancing and singing along and even though the album just came out they knew all the words already. At some point during the show huge strands of confetti fell down from the ceiling and hung there until the show was over. This prompted Ryan Tedder to say I’d hate to be the guy that has to clean that up later. He said can you imagine the guy jumping and having to swat it down.
This comment had everyone laughing, and this perfectly captured Tedder’s rapport with the audience. His banter with the crowd was extremely entertaining. The connection between the band and the crowd was pretty magical.
Photos by Cathy Poulton.
Love Runs Out
Wherever I Go
Stop and Stare
Let’s Hurt Tonight
Future Looks Good
If I Lose Myself