Grammy-winner Tori Kelly is bringing her Acoustic Sessions Tour to Hard Rock Live in Orlando on April 10 for an unforgettable, intimate night of music with perhaps the most brilliant vocalist of the era.
With stripped-down versions of her fan-favorite songs, Acoustic Sessions gives the gospel-tinged singing sensation a chance to tell the story of her life through songs that have defined, shaped, and impacted her musical journey over the past years. While Kelly has blossomed as a pop performer, her current tour echoes her raw and humble beginnings, as just a girl and her guitar.
A singer from a young age, Kelly first showed her gift for songwriting with her 2015 album, Unbreakable Smile, with which the songstress proved herself to the world with Gold-certified singles such as “Should’ve Been Us,” “Nobody to Love,” and “Hollow.”
In 2018, Kelly released Hiding Place, a simple yet vibrant musical work that suits both the singer’s angelic voice and her beautifully bright spirit. A widely-received collection of refreshing, hope-filled songs, the album features the lead single, “Never Alone,” which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart, garnering the most first-week streams of any gospel album in history. Produced by gospel icon Kirk Franklin, Hiding Place earned Kelly two Grammys in February, a well-deserved recognition for the 26-year-old’s talent—not just her incomparable vocal and writing prowess but also her ability to connect to the heart of a broken world. Hiding Place brought Kelly’s true intentions as a songwriter to the surface, showcasing the heavenly light that the singer hopes to shine in the darkness for her fans.
“One of the things I want for this album is for people to feel uplifted and encouraged when they listen,” Kelly expresses on her website. “I want them to know that, no matter what they’re going through, there’s a God who loves them so much and so unconditionally, and there’s always a reason to feel hope. That’s what I really believe in, and I want everyone out there to hear my heart.”
Always open about her faith, Kelly has defined her career by sharing the hope that she has found with others, which is evident in her Hiding Place lyrics and her character on and off stage. She demonstrates a quiet humility that is rare in artists of her caliber; with joy radiating from her genuine soulfulness and contagious smile, Kelly establishes a down-to-earth connection with her audiences during her live performances—a signature aspect of Kelly’s shows that will certainly be magnified at the Acoustic Sessions.
Keeping the acoustic set a personal experience, Kelly will be joined by a sole instrumentalist, guitarist Mateus Asato. The night will also include a taste of Kelly’s upcoming album, featuring her latest single, “Change Your Mind.”
The Acoustic Sessions Tour is your opportunity to experience Tori Kelly like never before, so secure your tickets for this special musical event.