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Tessa Violet’s Sold-Out Night in Minneapolis

Fans eagerly filled up and waited in First Avenue’s intimate 7thStreet Entry to see 29-year-old indie pop singer and songwriter Tessa Violet on Wednesday.

Although Tessa Violet gained millions of followers as a content creator in YouTube’s early years, she went on hiatus for several months and reemerged in 2018 with her first single, “Crush”, which received 50+ million streams in under 6 months.

Unsurprisingly, as a result of this, the show sold out and had the fans in 7thStreet Entry restlessly waiting for her.

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Opening for Tessa Violet was Chloe Lilac, a Brooklyn-based bedroom/ blue pop singer and songwriter. Her smooth vocals and raw lyrics set a mood in the crowd as she performed songs such as “Stolen Liquor” & “Reckless”.

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Once Chloe Lilac’s set came to an end, the stage rearranged and a voice over the speakers counted down the minutes before Tessa Violet took the stage.

She dove right into her set with the harp strums of the intro to “Bad Ideas,” and from there on out she captivated the audience.

After the high-energy kickoff, she transitioned to acoustic. She mellowed out the mood, playing “Words Ain’t Enough” and did her own rendition of Twenty One Pilot’s “Polarize”. 

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On top of all of this, Tessa Violet also played “Honest”, a song she leaked a week prior. She then talked about her previous struggle with pessimism and took a moment to speak about her social anxiety. 

Wanting her own souvenir from the tour, she encouraged fans to sign a flag she brought with her.

Nearing the end of her show, Tessa Violet kicked up the energy, performing “Not Over You” and closed out her set with her most well-known song, “Crush,” which had the crowd singing and dancing along.

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With such a memorable show and lovely stage presence, it will be no surprise to see her popularity rise. Those who managed to see her perform in such an intimate venue should feel lucky, she is very much likely to return at a larger venue in the future.

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