Concert Review: Ascension Tour

It’s gotta be criminal the way Miguel killed the stage during his Houston stop of The Ascension Tour on September 10th. Nonchalant Savant and DVSN opened for what is Miguel’s second tour of the year. The show set in Revention Music Center brought light to an otherwise gloomy day in Houston. The R&B group DVSN, lead vocally by Daniel Daley, set the mood after a brief set from Nonchalant Savant. The OVO artist soothed the crowd with his soulful voice as he performed songs including “Morning After,” and “Too Deep.” The calm vibes of the venue came to a halt as sounds of elated screams filled the venue. A flash of light revealed Miguel standing at the top of stairs set midstage. Adorned in a leather jacket, the artist glided across the steps as he danced and sang his War and Leisure hit “Criminal.” Backed by a huge LED screen, a live band, and backup dancers; Miguel continued on to perform “The Thrill” and “Banana Clip.” With a perfectly crafted setlist and swift costume changes, the artist was able to keep the audience captivated from the first chord of music to the closing number stopping to dance and even play base in between. Miguel showed off his vast music catalog as he dipped into his archive to perform songs that gained traction during the start of his career back in 2010 such as “Adorn” and “How Many Drinks” to those that identify where he is today including “Pineapple Skies” and “Come Through and Chill.”The artist’s ability to sync an upbeat performance with his soulful voice and serenading power of his songs is an art lost in many musicians securing his place as one of the top artists everyone should see live.