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Troye Sivan + Kim Petras + Carlie Hanson

Chicago, Illinois (October 19, 2018) Tonight with yet another sold-out show, Troye Sivan took the stage at the Chicago Theatre with support from Kim Petras and Carlie Hanson.

First up to the stage was Carlie Hanson. The 18 year-old first began to gain recognition after the release of her first single “Why Did You Lie?” in 2017 when she was just 17 years-old. A few months later she released another single “Only One” and began gaining even more fame. Before she joined the Bloom tour, she got a taste of the touring life by going on the road with Jeremy Zucker on his fall tour. With the performance she gave last night, it is no surprise as to why she is constantly on the road. With her meaningful song lyrics and energetic stage presence, she knew how to get the crowd more excited than once they entered.

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Next up to the stage, Kim Petras. The 26 year-old German pop singer began her rise to fame in her teenage years when she first began releasing music. After undergoing gender confirmation surgery at the age of 16, she began gaining a large amount of attention from the LGBTQ community. With her music being largely influenced by pop icons like Britney Spears, she doesn’t only bring something new to the genre but she represents it with her explosive stage production. Throughout her set, she kept the crowd on their feet dancing the entire time and screaming the words to every song, especially fan favorites “I Don’t Want It At All” and “All The Time”.

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To end the night, Troye Sivan took the stage. His rise to fame began back when he appeared as young Wolverine in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Musically, he began uploading videos to YouTube and other social media platforms in 2007 when he was just 12 years-old. He then released two EP’s independently, Dare to Dream in 2007 and The June Haverly in 2012.  He later signed a recording contract with EMI Australia in 2013 and released his third EP TRXYE a year later. In 2015 he released both his forth EP WILD and his debut album Blue Neighborhood where his career really started to take off. Two years later, in 2018 he released his second album Bloom. Throughout the years he has collaborated with artists such as Alessia Cara, Allday, and Ariana Grande. When the lights went down in the room it was anything but silent. Fans could not contain their excitement and the volume multiplied when he walked through the curtain onto the stage. His lively and emotional performance left every person in the room blown away. His set included a wide variety of songs including “Cool” that he added for a “bit of a boogie” in his words, and “The Good Side” for an emotional moment. He also included some fan favorites like “Seventeen” and “Animal” (which is one of his favorites from his Bloom album). His set also included my personal favorites “Postcard” from the Bloom album and “Bite” from the Blue Neighborhood album.

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