Lizzo brought her “Cus I Love You Too Tour” to LA’s Hollywood Palladium for three nights- October 18th, 20th and 21st.
Days after releasing her Nice Life Recording Company/Atlantic Records debut album CUZ I LOVE YOU, Lizzo announced this fall US tour. Produced by Live Nation, it began on July 18th at Edgefield in Portland, OR and wraps on October 27th at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. (Check out tickets at www.lizzomusic.com/tour)
All Access had the pleasure of attending Lizzo’s sold-out Sunday October 20th concert. This amazing night of female empowerment and overall body positivity got started by a fun set from Lizzo’s own touring DJ and backup MC, DJ Sophia. She spun tracks from TLC, Whitney Houston, Missy Elliot and more. The Minnesota native even played Lizzo’s song, “Batches & Cookies” which she is in fact featured on.
Next up was the Washington D.C-based singer Ari Lennox. She is the first woman to be signed to J.Cole’s record label, Dreamville Records. Her debut studio album “Shea Butter Baby” was released this past summer on May 7th. Dressed in a tight neon green dress, Lennox performed many songs found on this newest collection including “Whip Cream,” “Backseat,” “BMO” and the album title song.
While the venue felt incredibly crowded earlier in the night, moments before Lizzo hit the stage, it became even tighter and hard to even stand without bumping into your neighbor. The Hollywood Palladium must have surely been at capacity.
“Welcome to the Cuz I Love You Too Tour bitch! This is night 2 of 3 at the Palladium! My name is Lizzo! We gonna have some up in here!”
The rapper-singer extraordinaire opened her 2nd night at the venue with “Heaven Help Me” and continued to whip her way around her most recent 3rd album, “Cuz I Love You.” Other tracks from the collection heard were the title song, “Jerome,” “Like A Girl,” “Tempo,” “Exactly How I Feel,” “Soulmate” and of course her chart-topping singles “Juice” and “Truth Hurts.” Lizzo also performed a few songs off her 2016 EP, “Coconut Oil;” including “Worship” and “Good As Hell.” After every song, the crowd went absolutely crazy, screaming out her name and clapping and cheering loudly.
Lizzo owned the stage from start to finish. She was comfortable dancing with her back-up dancers, she calls “the beautiful big girls,” belting out her slower songs and also being quiet and simply talking to the audience about self-care and self-love. She even impressed everyone with her flute-playing a couple times during the set. Dressed in a practically see-through sparkly body suit, the artist was confident and made sure everyone in attendance knew it and felt that way too.
With over 1 billion streams, there is no denying Lizzo is a force in the music industry today. She has an incredible positive outlook and her unapologetic attitude is contagious and something everyone should look up to.
“We are the new face of this whole fucking world. I made that bitch. I am that bitch. Take this feeling of love, acceptance, safety and security home with you tonight. I love you very much.”
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