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Floor Jansen @ AFAS Live, Amsterdam

CONCERT REVIEW: Floor Jansen Showcases Musical Majesty At Amsterdam’s AFAS Live

On the night of December 8th, 2023, AFAS Live in Amsterdam played host to a glamorous concert headlined by the powerhouse vocalist Floor Jansen, with Anneke van Giersbergen as the supporting act. The evening promised a blend of musical prowess and emotional resonance, and it undeniably delivered.

Floor’s set began with an unexpected delay, humorously attributed to her newborn daughter Lucy needing to be fed. Later on, she shared her considerations about performing just nine weeks after giving birth. The artist’s dedication to her fans and the acknowledgement of a previously cancelled show during the pandemic emphasized her commitment to delivering a memorable performance.

The set opened with a triumphant trio of tracks: Fire, Storm in a Glass, and Invincible, after which Energize Me ignited the venue with fiery pyrotechnics, showcasing not only Floor’s vocal skills but also her command of the stage. The performance of Storm was elevated by intense lighting, creating a visual spectacle that complemented the song’s intensity.

The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the duet Dangerous Game, featuring Floor’s sister Irene Jansen. The familial connection added an extra layer of emotion to an already powerful performance, creating a moment cherished by the audience.

A change in pace came with Floor taking off her fluffy pink jacket, joking about the warmth while introducing the acoustic segment. The vulnerability of an artist sharing personal ups and downs was palpable during this intimate part of the show.

Floor’s declaration about ending 2023 with Hope resonated deeply, underscoring the emotional journey she shared with the audience. The acoustic rendition of Our Decades in the Sun bathed the stage in red light, providing a visually striking backdrop to the sentimental moment. She dedicated the track to her parents, who, as Floor revealed, met Lucy for the first time today.

The acoustic rendition of Unikat and the After Forever hit Strong showcased Floor’s versatility as a vocalist.

The setlist continued to weave through the artist’s diverse catalog, culminating in a powerful encore featuring My Paragon and the hauntingly beautiful Daydream, once again featuring her sister Irene Jansen.

In conclusion, Floor Jansen‘s concert at AFAS Live was a masterclass in musicality, emotion, and connection. From energetic anthems to heartfelt ballads, Floor, along with Anneke van Giersbergen, delivered a performance that will linger in the hearts of the audience for years to come. The night was a testament to Floor Jansen‘s status as a true force in the world of rock and metal.

Check out Marjolein Veldhuizen‘s photos below and let us know if you were there!

Anneke van Giersbergen

Floor Jansen

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Floor Jansen @ 013, Tilburg

PHOTO REVIEW: Floor Jansen Delivers Touching & Intimate Performance In Tilburg’s 013

On a chilly night in Tilburg’s Poppodium 013, Floor Jansen took the stage to a roaring crowd. But before her captivating set, the crowd was treated to an opening act by Inge Lamboo, whose soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics warmed up the room.

As a Dutch native, she was excited to be able to speak her own language tonight and connect with the audience on a deeper level. After performing a few of her hits, she surprised the audience by doing a stripped-down version of Bridle Passion – a song she wrote in 2008 and which is now a lullaby for her daughter Freja. Sitting down on a stool accompanied by an acoustic guitar, she delivered a hauntingly beautiful rendition of the song that left the crowd spellbound.

After this intimate moment, Floor asked the crowd if they were ready to rock again. She then talked about her new album, Paragon, which is about her questioning if she is good enough. Four years ago, she struggled with self-doubt, but now she’s finally able to look in the mirror and tell herself she’s doing well. The crowd roared in agreement, appreciating her honesty and vulnerability.

In a touching moment, Floor revealed that her dad was in the venue and played the song Hope, especially for him. She then dedicated Strong – a song from her time with After Forever – to her mother who battles an illness – “as many others do“, who wanted to be there tonight but unfortunately, had to stay at home. The crowd showed their support with cheers and applause, and Floor‘s emotional performance left many in tears.

Closing the show on a high note, Floor played Let It Go – the iconic song from Disney’s Frozen. The crowd joined in singing along, creating a magical moment that everyone will remember.

Floor Jansen‘s performance was a true testament to her versatility and emotional depth as an artist. From haunting ballads to rock anthems, she captivated the audience with her powerful voice and stage presence. Her willingness to share personal moments and struggles with the crowd only deepened the connection and made the night a truly special one.

Check out the photos Marjolein Veldhuizen made of the performances below!

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