April 1, 2023, was the one-night event at the Tacoma Dome for the Seven Lions Beyond The Veil tour. This album tour is a very special one as it debuts some of Seven Lions’ most personal and creative music. He’s known as the father of melodic bass and dubstep and the Woodinville, Washington legend shared the start of his album tour with his neighbors at the Dome.
This tour is in support of Seven Lions’ debut album Beyond the Veil. This album was released in 2022 on Seven Lions’ own label Ophelia Records, which he started in 2018. Some of the artists who regularly release music on Ophelia are Blanke, Wooli, Kill the Noise, and many more. Other artists included on this tour are Andrew Bayer, Bexxie, Gem & Tauri, Jason Ross, MitiS, Oblvyn, and Trivecta, most of whom have also played a hand in Ophelia’s success as well.
Openers for the Tour included Bexxie, Gem & Tauri, and MitiS
Opening first for the show was Bexxie. She is no stranger to the game and she has been producing for many years. More recently, she has really been stepping into the house music scene. She is well known for mixing dance music with old-school beats. Her latest track Feeling It dropped in 2022 and she can be found on many popular Spotify playlists.
Next up were Gem & Tauri. The Seattle house duo first met and became friends in 2018. Tauri is Emma Montalvo (married to Jeff Montalvo of Seven Lions), and Gem is Courtney Simmons, the couple’s girlfriend. The two first started playing together when they were on the road with Seven Lions and he needed an opener for one of his shows.
They had so much chemistry that they decided to stick together and name the project based on their star signs, Gemini and Taurus. The two were a blast to dance to with bouncy bass lines and melodic beats. Their current top song on Spotify is a remix of Seven Lions’ Miss You featuring GG Magree.
Opening before Seven Lions was MitiS. We were very impressed with his own style of melodic bass. His style was very instrumental with hints of classical music throughout. He’s reported that this mix stems from growing up with classical piano training. His creativity and ability to mix electronic with piano not only makes sense, but creates a new wave of style. One of our favorite songs he performed was his remix of Stop Thinking by Seven Lions featuring Lights.
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Seven Lions steals the show, naturally
The first stop on this tour at the Tacoma Dome portrayed Seven Lions in his best form. The show opened with Worlds Apart, and what an introduction it was. During the intro, he came into view and the crowd went wild. Starting off in his melodic style, he quickly shifted into heavy bass. Not only did he play new music off of the album, but he also played some past fan favorites such as Island featuring Wooli, Trivecta, and Nevve, and Another Me featuring Excision, Wooli, and Dylan Mathew. Seven Lions was so excited to be there and to share his music. You could feel the energy radiate from him throughout the Dome.
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The amount of musical range that Seven Lions displayed during this debut really pulled you into a vortex of sounds. The variety of genres that he was able to somehow cohesively jump through was incredibly captivating. You couldn’t see what was coming next. The audience was kept on their toes, which made the show that much more exciting to be a part of.
It wasn’t just about the music either. He’s always had great visuals, but this show had some of the best we’ve seen. The audiovisual experience that attendees were fully immersed in was a unique experience.
Our favorite visual was a scene in what appeared to be some Mayan ruins overrun with tropical plants. Water was dripping through the ruins and the plants were swaying in the wind. Light was shining through the holes in the buildings and then the buildings opened up to a forest scene. There was such detail put into the visuals, you really got a sense that you were physically surrounded by the scene you were experiencing with your eyes.
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The variety in the music and visuals made for an overall very unique show. This isn’t the same Seven Lions fans have seen in the past. He is even better. He has come to this tour fully prepared to not just put on a great show, but to give his fans an immersive audiovisual experience of a lifetime. This was just the first stop on a tour of many cities. Don’t miss out! Get your tickets here.
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