Noise 101: Kip Moore brings country to Calgary
With songs about dirt roads, drinking and women, Kip Moore is a welcomed Georgia star
With a warm reception from Calgary country fans, Kip Moore made his return to the city on Feb. 6 at Cowboys Dancehall. The Country crooner was the fastest selling show in Cowboys history with the event selling out in just two minutes, and Moore did not disappoint eager fans.
Canaan Smith, easy on the ears and the eyes as well, got the crowd pumped up performing several new songs like “love you like that” which he claims is “changing his life” as it climbs the country charts. Smith was the perfect choice to get the already stoked crowd ready for the main show, most notably with his cover of “Jealous” by Nick Jonas, which had everyone singing along.
Kip Moore hit the stage and played most songs from his debut album Up all Night treating the crowd to the perfect mix of upbeat party anthems like “Beer Money” and “Dirt Road” to ballads straight from a fan request like “Everything but you.”
On tour across the United States and Canada in support of that debut album, Moore played all of the anticipated hits, but also included several new songs in the rotation such as “Backseat” and “I’m to blame.”
Moore, who is probably no stranger to breaking hearts (based on looks alone), gave the crowd some valuable information prior to playing his song “Fly Again.” The singer told listeners that a break up happens in three stages. The first being the sadness stage, the second being the pissed-off stage and the third being the stage where “you just don’t give a fuck anymore.” Who says you don’t learn anything at a country show?
Moore also did not shy away from interactions with the crowd. Aside from holding a beer up to cheers his onlookers, Moore also stopped a rowdy duo from fighting, made a girl’s night by serenading her and stayed around to meet any fan who was interested, which gathered quite the crowd of ladies, hoping to be the future Mrs. Kip Moore.
Moore didn’t have the typical rise to stardom, coming from being broke and refusing to change himself for a record deal, and instead did things his own way, as reflected in the song “Reckless (Still growin’ up).” Being that his quick rise was unconventional, the 34-year-old party-guy is nothing but grateful to the people who support him, calling Canadians the most genuine in the world.
He finished the show off with his hit “Somethin’ bout a truck” and had the attention of the cowboys crowd until the bitter end, with fans enjoying themselves which included: drinks flowing, girls throwing themselves at the performers and several slutty hook-ups on the horizon.
Moore put on nothing short of an amazing show to impress the crowd.