Ruel Grows Up with Hit Show at Brooklyn Steel

Ruel, born in London and raised is Sydney, has already become an international superstar with over 1.5 million followers on Instagram and with three sold-out world tours already complete. His most recent “GROWING UP IS _” tour, ahead of his newest debut album arriving soon, brought him to Brooklyn on Sunday, March 27th after kicking off his tour in Los Angeles.

Ruel kicked off the show with his back facing the audience, and then after finishing his introduction of “Real Thing,” turned around to face the screaming audience.

Photo by Ambika Verma

Ruel ran across the stage during the set, from one side of the audience towards the other, often reaching down to greet fans. The crowd was no doubt composed of eager fans, as they were screaming each song loudly back towards the stage. He performed a range of songs, from his upbeat hits to slower and newer songs, eventually closing his set with his newest hit, “GROWING UP IS _” before returning for a 2-song encore. Ruel’s newest song “GROWING UP IS_,” similar to one of his other hit songs, “Younger,” resonated with a lot of the audience; this coming-of-age song highlights how feelings of growing up can bring up moments of self-reflection and nostalgia.

Ruel will continue his tour in Europe for a few dates; you can listen to his newest hit single here.

Setlist: Real Thing, Dazed & Confused, Face to Face, as long as you care, distance, Hard Sometimes, Don’t Tell Me, LET THE GRASS GROW, too many feelings, Free Time, Flames (SG Lewis), Younger, GROWING UP IS _
Encore: Painkiller and Japanese Whiskey

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