Maisie Peters: I’m Telling the Whole of America

Maisie Peters

the fillmore (san francisco, ca)

When Maisie Peters opened her show by jumping right in with her most recent single, “Not Another Rockstar,” everyone in the crowd knew they were in for a treat. The perfect Friday night: an English singer-songwriter performing her hit songs to a sold-out crowd at The Fillmore in San Francisco, California. Maisie Peters is, in fact, not another rockstar.

The last time Maisie was in San Francisco was at the end of March during her “You Signed Up For This Tour.” She played at The Chapel, a venue several times smaller than The Fillmore - the upgrade in venue (and her selling it out with ease) is certainly a perfect representation of her growth over the past year. 2022 has been Maisie’s year, with four hit singles following her debut album last year, her headlining North American tours, and opening for Ed Sheeran in huge U.K. stadiums this past summer. All of this activity is only cementing her as a force of nature among this new generation of artists, and after seeing her live, it’s easy to see why.

Not only is she an incredible singer-songwriter, but she is also a standout performer. Maisie brings so much energy and leaves absolutely nothing on the stage. She never stays in one place for very long while performing: pacing across the stage, flipping her hair, swaying while swinging her guitar, and even doing backbends. Her energy was dynamic and contagious to those in the crowd. Her hour-long set flew by in the blink of an eye, and when Maisie came back out for the encore to sing “Blonde,” the audience was not ready to say goodbye. Still full of energy, the crowd helped Peters close out the set by singing and dancing along. As the house lights came back on, the room was still buzzing, wanting more.

Luckily, Maisie Peters shows no signs of slowing down, with tours in 2023 bringing her across Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the U.K., and North America. At the same time, her fans eagerly await her sophomore album, expecting it to be released sometime next year. Clearly, Maisie is only getting started and we all have much to look forward to.

photos & review by carolyn wang