Alice In Winterland, Alice’s annual holiday concert, filled the newly renovated SF Masonic on Nob Hill on Thursday night with eager fans ready for a night of top flight Alice music featuring Ed Sheeran, Train, and Christina Perri.
Christina Perri, an artist that first hit the airwaves on Alice@97.3, opened the night to the cheers of the crowd donning her own very festive Santa Claus hat. Perri then proceeded to play amazing renditions of her many hits including ‘Jar Of Hearts,’ ‘Human,’ ‘Arms,’ and ‘A Thousand Years.’ Perri also stayed in the holiday spirit with her own rendition of the Christmas classic “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.’ Adding to the special magic of the night, Ed Sheeran joined Perri on stage to perform their duet ‘Be My Forever’ — a song that the two had never before played together in concert.
Up next local Bay Area favorites Train stormed the stage with their special brand of pop music. Pat Monahan and the band played a fernetic set chock full of the hits that made them superstars including ‘Calling All Angels,’ Save Me, San Francisco,’ ‘Meet Virginia,’ ‘Angel In Blue Jeans,’ and ‘Bulletproof Picasso.’ The goosebump moment of their set was produced when the sold out crowd sang the iconic chorus to ‘Hey Soul Sister’ while Train enthusiastically played along.
Fresh off performing with the Angels at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (airs December 9th on CBS), Ed Sheeran finished off the night at the Masonic. Sheeran stepped on stage to the roar of fans and kicked off the set with his signature beat box infused song ‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You.’ From that point on Ed held the crowd in the palm of his hands, playing favorites and commanding the large stage with just his voice, samplers, and acoustic guitar. The award winning artist finished the night with the alternating raucous and intimate waves of his two
biggest hits to date ‘The A Team’ and ‘Sing.’
All three artists brought their unique sounds and great attitudes to the eager crowd making the sold out evening not only a huge success but a night to remember for Alice@97.3 and Bay Area concertgoers.