Live Show Review: Jake Miller, Back to the Start Tour, NYC

Jake Miller returned to NYC on September 23 for the Back to the Start tour at Gramercy Theater. This time, it’s all about his independence. It was clear throughout his 90 minutes onstage that he’s in a great place, musically and otherwise.

The love in that venue last night was palpable; the energy level skyrocketed as soon as he kicked things off with “Palm Blvd” from his latest EP, 2:00 AM in LA.

As usual, there was something for everyone. If you’ve been Millertary since his early days, he performed oldies like “Like Me,” “A Million Lives,” and “I’m Alright”. If you jumped on board when he made singing his focus, you would have been excited to hear “Parade” and “Overnight”.

Check out my past reviews of Jake Miller’s shows and EPs here.

It’s pretty impressive that Jake has released multiple projects, gone through a fairly major musical transition, and is now an independent artist–all while holding on to a fanbase that sold out this NYC show in ten minutes.


It’s definitely easy to see why everyone hopped on those tickets as soon as they did. This was my third or fourth time seeing Jake live and he delivered just the way he always does. His band is phenomenal and they gave the songs a level of energy that I didn’t even know was possible, especially the material from 2:00 AM in LA. He’s the total package onstage, with the vocals, energy, and personal connection to the crowd.

Buy 2:00 AM in LA on iTunes here.

Jake still has a few tour dates left, including additional NY dates, Philadelphia, Boston and more. For ticket information, check out Jake Miller on Bands in Town.

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