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Review: Christina Perri collects the hearts of Columbus crowd

Shelby Lum/ Lantern photographer

Christina Perri played to sold-out crowd Sunday at Newport Music Hall and she left with a promise that she’ll return to it again.

Perri, a singer-songwriter from Philadelphia who jump started her music career with her song “Jar of Hearts” in 2010, played at the venue following her opener, indie rock band Sleeping at Last, that took the stage around 7:30 p.m.

The majority of the audience seemed to recognize two of the bands’ songs, “Tethered” from television series “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Turning Page” from the movie “Twilight: Breaking Dawn.”

Perri took the stage around 8:30 and an excited crowd welcomed her.

She kicked off her performance playing “Bang, Bang, Bang,” an up-beat song, and the audience went crazy for it.

She stuck to tracks from her “Lovestrong” album the rest of the night playing songs such as “Distance,” “Bluebird,” “The Lonely” and “Tragedy.”

With all her songs, Perri asked that the audience sing along and they adhered to the request while clapping for her.

“You guys sing beautifully,” Perri said to the audience.

Singing “Mine,” Perri instructed the audience to do a “jump” dance along with the song and almost everyone jumped up and down for the rest of the concert.

And it couldn’t have been a Perri concert without her well known song, “A Thousand Years.”

“I have died everyday waiting for you / Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you / For a thousand years / I’ll love you for a thousand more,” Perri sang.

She introduced the audience to a song that is going to be on her next album titled”Run.”

The new song was similar to her songs off her “Lovestrong” album but a little slower.

The concert ended with her song “Jar of Hearts” which led the audience to start the “jump” dance again.

“This song changed my life because of you guys, it is not my song anymore it is our song,” Perri said to the crowd.

“I promise I’ll be back,” Perri told the audience before walking off the stage.  

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