LIVE REVIEW: Maren Morris – 4/19/19 @ The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX

Friday night saw the return of Arlington native Maren Morris for her sold out show at The Bomb Factory in Dallas. When I arrived at the venue there was a line stretching down Canton Street for two city blocks, so to say that anticipation for show was high would be an understatement. Once inside the venue the energy level was beyond electric.

The show started with clips of women’s struggles and empowerment on the large screen as Maren rose from under the stage with a guitar and went into the title track from her latest album, Girl. The images and choice of opening song would set a theme for the night, one of women living, loving and fighting for their place in this world. The crowd sung along to every word and looked upon the stage to see someone who epitomized every word she was singing.

She made her way through all of her hit singles like “80’s Mercedes” and “My Church,” but most of the attention was placed on the songs off of her latest album. During breaks between songs she told the crowd that this album was written during a time that she fell in love with her now husband and how it has influenced the overall character of the album. She noted the song “To Hell and Back” was especially close to her heart since she and her husband had just celebrated their first year of marriage and the song was about the struggles they have met as a couple and the love that has grown from facing those struggles together.

That was just one of the heartfelt and honest conversations that she had with her audience over the course of the night. It was amazing how she made a room of 5,000 people feel like it was a small intimate gathering of friends. From start to finish the show was an emotional and energetic tour de force and it is definitely worth checking out if GIRL: The World Tour makes it’s way to your town.

– Robb Miller

Maren Morris @ The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX. Photo by Robb Miller.
Maren Morris @ The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX. Photo by Robb Miller.
Maren Morris @ The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX. Photo by Robb Miller.
Maren Morris @ The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX. Photo by Robb Miller.
Maren Morris @ The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX. Photo by Robb Miller.

Maren Morris Tour Dates

April 25 — Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Stage AE
April 26 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ the Fillmore
April 27 — Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues Boston
May 2 — Washington, DC @ Anthem
May 3 — Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Bowl
May 4 — New York City @ Terminal 5
May 9 — St. Louis, Mo. @ the Pageant
May 10 — Indianapolis, Ind. @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
May 11 — Detroit, Mich. @ The Fillmore Detroit
May 17 — Berlin, Germany @ Columbia Theatre
May 18 — Cologne, Germany @ Kantine
May 19 — Zurich, Switzerland @ Mascotte
May 21 — Hamburg, Germany @ Gruenspan
May 22 — Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
May 24 — Dublin, Ireland @ The Academy
May 25 — Leeds, U.K. @ O2 Academy Leeds
May 26 — Glasgow, U.K. @ O2 Academy Glasgow
May 27 — Manchester, U.K. @ Albert Hall
May 29 — Bristol, U.K. @ O2 Academy Bristol
May 30 — Birmingham, U.K. @ O2 Institute
May 31 — London, U.K. @ Royal Albert Hall
June 9 — Nashville, Tenn. @ CMA Fest
June 15 — Manchester, Tenn. @ Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
June 21 — Chicago, Ill. @ LakeShake Festival
July 19 — Brooklyn, Mich. @ Faster Horses
July 20 — Eau Claire, Wisc. @ Country Jam USA
Aug. 2 — Merritt, B.C. @ Merritt Rockin’ River Festival
Aug. 3 — Duncan, B.C. @ Sunfest Country
Aug. 4 — George, Wash. @ Watershed Festival
Aug. 8 — Oro Modonte, Ont. @ Boots and Hearts Music Festival
Aug. 16 — Auckland, N.Z. @ The Logan Campbell Centre
Aug. 17 — Christchurch, N.Z. @ Town Hall
Aug. 19 — Brisbane, Australia @ Brisbane City Hall
Aug. 21 — Melbourne, Australia @ Forum Theatre
Aug. 22 — Sydney, Australia @ Enmore Theatre
Aug. 23 — Canberra, Australia @ UC Refectory
Aug. 30 — Grand Island, Neb. @ Nebraska State Fair
Aug. 31 — Buena Vista, Colo. @ Seven Peaks Music Festival
Sept. 13 — Del Mar, Calif. @ KAABOO Del Mar
Sept. 14 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ Greek Theatre
Sept. 20 — San Luis, Obispo, Calif. @ Avila Beach Golf Resort
Oct. 18 — Nashville, Tenn. @ Ascend Amphitheater
Nov. 15 — Milwaukee, Wisc. @ The Eagles, Ballroom #&

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