By Anita Stewart and Chyrisse Tabone-Rock At Night Tampa Correspondents
Venue: Jannus Live, St. Petersburg, Florida–November 12, 2016–Elle King on the “Ministry Tour” with Paul Cauthen
Rock At Night loves Elle King and we try to follow her around the country whenever we can. She is sassy, dynamic, talented, funny, and confident–definitely she is an All-American woman! Her voice is sexy and raspy and her style cannot be pigeon-holed. She really has a huge, charismatic stage presence and quite a following. Elle King, is a prolific songwriter and a heroine for young and assertive women. The hits “X’s and O’s” and “American Sweetheart” soared through the charts during the last year and her constant touring has made her name known everywhere.
It was a packed house with mostly a female audience at Jannus Live. Paul Cauthen, a country artist from Austin, Texas and his amazing band opened the show. Paul’s voice was deep, smooth and soul–crooning country, a cross between Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison. His latest album “My Gospel” is a country crossover mix of many genres and his stage presence was commanding and definitely got the crowd moving.
Elle King took the stage and proclaimed with a blustery air that she was “hammered” and proceeded to tear the house down with every song from the “Love Stuff” album. As a multi-instrumentalist, she could easily switch between guitar and banjo while performing her songs.
Since Elle King is engaged and marrying next year, she has decided to celebrate love at every tour destination. During the performance, she “married” a couple onstage as she is also a legal minister. The couple performed a dance while being serenaded by the band.
Overall, it was a remarkable night of great music, raunchy humor (one expects a ton of Eff bombs thrown with Elle), and tons of fun! Elle King never ceases to amaze during her live performances.
Elle King headlining dates:
Oct 21 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Oct 22 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Oct 24 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Oct 25 Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
Oct 26 Houston, TX – House of Blues
Oct 28 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Oct 29 Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
Oct 30 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
Nov 3 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Nov 4 Columbus, OH – Express Live!
Nov 5 Chicago, IL- Riviera Theater
Nov 7 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Nov 8 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
Nov 10 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
Nov 11 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
Nov 12 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
Nov 14 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
Nov 17 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
Nov 18 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Nov 19 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Nov 21 Boston, MA – House of Blues
Nov 22 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
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Anita grew up in a rock and roll radio station that her father owned and has a musical family. Spent a few years singing back up. Now sings in the shower! Was elected to local office and worked as staff on three presidential campaigns as a Social Media and Virtual Outreach expert. Plays a variety of musical instruments including ukulele and she loves drum circles. Her fave music genres are all of them--Alternative to Zydeco. Promotes bands and independent artists through ANITA STEWART PROMOTIONS and independent female musicians, singers, and songwriters through YES SHE ROCKS. Writes, fights for peace, human rights, a green environment, pure water, clean food. Knits, paints, attends concerts and open jams and explores in nature with her camera. She has recently retired to a permaculture farm in the mountains, but no rocking chair for her! She has been working for Rock at Night since 2014.
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