Anastacia’s return to not only the UK, but the Symphony Hall, is slightly earlier tonight as the support unfortunately could not appear. Not that the sold-out audience were moaning as most have been waiting a couple of years for this night, and straight from the off let me say it was worth it. Anastacia came striding on in a short glitzy denim jacket and sunglasses and launched straight into the hit ‘Not That Kind of Girl, warming up the audience nicely.
Within the blink of an eye, she had the audience on their feet with cracking renditions of ‘Paid My Dues’ and ‘Cowboys And Kisses’, only letting them have a rest a couple of times with slower numbers, before getting them back up for the likes of Guns And Roses’ ‘Sweet Child Of Mine’. Everyone singing along and to keep most of the audience up on their feet at the Symphony Hall, takes a special artist. What with the comfy seats and intense security people, but she did, so much so she thought she had finished the set and left the stage, presumably only to be told there were a couple of more songs, and while rushing back on, slipped up the small steps at the rear of the stage, and with a big grin duly, intentionally, did the splits!
Smashing out ‘I’m Outta Love’ and finishing off with ‘Left Outside Alone’, I don’t think anyone here wanted it to stop. She was in great voice and the accompanying dancers were brilliant. I think now after this tour, it’s time for some new music from this superb performer.
Photos by Geoff Griffe
Review by Jenny Griffe