Ariane Moffatt will never call Ottawa boring again thanks to the warm welcome that she received from her fans from the National Capital Region who gathered at the Theatre of the National Arts Centre on Thursday, April 18, to see the popular francophone singer-songwriter perform live.
Ariane Moffatt performed in front of a sold-out crowd who was visibly thrilled to have her back in the area after her last performance in the region which dated back to March 2012, when she gave a concert at the Canadian Museum of Civilization as part of the MA Tour.
Fanny Bloom, better known for her contribution to the now-defunct electro-pop trio La Patère Rose, took care of the opening set during which she introduced songs from her debut solo album Apprentie Guerrière released in 2012. It was a short but sweet set at the piano allowing the public to discover Fanny Bloom’s latest project.
A short intermission followed the opening act, after which the main portion of the night unfolded. Ariane Moffatt, who recently finished filming the French-version of the popular television show The Voice, was joined on stage by her excellent musicians, who all share a nice complicity with the singer-songwriter.
As with every performance, she was vibrant, energetic and in great shape, often speaking with the crowd as if everyone was a childhood friend. Since the show was meant to promote her latest album MA, Ari, as her friends call her, sang most of the songs from her fourth studio effort.
The set list featured a nice variety of songs from all four of her albums, including Walls of the World, In Your Body, Hotel Amour, Mon Corps, Too Late, and Sourire sincère from MA, La fille de l’iceberg from Tous les sens, Imparfait and Le coeur dans la tête from Le coeur dans la tête, and Poussière d’ange from Aquanaute that she performed solo on the piano.
Ariane also performed a beautiful cover of Kate Bush’s song Running Up That Hill, which the public surely enjoyed based on the crowd’s reaction and cheers.
Pleased with the crowd’s response, she concluded with not one but two encores, performing the songs Je veux tout, Montréal, Will You Follow Me and Point de mire to the public’s greatest delight. It’s safe to say that Ariane Moffatt’s latest show wooed her Ottawa-Gatineau fans who cheered throughout most of the performance. Ariane promised to be back in the near future to everyone’s delight.
Discover Ariane Moffatt and listen to the singer-songwriter’s music via her official website site.
You can also check out the video for Too Late below