Japanese Breakfast at The Royale- Night One


Japanese Breakfast made their return to Boston for night one at The Royale on April Fools Day, but their performance was no joke. Japanese Breakfast, which is the solo project of Michelle Zauner are very familiar with Boston, having played two sold out shows at The Sinclair just last June. This time around they played the Royale, which was a huge step from The Sinclair, and they surely didn’t disappoint the crowd. The night opened up with an electric performance from New Jersey natives Long Beard. They played songs off of their album Sleepwalker and got the crowd pumped up for Japanese Breakfast. It was finally time for Japanese Breakfast to grace the stage and you could feel the excitement in the room. The lights dimmed and the screams began. Ambient music played in the background while the band was getting set up. Michelle runs out in a stylish suit with guitar in hand and the crowd went nuts. She opened up with “12 Steps”, followed by “Everybody Wants To Love You”.  Michelle had previously tweeted that she would be debuting a new song and a new cover at this show and she surely delivered. The new song which is called “In Hell” is a one groovy tune.  Although not knowing the song yet, the crowd was definitely into it as they rocked their heads to the beat of it. They were so eager to hear more. The cover Michelle had promised was Lovefool by The Cardigans. She began to play the opening notes of the song and the crowd lost it. Nearly everyone in the room was dancing and singing the words out loud it was amazing. Jbrekkie would close out the night with “Diving Woman”, having played a total of 16 songs, the crowd was certainly treated well! It was an unforgettable night one at the Royale and I can only imagine what’s in store for night two! Make sure to check out our photos from the show taken by Erin Crowley and catch Japanese Breakfast on tour!


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Long Beard


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Tour Dates


Portland, ME / Port City Music Hall
with Long Beard


Boston, MA / Royale
with Long Beard


Jersey City, NJ / White Eagle Hall
with Long Beard


Morrison, CO / Red Rocks Amphitheater
with Interpol, Car Seat Headrest, Sunflower Bean


Norfolk, VA / The NorVa
with Eternal Summers


Asheville, NC / The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
with Eternal Summers


Atlanta, GA / Shaky Knees Festival


Carrboro, NC / Cat’s Cradle
with Ex Hex, Eternal Summers


Charlottesville, VA / The Southern
with Eternal Summers


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