Returning home to perform is always an emotional ride for most performers, on March 26th Maggie Rogers came back to her roots and performed a show at the 9:30 club in Washington, DC. Rogers, not only selling out two nights in DC, but the entire tour, became very emotional midway through her set.
She recalled being a teenager growing up on the eastern shore of Maryland, always wanting to attend shows at the infamous club at which she was currently performing . She goes on to speak about how the shows were either too far, too expensive or she wasn’t old enough to attend. The audience could see her getting choked up at this point, as it all seemed to set in just how far she’d come in her career after such a short amount of time.
Maggie Rogers skyrocketed to fame in 2016 after a video of Pharrell Williams, sitting in on a music masterclass at NYU, being left speechless upon listening to her then homework assignment, now hit single “Alaska” went viral. The video, amassing millions of views, would then lead to Rogers incredible success. After her debut album Heard It In A Past Life in peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200 charts, she’s been selling out venues such as The Sydney Opera House and two nights at Radio City Music Hall in under an hour.
Rogers live performance is not to be underestimated. She glides across the stage, delivering the emotion of her songs not only vocally but through her movements. She not only performed every song off of her debut album but also gifted the audience with an incredible cover of Taylor’s Swift song “Tim McGraw”. If given the opportunity and you’re able to find tickets before her fall tour inevitably sells out, go see Maggie Rogers. I can assure you that you won’t regret it.