New York’s favorite tropitronic (tropical + electronic) outfit, St. Lucia, make their way back to Metro Detroit as part of a victory lap of headlining shows in support of their debut album, When The Night. The show happens on Wednesday, November 12 at The Crofoot Ballroom with opening support from Vacationer. St. Lucia have made much headway in the past two years, with many stops in Detroit along the way. They’ve served as the opening acts for sold out Detroit shows from Ellie Goulding, Foster The People, and Two Door Cinema Club as well as playing a headlining show at the Magic Stick this past January. The tropical-dance-rock hybrid is led by South African singer, Jean-Philip Grobler, who spent his childhood in the Drakensberg Boys Choir. They’ve found success with melodic soundscapes like “Elevate”, “Closer Than This” and the dance infused, “September.”
Check out the offical video for "Elevate"
Grobler has also spent time collaborating with RAC, The Knocks, French Horn Rebellion and he produced much of the just released self-titled debut album from Haerts. From my experience with St. Lucia, by the time that they are ready to depart the stage you’ll be repeating the “don’t go, don’t go away” lyrics of their earworm, “We Got It Wrong.”
"The Wild Life" by Vacationer
Openers for the evening, Vacationer, continue with the tropical inspired sounds with the music of their 2014 effort, Relief. Their single “The Wild Life” garnered universal acclaim and received support from Siriusxm channel Alt Nation. They appeared at this year’s installment of Philadelphia’s Made In America Festival, Bunbury Music Festival, New York’s Downtown Festival, and Las Vegas’s Life Is Beautiful Festival this past weekend.
ST. LUCIA with VACATIONER at The Crofoot Ballroom
Wednesday, November 12 8pm