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Wallice sets the stage perfectly for Jawny at Paradise Rock Club

Courtesy of Nicole Busch

The upcoming indie-pop artist, Wallice, put on an energetic show at the Paradise Rock Club March 24 as a stop on her tour with Jawny.

Wallice Watanabe — known on stage by her first name, Wallice — opened for the American pop artist Jawny, and she brought high energy and electric vibes to the venue.

She opened with her song “90s American Superstar,” a song that fans seemed to know by heart. This song is from her most recent EP, “90s American Superstar,” which was released in May 2022.

Wallice’s music is relatable, and the audience was clapping and jumping along to every song.

Some crowd favorites were, “Hey Michael,” “Rich Wallice” and “23.”

She also gave fans a glimpse into her upcoming music, as she performed two unreleased songs:, “Disappear” and “Best Friend.” She announced that the very emotional and moving song, “Best Friend,” is coming out April 4.

Wallice played many more fan favorites and had the audience on their feet screaming for more. She ended her show with her most popular song, “23,” which has approximately 12 million streams on Spotify. 

Wallice was born and raised in Los Angeles, where she started her music career. She will be on tour with Jawny until March 31, ending in New York. Then she is off to join The 1975 in their Australia and New Zealand tour.

Wallice’s powerful performance perfectly set the stage for the headliner’s arrival.

Jacob Sullenger, also known as Jawny, played most of his songs from his recent album, “It’s Never Fair, Always True.” He opened with “Strawberry Chainsaw,” which had fans screaming to every lyric and their hands raised in the air. 

“Best Thing,” was one of the hits of the night;, everyone in the venue knocked the roof off.

He also performed his most popular song, “Honey Pie,” which has about 275 million streams on Spotify. “Honey Pie” kick-started Jawny’s career when it blew up on TikTok in 2020.

However, he did not just perform his original songs. Jawny did a cover of  “You Belong With Me” by Taylor Swift in honor of her starting her Era’s tour.

Jawny was very grateful for his fans that took time out of their day to be there, talking to the audience about how thankful he is for his fans to spend money on his dream. 

For many fans in the venue, this was their second show seeing Jawny in Boston. He was in Boston the last time he was on tour, and had a sold-out show of 500 people. Now, Jawny sold out the Paradise Rock Club to about 1,000 fans.

Unlike other artists, Jawny did not perform an encore, instead ending with “Tombstone Grey” and “selfish hate.” While some fans were undoubtedly disappointed, he said he simply doesn’t like encores, giving the audience a transparent ending to the high-energy performance.

Jawny’s last stop on the tour is in Phoenix April 12. 


Follow Will on Twitter @FithianWill

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Wallice sets the stage perfectly for Jawny at Paradise Rock Club