Miguel is not a R&B artist, he is a full-fledged Rock Star… If this wasn’t abundantly clear before, the opening whales of his bands guitars made it evident upon his first step on stage Tuesday night at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. In conjunction with the release of his well-anticipated third studio album Wildheart, the Grammy Award winning artist teamed up with NPR Music for a special performance as part of their “First Listen Live” series.
Before heading out on tour this summer, the Los Angeles native gave NYC fans an early preview of his upcoming summer tour, performing songs from Wildheart, and hits from his acclaimed catalog.
“If you got a drink right now I suggest you down that muthafucka,” Miguel instructed the packed room of fans, label reps and press. His stadium ready light show only set the tone of soulful rock god even more as he delve in the opening song “The Thrill” blending it perfectly with his unexpected fan favorite single “Simple Things,” from the soundtrack to HBO’s Girls.