Photos: Rex Orange County at the Shrine Auditorium

Rex Orange County at the Shrine (Photo by jessica Hanley)

With no small amount of sentimentality and charisma, Rex Orange County wrapped up his two-night stand at the Shrine Auditorium with a set of swooning pop songs, earnest banter and, from his legion of young fans, squeals of delight.

The 21-year-old Englishman, touring in support of his new album “Pony” (released in October), took the stage at 8:45 to a sea of screams. The singer-songwriter, born Alexander O’Connor, told the crowd after two songs: “This is going to be a very good show, I can already tell. Welcome to the ‘Pony’ tour.”

His prediction turned out to be true. Besides the songs — which included “Pony” in its entirety and some from 2017’s “Apricot Princess” — he took time out to lead a “happy birthday” cheer for one fan who was celebrating. In the middle of the set, the curtain came down and he did five songs without his five-piece backing band. The solo set included a cover of “Hopelessly Devoted to You.”

After the one-song encore of “Always,” it was clear his fans couldn’t get enough. “I’ll see you at Coachella” (where he is playing on Friday), several screamed.

Set List: 10/10, Laser Lights, Face to Face, Never Enough, Television/ So Far So Good, Stressed Out, Pluto Projector, Every Way (solo), Untitled (solo), Hopelessly Devoted To You (cover, solo), Corduroy Dreams (solo), Happiness (solo), Never Had the Balls, 4 Seasons, It Gets Better, Sunflower, Best Friend, Loving Is Easy, Its Not the Same Anymore. Encore: Always

Photos by Jessica Hanley