Photo by Matt Licari


What The NYLON Music Tour Is Really Like

POWERS’ first tour diary is lit

by nylon

POWERS is taking their energy across the States this spring on the NYLON Music Tour with James Hersey. Since early March, Crista Ru and Mike Del Rio have been bringing their fresh take on pop, disco, and electronic music all over the East Coast. Their homecoming show at Webster Hall was one for the books, wild and drenched in neon colors. For some, it was a blur, but thankfully, POWERS has been documenting the whole tour so no memory goes unforgotten. Hey, when it's your first headlining tour ever, you've gotta capture each and every moment—especially when you're experimenting with unreleased songs off of a forthcoming debut album. (P.S. POWERS' is called Alpha, and it's due out later this year.)

Relive the first half of the tour with our exclusive tour diary below. And if you're in any of the cities below, be sure to catch POWERS and James Hersey when the NYLON Music Tour comes through. See you on the dance floor.

  • 3/31 in Chicago, IL at Lincoln Hall; tickets available here
  • 4/1 in Minneapolis, MN at 7th Street Entry; tickets available here
  • 4/4 in Seattle, WA at Chop Suey; tickets available here
  • 4/5 in Portland, OR at Holocene; tickets available here
  • 4/7 in San Francisco, CA at The Rickshaw Stop; tickets available here
  • 4/8 in Los Angeles, CA at the Troubadour; tickets available here

Post-Pandora show at SXSW 2017: Crista hurt her back mid-performance and proceeded to self-medicate for the rest of the evening. This was the vibe in the van.

Our dungeon on wheels. The inside design of the bus feels as though it belongs to a goth-loving Vegas magician. Regardless of its tacky black leather and bachelor party lighting, we still happily call it home.

Our incredible drummer and MD Sarab Singh programming our new lighting rig. No one will ever know the odyssey it has been getting these things to function. God bless this man and our tour manager, Luke.

The Webster Hall homecoming show in NYC on March 23. The energy was so special in that room.

Backstage in NYC.

New York, March 23, 2017.

The usual suspects, pulled over at the Canadian border.

Atlanta, day one.

Philadelphia: Nick Leng's 24th birthday on March 24 while being 24th in line for his first cheesesteak. How glorious the universe works.

D.C.: Post-show love shot. Grateful for this night.