Mika strips for ‘Origins Of Love’ tour

Mika – Venue – March 22, 2013

MikaKicking off his ‘Origins Of Love’ tour, Mika took to the stage at Venue in Vancouver for a stripped down set.  Starting the show singing a solo piano version of  “Grace Kelly” before being joined by two bandmates, who were also the opening DJs, for the remainder of the show. Known for his flamboyant, flashy stage shows this tour is the opposite, no inflatable “Big Girl”, fuzzy animal costumes or dancers, instead a simple stage setting, stripped down acoustics and 3 piece band were the order of the day. Always present at a Mika show is his fun, personality and interaction with the audience, which included many sing-along songs Mikaand humourous anecdotes and self-deprecating jokes. Fan favourite songs; “Billy Brown”, “Stuck In The Middle”, “Love Today” and “Bad Girl” were mixed among new songs from his latest “Origins Of Love” release like “Love You When I’m Drunk”, “Origin Of Love” and “Popular Song”. Adding in a few un-recorded songs to round out the set, the 80 minutes seemed to fly by as the audience danced and sang along throughout.  As with all Venue weekend shows, the gig must end at 10pm, leaving many in the audience clamouring for more.

Origins Of Love tour continues throughout North America:

MIkaMarch 25 – San Francisco, Calif., Great American Music Hall
March 26 – Solana Beach, Calif., Belly Up Tavern
March 27 – Los Angeles, Calif., El Rey Theatre
March 29 – Las Vegas, Nev., Hard Rock Cafe On The Strip
March 30 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Club Sound
March 31 – Denver, Colo., Bluebird Theater
April 2 – Minneapolis, Minn., Varsity Theater
April 3 – Chicago, Ill., Lincoln Hall
April 5 – Toronto, Ontario, Opera House Concert Venue
April 6 – Montreal, Quebec, Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
April 8 – Philadelphia, Pa., Union Transfer
April 9 – New York, N.Y ., Le Poisson Rouge
April 10 – Washington, D.C., Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
April 12 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Music Hall Of Williamsburg
April 13 – Boston, Mass., Royale Nightclub Boston

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