Elle King in St. Petersburg: great music, rowdy fun, and even a wedding

By Anita Stewart and Chyrisse Tabone-Rock At Night Tampa Correspondents

Venue: Jannus Live, St. Petersburg, Florida–November 12, 2016–Elle King on the “Ministry Tour” with Paul Cauthen

dsc_4760-1Rock At Night loves Elle King and we try  to follow her around the country whenever we can.  She is sassy, dynamic, talented, funny, and confident–definitely she is an All-American woman! Her voice is sexy and raspy and her style cannot be pigeon-holed. She really has a huge, charismatic stage presence and quite a following.   Elle King, is a prolific songwriter and a heroine for young and assertive women. The hits “X’s and O’s” and “American Sweetheart” soared through the charts during the last year and her constant touring has made her name known everywhere.

It was a packed house with mostly a female audience at Jannus Live.  Paul Cauthen, a country artist from Austin, Texas and his amazing band opened the show. Paul’s voice was deep, smooth and soul–crooning country, a cross between Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison. His latest album “My Gospel” is a country crossover mix of many genres and his stage presence was commanding and definitely got the crowd moving.

Elle King took the stage and proclaimed with a blustery air that she was “hammered” and proceeded to tear the house down with every song from the “Love Stuff” album. As a multi-instrumentalist, she could easily switch between guitar and banjo while performing her songs.

Since Elle King is engaged and marrying next year, she has decided to celebrate love at every tour destination.  During the performance, she “married” a couple onstage as she is also a legal minister. The couple performed a dance while being serenaded by the band.

Overall, it was a remarkable night of great music, raunchy humor (one expects a ton of Eff bombs thrown with Elle), and tons of fun!  Elle King never ceases to amaze during her live performances.



Elle King headlining dates:
 Oct 21           Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
 Oct 22           Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
 Oct 24           Dallas, TX – House of Blues
 Oct 25           Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
 Oct 26           Houston, TX – House of Blues
 Oct 28           Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
 Oct 29           Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
 Oct 30           Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
 Nov 3             Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Nov 4             Columbus, OH – Express Live!
Nov 5             Chicago, IL- Riviera Theater
Nov 7             Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
 Nov 8             Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
 Nov 10           Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues 
 Nov 11           Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
 Nov 12           St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
 Nov 14           Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
Nov 17            Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
Nov 18           Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Nov 19            Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
 Nov 21           Boston, MA – House of Blues
 Nov 22           New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
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