Now that I’ve seen V.V. Brown live twice in a small, intimate gig I’m really curious to see how she’s going to change up her show for a bigger audience.
Living in Boston for the past 6 years, I’ve really grown fond of the number of intimate gigs big-time artists come here and play. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Katie Melua, the Noisettes, V.V. Brown and Kate Nash all play to a small crowd and I have to say…I’m completely spoiled now. While arena’s and larger-scale venues tend to be better acoustically-speaking, there’s just something I love about seeing the artists I love up close and personal (I still count seeing Noisette’s lead singer Shingai Shoniwa doing a somersault on a bar table 4 feet in front of me as one of the best live musical moments of my life). That being said, I also appreciate when an artist that’s popular overseas gets the opportunity to open for a big band here in America, that’s no small honor.
When I heard that V.V. Brown would be opening for American Pop/Rock Superstars Maroon 5 I was really excited for her. While still relatively unknown here in the States, this opportunity will most certainly boost her Stateside cred. Brown’s single “Shark In The Water” is climbing the Billboard Hot 100 Charts (currently at #67) as well as Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play Chart (currently at #11). While her album only peaked at #179 on the Billboard 200, that’s probably more than she expected as she set out to win over the music-loving Americans. This tour will definitely provide Brown with more U.S. exposure which can only be a good thing for the young singer.
Catch V.V. Brown on Tour with Maroon 5 this summer:
Aug 5/Clarkston, MI/DTE Energy Center/with Owl City
Aug 6/Noblesville, IN/Verizon Wireless/with Owl City
Aug 7/Canandaigua, NY/Constellation Perf. Arts Center/with Owl City
Aug 10/Mansfield, MA/Comcast Center/with Owl City
Aug 11/Wantagh, NY/Jones Beach/with Owl City
Aug 13/Bristow, VA (DC)/Jiffy Lube Live/with Owl City
Aug 14/Camden, NJ/Susquehanna Bank Center/with Owl City
Aug 15/Holmdel, NJ/PNC Bank Arts Center/with Owl City
Aug 19/Miami, FL/Bayfront Park Amphitheater/with Kris Allen
Aug 21/Alpharetta, GA/Verizon Wireless Amph/with Kris Allen
Aug 24/Davidson, NC/Davidson College/with Kris Allen
Aug 29/Pittsburgh, PA/Amphitheater @ Station Square/with Kris Allen
Sep 4/Mahnomen, MN/Shooting Star Casino