(Super Duper) KYLE brought his Lightspeed Tour to Manhattan on Wednesday, playing at the underground in a sold-out Sony Hall at the Paramount Hotel. KYLE brought a ton of charisma and energy to the show, dancing and singing to every song with an equally as energetic crowd, keeping the energy up and the crowd engaged the entire night.
The show was originally scheduled for Terminal 5, but was moved to Sony Hall about ten days prior to the event. Based on the turnout and the composition of the crowd, it seems like the move to Sony Hall was actually perfect, making for a comfortably full room with great sight-lines and enough room to breath. In between sets by Tobi Lou and Marc E. Bassy, the DJ was also very adept and played to the crowd, getting everyone revved up for KYLE’s set.
If there was anything to dock from the show, it’s that there was a lot of downtime between chunks of the set, where KYLE told stories that were pushing five minutes time. In general, I’m always a fan of “more music, less talk,” though the first story (one you’ll have to go to a show to hear) was quite funny. There’s something to be said about adding personal context to songs that allow the fan base to feel more connected to the music, and KYLE had plenty to offer in that regard.