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Review: Jon Bellion at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Jon Bellion brings an energy to the stage which most artists wish they could have.

Review: Jon Bellion at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Jon Bellion

James Gilmore

W!ZARD News Author

Leading up to the release of Jon Bellion’s sophomore album (The Human Condition), it could be difficult to imagine how the electronically-fused pop-rap songs could be adapted for a live set.

Well… no need to fear!

Performing to a sold-out crowd at London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, Bellion brought all of the hits from his first two albums, as well as some surprise remixes as well.


Opening with He Is The Same from The Human Condition, we were introduced to Jon Bellion’s sprawling band (who, we later found out, are his friends from high school) as they performed an energetic, loud set.

Jon Bellion brings an energy to the stage which most artists wish they could have.

All Time Low was the second song of the set, perhaps somewhat disappointingly seeing as this is currently his biggest song. Like most of the songs during the gig, it was ‘remixed’ and re-arranged, although in the case of All Time Low, perhaps not for the best.

Highlights included Overwhelming, New York Soul, Pt. II which saw the band come together for a performance about their roots, and the closing performance of Jim Morrison (a classic Bellion song from 2013… not even on Spotify!) which saw mosh pits form and people FREAK THE $£!& OUT!


During the set, Bellion did his fair share of preaching about how ‘anyone can make it if you try’ (not too dissimilar from that time we went to a Justin Bieber gig) – but, his story is one that truly proves that.

For his first performance in the UK, Jon Bellion smashed it. An energetic, lively set that had everyone won over. If you had any doubt whatsoever: Jon Bellion is going to be massive.

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