On Sunday night (Sep. 18), she kicked off a two-night engagement at a sold-out Radio City Music Hall in New York, where she had the audience eating from the palm of her hand. The show was punctuated by screams and tears and many “te amos” from fans, who didn’t miss a word or take their seat for a second from beginning to end.
Rosalía’s North American tour includes stops in Toronto, Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Diego, San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta and Miami and more before concluding the state side leg on Oct. 22. She will then head back to Europe, where her last concert is scheduled in Paris on Dec. 18.
Here are 5 things to know about the show:
A Piece of Art
With a white stage as a canvas, a black and white outfit, eight male dancers, three vertical screens and a stabilized camera feeding them live footage from the stage, it feels more like a piece of performance art worthy of the MoMA than a regular concert. Minimalistic yet effectively hypnotic, it allows the audience to fully concentrate on what matters most: Rosalía’s sublime and powerful presence and voice.
Speaking of Rosalía’s voice, it shines the most when she flaunts her Spanish roots in songs like “Sakura” and “G3 N15.” The cantaora can really fill the space in a haunting, vulnerable way. It will give you chills.
Rosalía and her wonderful dancers keep the party going with their energetic moves, which are captured from different angles on the screen, complementing the artsy scene. Hits like “Bizcochito,” “Despechá” and “Chicken Teriyaki” keep everyone on their feet.
Rosalía matches the simplicity and purity of her show by removing her make up and letting her hair down on stage, seating on a beauty parlor-like chair while she performs “Diablo.” “I am make-up free and disheveled, but I feel good, at ease,” she told the audience at the Radio City Music Hall.
The Screaming Fans
Rosalía’s fans are a no less a part of the show, singing along with each and every song, without missing a beat. They will cry at the sight of their idol and scream at the top of their lungs beginning to end.