“This may be the last time we are here for a while Terminal 5, so let’s have some fun!” I always felt like Jessie Ware was on the cusp of making it into major mainstream success. Off the heels of her well received sophomore album, Tough Love, the Tough Love tour made it’s way to sell out Terminal 5 in New York. Now, if you were in the mood for a romantic outing or needed a cool date idea, this was the show for you. This show in particular fit Ware’s personalty. It’s well known that the singer puts less on the fluff to be all about the music which many appreciate. Whether it was down to the mood of the lighting, how a single spotlight would shine upon the singer in parts, or just the overall sultry mood of the concert – the show was executed well.
Opening up the show was Chicago R&B artist Jessie Boykins III who performed songs from his The Beauty Created LP. Between songs, Boykins opened up the crowd with a little playful dialogue and went back into his neo-soul like rhythms that set the stage for the rest of the night.
Jessie Ware took the stage with a full band opening up with “Running” and “Champagne Kisses”. The crowd comprised of couples swayed back and forth most of the night during the hour-longset. There was even an on stage proposal (she said yes, otherwise, it kind of would have been awkward). Ware was dressed in an almost black suit/cape hybrid further implementing her own type of sexy. By the time the lead single from Tough Love, “Say That You Love Me” closed out the show, the mark was already made. These are the type of tours that will elevate artists to become more well known and will probably do wonders for Jessie Ware as a whole.