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Tour Diaries: Tove Lo

Reminiscing about Tove Lo's show in Philadelphia, featuring Slayyyter.

Tove Lo gave us 17 songs, which included several outfit changes, before strutting back onto the stage in her signature scorpion tail from her album cover (the first time she’s ever performed with it) to give us three more encore songs, “cycles,” “Habits (Stay High),” and “No One Dies From Love.” She had the crowd captivated the entire 20 song set, with no one daring to leave before knowing that she was officially done performing.
Photography: Addy Walter

Tove Lo (pronounced Too-Vey-Loo) made a stop in Philly on her tour Thursday night, opening with a hit song, “Pineapple Slice,” from her new album Dirt Femme. The confidence she exudes onstage is unlike many artists I’ve seen before - she’s someone who knows exactly who she is and is comfortable with all aspects of her body and self. A true joy to watch perform. She played her first three songs before pausing to give us a set of rules to begin the night, the most important being: we must dance with her.


Luckily the crowd had been properly warmed up and dancing with Tove Lo’s opening act, Slayyyter and a live DJ that accompanied her onstage. Slayyyter was a ball of energy as she bounced around, singing hits like “Clouds,” “Troubled Paradise” and “Hollywood.” She performed a solid 11 song set list and ended strong with one of my personal favorites, “Daddy AF.” A perfect segue into the next act.


Tove Lo gave us 17 songs, which included several outfit changes, before strutting back onto the stage in her signature scorpion tail from her album cover (the first time she’s ever performed with it) to give us three more encore songs, “cycles,” “Habits (Stay High),” and “No One Dies From Love.” She had the crowd captivated the entire 20 song set, with no one daring to leave before knowing that she was officially done performing.


There’s something about watching two powerful, talented women owning their sexuality and using their artistry to make people feel good that really leaves a lasting impact. Plus, it cannot be overstated how difficult it is to dance the way they do and still sound perfect, yet they both did this with such ease. Tove Lo and Slayyyter are the true definition of “pop stars.”


See the photos by Addy Walter below.



 

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