Jake Scott’s “Lavender Tour” Hits Philadelphia


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Jake Scott performed for audience members at The Brooklyn Bowl Thursday, Nov. 3.

Tallulah Laska, Staff Writer

Pop singer-songwriter Jake Scott brought his “Lavender Tour” to the Brooklyn Bowl in Philadelphia on Thursday, Nov. 3. The Brooklyn Bowl is a bowling alley by day, music venue by night. Opening for the show was Brynn Cartelli, winner of season 14 of “The Voice” and the youngest person in the show’s history to win, and Rosie, up-and-coming singer songwriter who went viral on TikTok. 


The show began with Cartelli singing her hit songs, including “Girl Code” and “Gemini.” Cartelli also covered “The One That Got Away” by Katy Perry. Cartelli kept the audience engaged, making jokes about the makeup smeared on her face after her performance. 


“You guys are the last bit of the secret,” Cartelli said as she announced she would be singing “Convertible in the Rain,” which was being released at midnight following the show. 


“Convertible in the Rain” is about a drive that Cartelli was on a few years ago when she was in a Jeep Wrangler with the top down. It started downpouring, and she was with someone she loved. It is a reflection of life and encompasses the feeling of happiness on a dark day. It was an audience favorite, even though the song had yet to be released. 


Following Cartelli was Rosie, singer-songwriter who went viral on TikTok in September of 2020 for her hit song, “Never the 1.” Rosie aims to bring awareness to mental health issues through her music and performances.  


She did a great job bringing the audience into the performance by having them harmonize as she sang “Next Life.” Rosie had her brother playing the keyboard and her good friend on the drums. Rosie also covered “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus. 


At around 9 p.m., Scott ran on stage while singing “CWJBHN,” one of the more popular songs off of his album, “TWENTYTWENTY.” Scott lit up the stage, not only with his name in bright white lights but also with his energy. There was no lack of dance moves and jumping from Scott and the audience. Scott’s passion for singing and performing was radiant. 


“You showed up tonight, and you’re here with us, and I promise you I’m about to give you every single ounce of energy I have,” Scott said. 


Scott’s smile was contagious. Even when it seemed he could not be happier, his smile grew bigger. He mentioned his wife, who is from Dallas, as an introduction to his song “Texas Girl” and once again, his smile spread wider. 


“Texas Girl” was clearly a fan favorite; the energy in the crowd was unmatched. The audience was screaming every word as Scott bounced around. The stage was illuminated with red and blue strobe lighting which moved to the beat of the songs. 


As Scott transitioned into a slower song, he told the story of how he met his wife. He softly played the piano as he wooed the audience with his words. A chorus of “aws”  could be heard after almost every sentence. 


“When I met her, she was very much not into me at all, and I was totally obsessed with her,” Scott explained. “We had this thing, we had this magical chemistry that everybody could feel…and then it became this thing, where we have such a good thing going. I don’t want to mess it up by saying something, and this song is all about that.” 


The song is called “Maybe,” and it highlights his struggle to profess his love for his then-best friend. The audience sang their hearts out, clearly relating to the song. 


Scott rounded out the show with some love for Philadelphia. Since the Phillies were playing game five of the World Series during the show, Scott frequently checked in with the audience about the score. 


“I made a promise, we’re going to be checking in,” Scott said as the Phillies game began. “I’m with you.” 


Scott’s “Lavender Tour” is wrapping up its leg around the United States, with shows in Boston, New York City and Los Angeles to finish it out. The tour ends on Nov. 20. As fans soak up the last few weeks of Scott’s tour, the excitement for what’s to come will only grow. For now, fans can enjoy Scott’s latest release, “Good Day,” on all streaming platforms.