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Tuesday 26 April 2022.

Monday 25 April 2022. ONEREPUBLIC live at Hammersmith Apollo. OneRepublic is an American pop rock band formed in Colorado Springs, Colorado,in 2002. The band will be promoting their fifth studio album from 2021 "Human", as part of their world tour. The band have sold over 16 million records (albums and singles ) worldwide. The video for their worldwide hit "Counting Stars" has had a mind boggling 3 billion, yes 3 billion views on YouTube. It is in the Top 20 list of the most plays list on YouTube. ------------------- By the time the headliners arrive on stage, the venue is a 5000 capacity sell-out. Lots of folks from places like Korea and Japan are here due to their worldwide success. DAN CAPLEN arrived on stage at 8pm for his 30 mins set. Dan is a singer-songwriter who is signed to Atlantic Records. In 2018 Caplen had a number one single for his part in "These Days" In 2019 Caplen won an Ivor Novello Award for PRS for Music Most Performed Work for "These Days", performed by Rudimental, Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen. He performed this hit song that the crowd loved, and also a cover of "Wonderwall" went down well. ONEREPUBLIC arrived on stage at 9.05pm for their 1 hour 45 mins set. OneRepublic are one of those faceless radio friendly pop rock acts that record companies love as they effortlessly shift millions of records around the world. An average show on paper was much better than expected due to the massive stage production. Three big screens mixing live footage and pre-recorded images , along with loads of lights and seven musicians spread around the stage. Plenty of women swooning over the singer, and there is a great live gig atmosphere. Their Top 10 hit "Stop and Stare" was great , then there was a bit of an odd middle section with half a dozen covers from female artists played solo on the piano although the version of Beyonce "Halo" was top notch. Their Top 10 hit "Apologize " was another goodie and it was all bells and whistles a go-go for the encore of their number one hit from 2013 "Counting Stars". It did end up surprisingly a much better show than expected. Full ONEREPUBLIC setlist played tonight.... Kids Good Life All the Right Moves Stop and Stare Rescue Me Secrets Wherever I Go Love Runs Out Bleeding Love / Rumour Has It / THAT'S WHAT I WANT / Ghost (cover medley) Halo (Beyoncé cover) Lose Somebody (Kygo cover) West Coast Run Sucker (Jonas Brothers cover) Sunshine Apologize I Lived Encore: Counting Stars Future Looks Good If I Lose Myself