Daniel Seavey: Introducing Daniel Seavey

Daniel Seavey

Fonda Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)

On January 29th, Daniel Seavey played the final show of his first headlining tour at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, California. After experiencing so much success as a member of Why Don’t We, Seavey expressed that he was scared that no one would show up to his solo shows. After tickets went on sale, all 17 dates of his tour sold out in minutes and 7 of the venues had to be upgraded in order to meet the demand – so clearly, that’s not the case. The line of excited fans waiting to enter the venue went all the way up Hollywood Boulevard and wrapped all the way down the next block.

Influencer-turned-singer Alex Warren opened the show and got the crowd pumped up, playing his original songs such as “Headlights” and “Chasing Shadows.” Warren interacted with fans during songs, carried on conversations during breaks, and got the sold-out crowd excited for what was to come.

Daniel opened the show playing his first solo single, “Can We Pretend That We’re Good?” It was quickly followed by a cover medley of some of his favorite songs – “Redbone” by Childish Gambino, “Bad Habit” by Steve Lacy, and “Daddy Issues” by The Neighbourhood. He showed off his eclectic instrumental talents by looping electric guitar, keyboard, cello, and drums – all while singing over the track. He even snuck in a Why Don’t We song! Fan favorite “8 Letters” delighted fans who screamed along at the top of their lungs.

Daniel even performed several songs that haven’t been released officially, and you could tell there were die-hard fans in the crowd as they all knew the words to these songs and sang along to Daniel’s surprise. All of these songs will be on his upcoming debut album, though! The set concluded with Seavey performing another Why Don’t We song, “Fallin’ (Adrenaline),” followed by “Runaway,” where he jumped off the stage to sing and dance with fans at the barricade. Seavey exited the stage, but the crowd wasn’t done with him just yet. After minutes of the fans chanting, “One more song,” Seavey came back out to sing his latest single, “I Tried,” while seated with an electric guitar. Fans knew every word to the new song, screaming extra loud to the lyrics, “I’m still in the band,” which has become a fast tradition amongst fans at his shows. We were so excited to see Daniel perform for a second time and hope to catch him again on his next tour!

photos & review by Nicole Ditt