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Noah Kahan: Stick Season Tour

This summer, folk-pop singer-songwriter Noah Kahan is bringing his “Northern Attitude” across the country. Kahan is considered to be an up-and-coming artist as he began releasing music in 2017 and made his big breakthrough in the summer of 2022 with his hit single, “Stick Season.”

After “Stick Season” went viral on TikTok, Kahan released his third studio album, Stick Season which charted at #14 on the Billboard 200 Chart. Kahan has two other albums as well as a number of EPs which have yet to see the popularity that Stick Season has attained.

Following the release of Stick Season and the immense amount of streaming that the album has received, Kahan announced in December of 2023 that he would embark on the “Stick Season Tour” across North America during the summer of 2023.

For the current leg of the tour, Kahan is joined by Joy Oladokun and Ruston Kelly who are opening his shows. Additionally, Kahan is performing at primarily outdoor venues which enhances the themes and messages associated with his music. Kahan’s album, Stick Season, is seemingly like a love letter to New England and specifically, his small hometown in Vermont. Many of his lyrics detail imagery from New England, making his concert perfect for the outdoors.

Kahan’s tour kicked off on May 28 in New York, and it will come to a close in Toronto on September 17. The folk singer came to Philadelphia on June 10 where he performed an epic show at the TD Pavilion at the Mann Center. The show was completely sold-out, and fans filled each seat in the covered part of the pavilion as well as the open lawn space in the back of the center.

Noah Kahan’s performance in Philadelphia was particularly special because he had just released the deluxe version of his album Stick Season, Stick Season (We’ll All Be Here Forever), just the night before on June 9. Kahan talked a lot about how special this deluxe album is because most of the new songs are directly connected to his hometown. From the deluxe album, he sang “Your Needs My Needs,” “Dial Drunk,” “No Complaints,” and “You’re Gonna Go Far.” He also sang other hit songs from Stick Season like “Everywhere Everything,” “Northern Attitude,” “She Calls Me Back,” and “Stick Season.”

Fans at the Philadelphia show were surely in for a treat when Kahan brought on the rock-folk band, Mt. Joy. Together, Kahan and Mt. Joy left fans astonished when they sang an unreleased song together called “Emily.” The crowd went silent during this performance as they took in the great collaboration in front of them.

Noah Kahan truly puts on a show-stopping performance. It’s evident that he has so much fun on the stage as he belts out heartfelt lyrics about love, loss, family, and friends. The singer talks to the crowd with sarcastic humor and seems like he feels at home on the stage while longing for his hometown in Vermont. Attending the Stick Season Tour is such a great experience and fans hope that Kahan will resume releasing music following its conclusion.

Noah Kahan performed in Philadelphia at the TD Pavilion at the Mann Center on June 10, 2023.

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