Photos: Christina Perri – “Head or Heart” tour – Atlanta

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Christina Perri – at the Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta GA – 30 Apr 2014

On a stage backdropped with twinkling fairy lights and before a pristine white mic festooned with flowers, Christina Perri brought her playful combination of smiles, empathetic stories of relationships gone from good to bad, boho tresses, and both wistful ballads and upbeat dance-y pop to Atlanta on April 30.Currently touring in support of her latest release and second studio album Head or Heart, the pop singer combined her alternating turns on piano and guitar with stories of personal loves and losses that everyone in the audience could identify with. The stage production is bigger (and more beautiful) than what most people would think a singer-songwriter would have but her feet are firmly in the tradition: she is not just a pop vocalist with little substance. A healthy serving of hits from Lovestrong, including her first big hit “Jar of Hearts” plus “A Thousand Years” from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and got to most of Head or Heart (including the first single off the album, the soulful “Human,” plus crowd participation vehicle “I Believe” and others), Perri sparkled on stage and made everyone there feel connected to her as though they were a valued part of her evening – not just her a part of theirs.

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Christina Perri at the Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta GA – 30 Apr 2014

Article and photos by Maryelle St. Clare