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Harry Styles Brings 'Live On Tour' to Final Performances in Inglewood, Calif.

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Jessica Xie

Harry Styles performs during his tour at Madison Square Garden on June 21, 2018 in New York City.

After a near year-long tour that touched down in the United States, Asia, Europe and South America, Harry Styles neared the finish line with his second-to-last performance of his Harry Styles: Live on Tour trek with his July 13 date at Inglewood, Calif.'s The Forum, the first of two evenings at the arena.

The night kicked off with an invigorating set from Kacey Musgraves, the country singer who in the past year crossed over from genre outlier to tangential pop star. She soldiered through cuts from her glistening new album Golden Hour plus others including "Rainbow," a cover of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy," "Happy and Sad" and closer "High Horse," the disco-tinged bop that invigorated attendees.

"The thing I love [about] being on tour with Harry is that there's a place for everyone here," she said near the end of her time, leading into her staple "Follow Your Arrow," an LGBTQ anthem. "And I believe there's a place for everyone in country music."

Of course, the audience was in full support of headliner Styles, who emerged in a crushed velvet suit with flared pants and slicked back hair. "Good evening Los Angeles, my name is Harry, it's such a pleasure to see you all tonight," he began, kicking into the enigmatic "Only Angel," a cut off his eponymous debut released last year. "I have one job tonight and that's to entertain you," he said. "I'll do my very best."

The show played like a purview of his tracks, spanning solo cuts to renditions of One Direction songs to covers of Ariana Grande and Fleetwood Mac hits. It was an assured, strutting set, in tradition with his previous shows on the tour and with full vigor. Harry Styles cuts were plenty -- "Two Ghosts," "Sign of the Times" and "Meet Me in the Hallway" got their due -- while he kept up with career tracks, including his writing credit on Grande's "Just a Little Bit of Your Heart."

He ventured to a stage set in the middle of the audience for a few songs, including new song "Anna" that he prefaced with a welcome. "Thank you Los Angeles, California!" he said. "To all of you who have come out tonight, I hope you've enjoyed the show and enjoy the rest of it," he said.

The night marked the first of two at The Forum, where he's closing out his first solo tour, marked by the English singer waving a rainbow flag on stage and covering Shania Twain's "You're Still the One" with Musgraves.