How Charlie Puth Is Getting "Up Close and Personal" With His Biggest Fans on One Night Only Tour

As part of E!’s Backstage Pass, Charlie Puth shared an inside look into his life on the road as he performs in intimate venues across the country.

By Mike Vulpo Oct 31, 2022 1:00 PMTags
Watch: Charlie Puth Takes Fans Backstage to His One Night Only Tour

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Charlie Puth has a warning to concertgoers: He can see you! 

After saying goodbye to giant amphitheaters and hello to intimate venues for the One Night Only tour, the 30-year-old singer is proud of creating a show that allows fans to connect from left and right.

"Since it's such a short run," Charlie shared with E! News in an exclusive interview, "it's a perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with the people who have been so supportive of me from the very beginning. You don't really get to do that with 10,000 people."

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Now, he can feel and experience the crowd's energy in a whole new way. 

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"I can see everybody's reactions and faces when I'm doing the Beacon Theater in New York City for example," he said. "The internet is cool, but being in front of real life humans is a lot cooler."

Those audience members are being treated to his classic hits like "One Call Away" and "We Don't Talk Anymore." But perhaps it's the music from his latest album Charlie that deserves the most attention.  

"We're celebrating the release of my most important work to me," he said. "I'm not going to be able to play this size of shows for much longer. I'm really just taking in these 12 important shows and I'm looking forward to getting back on the road next year and connecting with fans on an even bigger scale."

Keep scrolling for more behind-the-scenes details of Charlie's tour and find out if he's coming to your town by clicking here.

Welcome to the Show

This fall, Charlie Puth has been celebrating the success of his newest album Charlie by traveling across the country for his One Night Only tour. 

Must-See Moments

There is one part of the concert that Charlie looks forward to every night. "It's when we just go crazy with the musicality of things," he said. "There's a song called ‘Somebody Told Me' off of my last record Voicenotes and we just stretch it out musically and I play my key guitar and we just wail on it." 

Grand Finale

Don't leave Charlie's shows early or you may miss out on his rendition of "See You Again," which serves as the grand finale. "For me, it's the song that started everything," he said. "It's the song that's transcended the most of my catalogue. ‘See You Again' has hundreds of different meanings for millions of different people. And of course I want to set out and write more music like that. It's like Billy Joel ending with ‘Piano Man.'"

Secrets to Success

How does Charlie sound so good night after night? His fitness routine may have something to do with it. "I feel like when I start my day off with a run, the notes come out better," he shared. "I do it of course to feel good about myself, but my vocal coach tells me to get on the treadmill first thing in the morning and do the vocal warmups on the treadmill." 


Party like a rockstar? Hard pass. When the show is over, Charlie likes to recuperate on his tour bus sitting with his thoughts. "I know that sounds kind of boring, but I like to close my eyes and just think about what the future holds for me musically and in my life," he said. "Sometimes, I write songs in my head when that happens too." 

Mission Accomplished

When it comes to receiving compliments after the show, there is one Charlie never gets tired of hearing. "It's when a fan tells me that they started making music because of something that I did," he said. "I want to really drive the narrative home that you can live your life and experience things like I did while making this album and apply them towards art and make a melody out of it." 

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