Last week R&B artist Tank stopped in the Bay Area for his Savage Tour. The tour was co headlined with Leela James and Tank was the first to take the stage. Honestly this was one of my favorite concerts I've been to. Tank sang his heart out effortless and sounded exactly like he does recorded. The best thing about his show was that he sang a lot of songs off his new album, but he also took it back to Sex Love Pain I&II, Now or Never and Stronger. In addition, Tank used the last ten min of his set to play snippets of songs on his piano that fans wanted to hear that he hadn’t performed. He’s a real one for that!
Tank came on stage and I instantly was shook. He was definitely looking like a snack and it was only a short period of time until he did what we all waited for… took his shirt off. Hearing the love songs I grew up listening to and seeing the provocative moves in person was definitely an early birthday gift for me. Tank has a voice, rhythm and looks… total package.
The songs off Savage that tank performed were Nothing On, F it Up, When We and Good Thing featuring Candice Boyd. All of these songs sounded so melodic and put me all in my feelings. Other hits Tank performed that night included Emergency, Celebrate, Maybe I Deserve, Please Don’t Go and my absolute favorite You Don’t Know featuring Wale. The only other thing I needed was for Ginuwine and Tyrese to come out from behind the curtains so I could hear some throwback TGT hits… but lawd knows that would never happen LOL.
Another factor that made the concert enjoyable was Tank’s personality. Throughout the show he made a lot of jokes that had the crowd dying of laughter. I would of never thought he was that hilarious, but he for sure could probably do half concert/ comedy show and would it be a success. From jokes about men bringing they woman to see another man to him not taking his shirt off for free, I was weak the entire night. The other good thing about the Bal theater where the concert was at is that anyone can just walk up to the front of the stage and be as close as they want. Tank handed out roses to the crowd and women were ready to throw bows over them. It was super entertaining.
The best thing is that I was sitting in the fourth row, which was great for the price I paid. I will never forget this night and if Tank is coming to a city near you make sure you buy tickets ASAP. Also, listen to his new album SAVAGE! Tank is one of the last authentic R&B artists left and you will not be disappointed.
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