Trainor posted on Instagram in early July that she was ordered to take complete vocal rest until her throat healed. To the singer’s dismay, the healing process took longer than expected. “I have never missed a tour date before so this is killing me,” Trainor shared. “I hate his.”
But at the Palladium there was little evidence that Trainor hasn’t made a nearly full recovery from her hemorrhage. The pop singer started off the night with a crowd favorite, “Dear Future Husband.” Trainor relied on the mass of screaming fans to sing along for about a third of the song, which would carry on as a theme throughout the night.
Trainor’s hour-long performance was full of sparkles, color and dance. The stage was crowded with her band, two backup singers and two dancers — which seemed to help give Trainor’s stage presence more life in front of the crowd. The crowd was an eclectic mix of young girls sitting on their parents’ shoulders and older women and men with their respective partners — it was a show for everyone.
The 21-year-old singer truly shined during her acoustic performances, which featured just Trainor on stage with her glittered ukulele and a guitar. She did this twice in her set, first for “Title,” and later for a mashup of “3am” and Jason Mraz‘s “I’m Yours.”
It’s clear that Trainor enjoys sharing the spotlight rather than just owning the stage. For each of her stops on tour, Trainor brings a “queen” or a “king” on stage to dance in front of the crowd. In Los Angeles, which Trainor calls her “second home,” she brought out Tommy Bruce, who was decked out in a pink tutu and bright blue feather boa and did an impressive dance routine with her. Bruce is an agent for the Creative Artists Agency.
But fans really went wild when she brought out Charlie Puth to sing their hit “Marvin Gaye” together. Puth, best known for his Billboard Hot 100 track “See You Again,” showed off his boyish good looks and charm earlier in the night as Trainor’s opening act.
Before the night came to a close, Trainor shared two new songs with her fans: “Feel Better When I’m Dancing” and “Good to Be Alive.” She teased that “Feel Better When I’m Dancing,” a song that got the crowd to samba to the tropical beat, will be featured in a new movie soon.
It’s no surprise that Trainor finished out the night with an encore of her biggest hit, “All About That Bass.” By the end of the evening, Trainor relied on her backup vocals and the crowd to sing, but her fans didn’t seem to mind, and she still managed to put on an entertaining performance by showing off her dance moves.
Trainor’s next stop is in Delaware, and she will continue on the MTrainTour until mid-September.