We are huge fans of Austin Mahone (we are normally against fan names, but will make an exception here and say yes, we are MAHOMIES!) and were so excited to finally see him on MTV’s Artist to Watch Tour! The tour was announced last July, and originally scheduled for October, but was unfortunately rescheduled when Austin fell ill. The tour hit NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom on March 5th with openers W3 the Future, Midnight Red, and Becky G.
Austin Mahone, the one man boy band, had an energetic set that opened with his single “Banga Banga.” We love that he uses the old-school choreography from his music videos in his stage performances as well. (Makes it even easier to dance along!) It was our first time hearing his song “Till I Find You,” but he had us hooked right away! It sounds like something *NSYNC could have recorded back in the day. (Mahone has mentioned his debut album was inspired by the music of 90s boy bands like *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys. Respect.)
He took a break from the dancing to do an acoustic set, where the multi-talented Mahone played guitar, and sang a cover of Jesse McCartney’s “Beautiful Soul.” He also invited one lucky fan on stage to serenade during “U!”
We’ve been impatiently waiting for the release of Austin’s album – there is still no set date! But we hope that an announcement and a summer tour are in the works! We can’t wait to see him again. In the meantime, we’ll be working on our “What About Love” dance moves.