Lecrae lit up the night Oct. 2 at the Bank of Oklahoma Center with the help of DJ Promote, J.Paul and Andy Mineo.
Following the release of Lecrae’s new #1 album, “Anomaly,” the artist kicked off the highly anticipated 31-city “Anomaly Tour” in Tulsa and exceeded the levels of expectation for many. Fans and spectators were not sure what to expect at the tour but many left impressed.
Lecrae’s state-of-the-art presentation stood out the most to listeners. ORU students that were in attendance were enthusiastic about the entire night.
“Throughout the whole concert Lecrae played videos that went through his life story. I was completely mind blown. The whole setup was fantastic,” said Joshua Mereigh, who saw Lecrae in concert for the first time.
For someone who has never seen a Christian artist live in concert, there can be a broad spectrum of expectation. However, the Anomaly Tour shows that Christian artists can and should still be excellent in art.
“What stood out to me was how much was put into this concert from the lights to the different stage equipments. It overcame my expectations, I didn’t expect this tour to be so good,” said ORU student Rufus Samuel.
The night opened up with a solo set featuring DJ Promote.
“It was incredible from the performers to the graphics,” Aysha Campbell said.
DJ Promote’s set was packed with diversity as he mixed Hispanic music to Hip Hop remixes and popular dubstep renditions. Andy Mineo then followed with the stage being decked out in his popular “Never Land” graphics and design from his recent EP released in January.
Fan favorites like “Paisanos Wylin” and “Uno Uno Seis” energized the crowd before Lecrae took the stage.
The Grammy-award winner had a performance to remember. Using short films, various stage props and even personal wedding footage, Lecrae was able to walk his fans through his life and convey the anomaly theme.
Throughout the concert, he conveyed one message: his message is different from the norm and what society wants them to be and should embrace who God has made them to be. This is what makes them an anomaly, not fitting the expected mold of the culture.
Lecrae’s boldness and unique approach has paved the way for a tour that should be one to remember.
“His message is clear throughout his concert, and I feel like that statement has opened new doors as to who he can reach,” Mereigh said.
Isaiah Campbell said his expectations were exceeded and was proud of the way a Christian balanced performance and ministry. Fans were able to leave encouraged by Lecrae’s message and with more than just an amazing show.
“Lecrae is definitely on a mission to bring light into darkness,” Campbell said.
“He is not doing it by himself. He is inspiring all of us to become the anomalies we are.”