Oliver Tree is most known for his JNCO Jeans, bowl cuts and skills on the razor scooter. The internet sensation hit the stage last Sunday night on March 3 in Philadelphia at The Foundry as part of his, “Ugly is Beautiful” Tour.
Abhi The Nomad performed first to kick off the night with an amazing set to make the mood right. Abhi played a killer 30 minutes and definitely got everyone hyped for Oliver Tree’s performance.
The sold-out crowd was all dressed in vintage jackets and bright colors, inspired by Oliver Tree. When the doors opened, the crowd poured in and everyone was trying to get the perfect spot in the small standing room.
If you have no idea who Oliver Tree is, chances are you would question everything about him. From his bowl cuts, JNCO jeans, and obsession with scootering, you would think he is stuck in the 90s.
The energy was amazing the whole night. Midway through the show, Oliver took a minute to introduce the back story to his newest song, Hurt, which has a deeper, comical explanation behind it.
“I was in a semi-pro scooter freestyle contest. I come in off this 20 ft. roll in, full speed, out of no where, there’s this little pebble, I hit it, go flying forward, break my left wrist and my right wrist.”
Tree explained in a Genius interview. When the first note of the song played, everyone went crazy. The energy from this band is not what you would expect. The crowd was invested the entire night and there were even mosh pits.
Oliver Tree is no stranger to putting on a show. Oliver started the show by marching out on stage playing his hit song “Alien Boy.” He played music off of his newest EP Alien Boy along with some music from the first project he put out in 2013 called Splitting Branches.
Backed by a keyboardist, guitar player and drummer, Oliver’s electric dance moves made the crowd cheer and dance along in excitement. The whole crowd had smiles from ear to ear the entire night singing every word to every song.
Oliver’s hour-long set felt short and with the amount of energy he was generating, it could’ve lasted the whole night. Although Oliver Tree has a childish nature, the message behind his “Ugly is Beautiful” Tour is meaningful.
“No matter how weird you look, no matter how strange you think you look, you’re fucking beautiful…”
Peep the drip from the concert below.