DUA LIPA // O2 ACADEMY, GLASGOW

Confidence blazes from the 22 year old pop sensation with big, bold tunes and a personality to match..

DUA LIPA PERFORMING TO SOLD CROWD AT GLASGOW'S O2 ACADEMY - 11/10/2017
PICTURE BY: CAMERON PARTON PHOTOGRAPHY

★★★★★

Danish electro-pop trilogy Off Bloom set the tone for the night, commanding the audience to attention through big, synth beats and dark lyrics sung with a sort of raw, emotion and oozing self-confidence that you rarely see in such a young group.

Confidence is certainly a quality not lacking in the young Kosovian singer either as Lipa burst onto the stage to pop banger ‘Hotter Than Hell’. Soulful, effortless vocals and raw, emotive lyrics flow over big, unforgiving beats and catchy melodies to showcase her vibrant signature pop sound.

The high spirits did not subside as she continued to take charge of the stage with sass-packed bangers like Blow Your Mind (Mwah), and IDGAF blasting the crowd with a cool certainty that the brash confidence of her lyrics are not just for show.

That is not to say however that Lipa’s performance could be defined as just an exhibit of self-assertiveness as she reigns back the energy and shows off her flawless vocals through ballads like Thinking ‘Bout You and Goodbye. Her raw- almost desperate sounding- desire for a lost love is a stark contrast to the relentless confidence of before.

Whether it’s through her sublime vocals and tenacious pop riffs; or her perpetually twirling silhouette and obvious and honest love for her art and her fans; Lipa flaunts a consistently captivating performance, making it clear to see why the young pop sensation is tipped for global stardom.

DUA LIPA'S WORLD TOUR CONTINUES:

Fri October 13th 2017 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 Academy
Sat October 14th 2017 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Tue October 17th 2017 - PARIS YOYO (Palais de Tokyo)
Thur October 19th 2017 - MUNICH Werk
Fri October 20th 2017 - FRANKFURT Batschkapp
Tue October 24th 2017 - COLOGNE Live Music Hall
Wed October 25th 2017 - BERLIN Astra Kulturhaus
Thur October 26th 2017 - LONDON The SSE Arena Wembley
Fri October 27th 2017 - HAMBURG Docks
Sun October 29th 2017 - OSLO Rockefeller
Mon October 30th 2017 - SWEDEN Munchen Bryggeriet
Wed November 1st 2017 - COPENHAGEN Amager Bio
Fri November 3rd 2017 - BELGIUM Lotto Arena
Sun November 5th 2017 - AMSTERDAM AFAS Live
Mon November 6th 2017 - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Wed November 8th 2017 - SAO PAULO Allianz Parque
Thur November 9th 2017 - SAO PAULO Audio Club
Sat November 11th 2017 - Porto Alegre Arena do Gremio
Mon November 13th 2017 - Buenos Aires Teatro Vorterix
Tue Nvoember 14th 2017 - LA PLATA Estadio Ciudad de La Plata (Estadio Unico)
Wed November 15th 2017 - LA PLATA Estadio Ciudad de La Plata (Estadio Unico)
Sat November 18th 2017 - MEXICO CITY Festival Corona Capital 2017
Sun November 19th 2017 - MEXICO CITY Festival Corona Capital 2017
Mon November 20th 2017 - BOSTON House of Blues
Wed November 22nd 2017 - TORONTO Rebel
Thur November 23rd 2017 - MONTREAL Theatre Telus
Fri November 24th 2017 - NEW YORK CITY Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom
Sun November 26th 2017 - CHICAGO Aragon Ballroom
Tue November 28th 2017 - SLIVER SPRING The Fillmore Sliver Spring
Thur November 30th 2017 - NASHVILLE Cannery Ballroom
Thur November 30th 2017 - NASHVILLE The Cannery
Fri February 2nd 2018 - DALLAS Southside Music Hall
Sat February 3rd 2018 - HOUSTON House of Blues
Mon February 5th 2018 - DENVER Ogden Theatre
Tue February 6th 2018 - SALT LAKE CITY The Depot
Thur February 8th 2018 - HOLLYWOOD Palladium
Fri February 9th 2018 - PHOENIX The Van Buren
Sat February 10th 2018 - SAN DIEGO House of Blues
Mon February 12th 2018 - HOLLYWOOD Palladium
Tue February 13th 2018 - SAN FRANCISCO The Masonic
Thur February 15th 2018 - PORTLAND Roseland Theater
Fri February 16th 2018 - VANCOUVER Vogue Theatre
Sat February 17th 2018 - SEATTLE The Showbox
Tue February 27th 2018 - AUCKLAND Spark Arena
Wed February 28th 2018 - AUCKLAND Spark Arena
Fri March 2nd 2018 - AUCKLAND Spark Arena
Sat March 3rd 2018 - AUCKLAND Spark Arena
Mon April 9th 2018 - DUBLIN The Olympia Theatre
Tue April 10th 2018 - DUBLIN The Olympia Theatre
Thur April 12th 2018 - GLASGOW The SSE Hydro
Sat April 14th 2018 - MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Sun April 15th 2018 - MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Tue April 17th 2018 - BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena
Wed April 18th 2018 - CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Thur April 20th 2018 - LONDON Alexandra Palace

REVIEW BY: JESSIE WILSON
PHOTOS BY : CAMERON PARTON PHOTOGRAPHY

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