Feb 13 - MojaMoja Brunch - Los Angeles, CA
Feb 17 - Daytrotter Downs - Davenport, IA
Feb 18 - Subterranean - Chicago, IL ^
Feb 19 - Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI ^
Feb 20 - Turner Hall Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI ^
May 20 - 22 - Hangout Music - Gulf Shores, AL
May 27- 29 - Boston Calling Music - Boston, MA
Jun 09 - 12 - Bonnaroo - Manchester, TN
^ w/ Cavanaugh
Lizzo's music is just as, if not more, beautiful than she is. She can get down and dirty with the best rappers in the scene. She can spit words like fire when she needs to and you can still understand every single word. She can spout off these lines while completely commanding the crowd and moving all over the stage. Then there are times when Lizzo's voice gets so soulful that you get those goosebumps creeping up your arms and down your neck. Regardless of what style Lizzo is singing, she does it flawlessly every time.
The night was full of surprises. Local legends Har Mar Superstar and Caroline Smith ended up joining Lizzo on stage towards the end of her set. It happened to be Har Mar's birthday so, of course, we had to sing happy birthday to the legend. Caroline Smith did a great collaboration with Lizzo for the song “Let ‘Em Say” and seeing them perform it live was a dream come true.
DJ Sophia Eris
Lizzo played her new album Big Grrrl Small World from front to back and ended with her hit song, and my favorite song of hers, “Faded”. It didn't matter if it was a fast rap song that she was playing or if it was a soulful ballad. She had the crowd in the palm of her hand, right where they belonged.
The whole professionalism of the show was off the charts. I remember the first couple of times I saw Lizzo. It wasn't bad, she was always great, but last night seemed completely different. It's crazy to see an artist grow so much within such a short period of time. Her show was put together. Every movement has a purpose and every word, whether in a song or in between songs, was said (or sung) with conviction. Lizzo's dancers never missed a step and she never missed a note.
Lizzo seemed truly humbled by the sold out crowd. She fought back tears of joy as she thanked the crowd from the bottom of her heart. Every word she said was just as genuine as every lyric she sang.
Last night was a great night to celebrate a truly amazing woman. Lizzo is a force to be reckoned with and stands for something that I can completely get behind-- keeping it real.
Lizzo at First Avenue, Minneapolis (06 February 2016)