Suki Waterhouse performs at Metro in Chicago on Jan. 21, 2023.
Suki Waterhouse performs at Metro in Chicago on Jan. 21, 2023.

On Saturday, Jan. 21, Metro was the place to be as Suki Waterhouse brought her Coolest Place in the World Tour to the iconic Chicago venue.

The London-based artist – joined by a band comprised of Jane. (guitar), Myqle (bass), and Emilia Paige (drums) – used her time on stage to share songs from her 2022 releases, I Can’t Let Go and Milk Teeth. After gliding onto the stage to a roaring sold-out crowd, Waterhouse began with “Bullshit on the Internet” before playing “The Devil I Know” and “Moves.” “Neon Signs” and “Valentine” also appeared on the Chicago show’s setlist.

Suki Waterhouse performs at Metro in Chicago on Jan. 21, 2023.

Waterhouse spread warmth with a healthy heaping of sparkle across the venue with every note. Songs of complicated love have never before generated so many smiles.

Referring to herself as the crowd’s cool millennial mother, Waterhouse thanked everyone for coming out to the show.

“Wow, you’re all incredible already tonight and you’re just so, so gorgeous. It’s ridiculous,” she said.

Blondshell performs at Metro in Chicago on Jan. 21, 2023.

Earlier in the night, Blondshell (Sabrina Teitelbaum) proved why she is so deserving of all the critical acclaim coming her way with a veracious opening set. “Veronica Mars,” a cover of The Cranberries’ “Disappointment,” and a song “about when people do really shitty things and it’s also about salad” were among the highlights of her performance.

Check out photos from Suki Waterhouse’s stop at Metro below and click here to pick-up tickets to see her elsewhere on the Coolest Place in the World Tour. More information can be found at Sukiwaterhouse.tv.

(Photos by Laurie Fanelli)

Laurie Fanelli

Laurie Fanelli is a Chicago-based writer and photographer who specializes in live entertainment coverage. She is at home at major music festivals like Coachella, Bonnaroo and, of course, Lollapalooza and...