Review: Picture This – Dublin

Following on from the recent success of their second studio album, titled ‘MDRN LV,’ Picture This have recently completed a headline tour around the UK and Europe, wrapping up this segment of the tour with a sold-out five-night stint at Dublin’s 3Arena.

The first band to sell out the infamous 3Arena for five consecutive nights, fans were guaranteed a good show and without a doubt, the four-piece – comprising of members Ryan Hennessy, Jimmy Rainsford, Owen Cardiff and Cliff Deane – did not disappoint in the slightest!

Dagny and Lewis Capaldi were the support acts for the five nights. Dagny is no doubt set for additional success and is definitely one to look out for. Her energy throughout her set was exceptional. Lewis Capaldi’s set had a different dimension to it. If you follow him on any of his social media accounts, you’ll know how funny he is and his humour had everyone laughing. He wrapped up his set with the beautiful track ‘Someone You Loved,’ which had been Number One in the Official Irish Charts for a number of weeks.

Picture This then took to the stage, with a fantastic visual to start off their set. The visual depicted some of the band’s many achievements over the last couple of years, including segments from some of their music videos. As the visual completed, the arena erupted as everyone got a first glimpse of the band, opening with hit ‘Modern Love.’

As their set progressed, the band performed an array of tracks from the new album, while also performing timeless hits from their debut album. It was evident that fans knew the new tracks, but the older tracks were equally well received and everyone sang and danced along to hits such as ‘You & I’ and ‘Everything I Need.’

One particularly poignant moment of their set was when Jimmy, Owen, and Cliff came to join Ryan at the front of the stage and performed ‘Pretend,’ a track from the very early days of Picture This. With a stripped back nature throughout the performance, it was an emotional moment, one which showcased just how far the band have come since their formation a mere few years ago.

For the five-night stint in Dublin, Picture This were joined by Charlotte, who supported them on a previous segment of their tour, for a captivating duet of ‘Someone To Hold.’ She has an incredible voice and has recently brought out her new single, titled ‘Nervous,’ which you can purchase from iTunes by clicking here.

The energy throughout Picture This’ set never once faltered and it is clear that performing on massive stages is where they are supposed to be. The band repeatedly thanked the audience, not just for their continued support, but also for achieving a record breaking five nights at the 3Arena, which is an exceptional achievement for the band! Their growth in the past couple of years is nothing short of a phenomenal success story and they are no doubt set for continued success in the years to come.

For the first part of the encore, Ryan came on to perform ‘Jane.’ His vocals, an acoustic guitar and 13,000 people singing along – it was a special moment. He was then joined by the rest of the guys for the remainder of the encore, whereby they performed ‘One Drink,’ and ‘When We Were Young’ before wrapping up the night with the song that kick started their success – ‘Take My Hand’ – with the band promising fans that they would never let them down.

Overall, Picture This put on an exceptional show, made all the more special with the fact that it was held within their home country. The energy they brought to each and every song throughout their set, their charisma, along with the talent they possess, makes them exceptional and respected musicians in their own right.

Later this year, Picture This will be performing in Canada, the USA and the UK. For a full list of dates and to buy tickets to any of their remaining tour dates, make sure you click here.

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Written by Rachel Dempster