Pop sister duo, Aly and AJ Michalka, finish their last show on their North American Sanctuary tour at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, CA hitting fans with feel-good vibes and waves of nostalgia.
Opening for the sisters were artists Jena Rose and Armors.
Eighteen-year-old Jena Rose warmed up the crowd with her energetic stage presence, resonant voice and raw musical talent. The young artist’s vocals came through in her tributes to Britney Spears and Weezer when she covered hit songs “Toxic” and “Island In The Sun.”
Following Jena Rose was a local band from OC, Armors, who shift the sound to upbeat beach-like vibe jams. Later into their set, lead singer Olen Kittelsen, brought out features in the song, Lostboycrow and Olivver the Kid, for their collaborated song “$20.”
When it was finally Aly and AJ’s set, the crowd stir with excitement from the second lights turned off to the moment the band teased the intro song “Church” from their new EP Sanctuary. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the duo considering their recent comeback into the music scene. I was surprised with the whole production from the vocals to the music, lyrics and talent a duo could hold.
Their set was a mix of new and old songs OG fans could never forget. Some songs they performed include: “Not Ready To Wake Up,” “Take Me,” “Good Love,” “Rush,” “No One” and many more that did a lot more than “fill in” their set.
My favorite and most memorable parts of the show were tied between: when the duo performed “Star Maps” or when and they were just jamming on their instruments – no singing necessarily, it was all music showcasing their versatile talent.
When the show was coming to an end, Aly and AJ closed their show with an all-time OG song “Potential Break Up Song.” Overall, I would say it was such a great experience that I wish I went to several more shows during the tour. I left the show with the worst case of post-concert withdrawals, but I’m excited to see what’s next in this new chapter.