After a successful first week at Coachella, Omar Apollo found his way onto the Las Vegas Strip to grace us with his presence for his Desvelado Tour. With support from TORA-i and Deb Never, Omar Apollo was about to deliver a night that the crowd at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas would never forget.
The night began with TORA-i, who took everyone’s breath away from the moment she stepped onto the stage. The London-based artist captivated the audience with her smooth vocals as she sang “Vein,” “Call Your Name,” and her latest single “Lounging” alongside guitarist Eliza.
Next up was Deb Never, who immediately elevated the audience. Deb and her band had unwavering energy – moving up and down the stage with ease. Both Deb and her guitarist constantly interacted with the crowd, boosting everyone’s spirit. During “Someone Else,” Deb asked the audience to hold up their flashlights. Together, the audience created waves of bright light as they swayed to the music.
Finally, the moment everyone had been waiting for finally arrived. Omar Apollo made his way onto the stage sporting a bright red baseball tee with his initials “OA” in white.
He went right into, giving the audience a sample of all his musical eras. He started off the night with “Talk,” from his latest album Ivory (2022). He followed it with “Useless” from Apolonio (2020) and then went into “Erase” from his debut EP Stereo (2018). During “Erase,” someone in the crowd sweetly handed him a bouquet of flowers, which he held onto for almost the entirety of the song.
Halfway through the set, Omar and his bandmates brought it down for a moment to play “En El Olvido.” Before the song began, Omar was handed the Mexican flag, which he held up as he sang. He then placed it on the mic stand where it stayed for the rest of the night. The crowd absolutely lost it. After “En El Olvido,” Omar took out his acoustic guitar and sang, “Dos Uno Nueve (219)” putting the crowd further into a frenzy.
Omar has a way of captivating his audience. He makes every moment special. There may be hundreds of people in a crowd, but he has a way of making it feel so intimate. He is such a lively performer, always smiling, and all about his fans. He took the time to take the many gifts fans brought for him. There was even a moment in the show where he stopped to admire the handmade signs people held up for him. What confirmed to me that he truly cares for his fans was when he stopped the show three times to help people in the crowd.
Omar ended the night with not one, but two songs for his encore because just like the fans, he didn’t want the night to end.
Omar Apollo was born to be a star, but I don’t need to tell you that. Find out for yourself by catching him on the Desvelado Tour. There is absolutely no good reason for you to miss it.
Article & Photos By: Gaby D.