Boygenius surprised concert-goers in the US by bringing Hozier on stage as a special guest for their finale performance.
The queer indie supergroup, including Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus, performed in Boston on September 25 and 26 at the MGM Music Hall at Fenway Park, and Hozier happened to be in the area for his own shows at the city’s Leader Bank Pavilion.
After an incredible first night where they delighted fans with a 22-song setlist, boygenius returned to the stage for an encore rendition of ‘Salt In The Wound’.
During the show’s finale, they invited Irish singer-songwriter Hozier to the stage to accompany them in singing the closing track. Hozier appeared mid-song and joined the band to sing, “What they don’t say is what’s on the other side / They say the hearts and minds are on your side.”
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The roars from the crowd only added to the encore, and as it came to a close, the band gestured toward Hozier to join them for big hugs and an emotional moment where they all took a final bow, standing side-by-side together.
With boygenius having a largely queer following, and Hozier being an outspoken LGBTQ+ ally, seeing this artists together was a dream come true for a lot of fans.
“Seeing hozier and boygenius in the same frame has actually changed my life forever,” one person said.
BOYGENIUS BROUGHT OUT HOZIER?????? pic.twitter.com/5D88yYsnjZ
— abby ? loves ur guts (@0nlysunfl0wer) September 26, 2023
I can’t believe this is real wdym boygenius and hozier ?? https://t.co/Z5RCzVzFaX
— dais *ೃ༄ ? (@wastelandwine) September 26, 2023
everytime my favorite artists interact i lose my shit and i was waiting for boygenius to somehow appear in the hozier universe and now it’s real…….. do you even get it
— fae ? (@bloodyrawsweet) September 26, 2023
That wasn’t the only surprise the audience got, as the band also played an unreleased track called ‘Black Hole’ for the first time. What’s more, after the performance they also announced that the song will be featured on a new EP, due to come out next month!
In addition to ‘Black Hole’, the new four-track project releasing on Friday, October 13, titled the rest, will include three new mystery songs. Fans can pre-order the EP here.
The news comes after the queer group released their first full-length album, The Record, earlier this year, some of which was performed live at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin as part of their European tour.
No words for how fun this was. Thank you @xboygeniusx, what a beautiful show!
? Ashley Gellman pic.twitter.com/ne7G6IZQ9X
— Hozier (@Hozier) September 26, 2023
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