Rising pop singer-songwriter Rachel Platten came out swinging in 2015 with her breakout hit “Fight Song”, and she pulls no punches at her unforgettable live performances. Platten’s dynamic voice and thoughtful lyrics convey equal parts confidence and vulnerability, and her inspiring concerts take ticket buyers on an empowering journey that runs the full gamut of emotions. She stunned fans at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards with her stripped-down rendition of “Fight Song”, proving herself a powerhouse performer with a confident and relaxed stage presence that belied her recent arrival in the spotlight. With her 2016 album Wildfire generating big buzz to match her larger-than-life voice, Platten is poised to become a full-blown pop sensation just in time for her next round of highly anticipated performances on tour.
Massachusetts-born Rachel Platten grew up studying music and performing in her school choir. While studying at Trinity College she was a member of an all-female a cappella group, and after graduation she set out to pursue music full-time. She moved to Greenwich Village in New York and began performing with a Prince cover band before eventually playing her own solo shows. She released a demo album titled Trust in Me in 2003, then spent the better part of the next decade honing her craft before releasing her 2011 sophomore album Be Here. That album spawned a minor hit with “1,000” ships, but her career really took off in 2015 when she signed with Columbia Records and released the single “Fight Song”. The song was a Top 10 hit in the US, the UK, Australia and beyond, earning her two Teen Choice Award nominations and setting expectations sky high for her 2016 album Wildfire.