ST. VINCENT // O2 BRIXTON ACADEMY, LONDON

ST. VINCENT RETURNS TO UK AND BRINGS HER MASSEDUCTION ON STAGE AT O2 BRIXTON ACADEMY IN LONDON

ST. VINCENT PERFORMING TO SOLD OUT CROWD AT LONDON'S O2 BRIXTON ACADEMY - 17/10/2017
PICTURE BY: BRIAN RASIC - GETTY IMAGES

★★★

On this cold wet evening, St. Vincent returned to UK to play a sold-out show at the legendary O2 Brixton Academy in London, after releasing what is one of her best albums she's ever written and produced with her self-tilted album during 2014, the american superstar has returned with a great-follow up of' MASSEDUCTION ' which she released last week. Anne Clark also well-known as ' St. Vincent ' performed two-sets during her performance on stage, during this gig she performance entirely on her own in front a massive screen.

ST. VINCENT PERFORMING TO SOLD OUT CROWD AT LONDON'S O2 BRIXTON ACADEMY - 17/10/2017
PICTURE BY: JIM DYSON - GETTY IMAGES

Her first set titled 'THE BIRTHDAY PARTY' included her well-known hits from her previous albums. The performance began with a short film 'The Birthday Party' in lieu of a support act which she arrived on stage through a thin break in the curtain. St Vincent opened with her debut album titled track 'Marry Me' when then followed followed tracks off her first four albums in chronological order the curtain on stage slowly shifted across the stage. The stage eventually came into view with the audience would be learning that those mechanical beats were actually a backing track rather than with a live band which St Vincent normally has. Some of the highlights during her first set were tracks such as 'Actor Out of Work', 'Cheerleader' and 'Rattlesnakes' being performed.

After a short interval to allow a costume change from pink latex into a futuristic silver number, she re-emerged from on a plinth to play through her brand new record in it's entirely. She performed and backed the new album Solo again and back by surreal fantasy of imagery behind her on the screen. Throughout the second set of the performance, it was very interesting from a audience point of view, some were happy and some felt cheated that she was performing for nearly ninety-minutes on her own with a backing track which was in replacement of her usual live band on stage. Looking at previous albums and St. Vincent's image it's easy to say she has moved from electro-indie for art-pop on this latest album 'Masseduction'. Entire performance was directed by St Vincent herself.

During her second performance of the evening performing her latest record 'Masseduction' in entirely she performed leading singles 'New York' , 'Los Ageless' and 'Pills' she also performed other tracks like 'Young Lover' and album tilted track 'Masseduction'. It's easy safe to say seeing this performance on stage is a completely different visual and sound which we're normally see St Vincent as.  We expect see bigger stage performance of this performance at larger venues in the next year.

SETLIST:

Marry Me
Now, Now
The Strangers
Actor Out of Work
Cruel
Cheerleader
Strange Mercy
Digital Witness
Rattlesnake
Birth in Reverse

Hang on Me
Pills
Masseduction
Sugarboy
Los Ageless
Happy Birthday, Johnny
Savior
New York
Fear the Future
Young Lover
Dancing With a Ghost
Slow Disco
Smoking Section

ST. VINCENT'S FEAR THE FUTURE TOUR CONTINUES:

Wed October 18th 2017 : MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Fri October 20th 2017 : DUBLIN Olympia Theatre
Sat October 21st 2017 : DUBLIN Olympia Theatre
Mon October 23rd 2017 : BRUSSELS Ancienne Belgique
Tues October 24th 2017 : PARIS Le Trianon
Thur October 26th 2017 : BERLIN Huxleys
Fri October 27th 2017 : UTRECHT Tivolivrendenburg
Tues November 14th 2017 : DETROIT The Fillmore
Wed November 15th 2017 : INDIANAPOLIS Egyptian Room
Fri November 17th 2017 : MILWAUKEE Riverside Theater
Sat November 18th 2017 : ST. PAUL Palace Theater
Sun November 19th 2017 : KANAS CITY Uptown Theater
Mon November 20th 2017 : ST LOUIS The Pageant
Tues November 21st 2017 : LOUISVILLE The Kentucky Center
Wed November 22nd 2017 : NASHVILLE Ryman Auditorium
Fri November 24th 2017 : KNOXVILLE Tennessee Theatre
Sat November 25th 2017 : DURHAM Performing Arts Center
Mon November 27th 2017 : WASHINGTON, D.C. The Anthem
Tues November 28th 2017 : PHILADELPHIA Electric Factory
Thur November 30th 2017 : BOSTON House of Blues
Fri December 1st 2017 : PORTLAND State Theatre
Sat December 2nd 2017 : BROOKLYN Kings Theatre
Sun December 3rd 2017 : BROOKLYN Kings Theatre
Thur December 16th 2017 : HOUSTON Day For Night Festival 2017
Tues January 9th 2018 : PITTSBURGH Stage AE
Wed January 10th 2018 : COLUMBUS Express Live
Fri January 12th 2018 : CHICAGO Theatre
Sat January 13th 2018 : OMAHA Kiewit Concert Hall At Holland P.A.C
Mon January 15th 2018 : DENVER Fillmore Auditorium
Fri January 19th 2018 : SEATTLE The Moore
Sat January 20th 2018 : PORTLAND Keller Auditorium
Tues January 22nd 2018 : SAN FRANCISCO Bill Graham Civic Auditiorium
Fri January 25th 2018 : LOS ANGELES Hollywood Palladium
Sat January 26th 2018 : PHOENIX The Van Buren
Sun January 27th 2018 : SAN DIEGO The Observatory North Park

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REVIEW BY: LEWIS NEWTON