FKA twigs is anything but boring. She kicked off her first tour since 2016 in a slew of nights at the Palace Theatre in Los Angeles, and the show was complete with gravity-defying pole dancing, swords, intricate costumes and oozing theatricality.
The show opened with the avant-pop singer in front of a closed curtain, center stage. Her body flowed and tap-danced to the beat to a hollering crowd and over the course of the set, more visuals were introduced to the audience. A quartet of dancers joined Twigs after the curtain opened a few songs in and halfway through the show, a second curtain dropped to reveal an industrial scaffolding where her three-piece band had been hiding out the entire time. A standout moment of the night was when she pulled out a sword from one of the curtains and, alone on stage, delved into an elegant sword dance. Her outfit changes were seamless, as the crowd was completely distracted by the light shows, interpretive dance and smoke screen that ensued in the meantime.
Overall, Twigs created a world of fantasy for the energetic crowd on Wednesday night (May 8), and the thespian atmosphere of the venue mixed with Twigs’ modern-Elizabethan ensembles felt Shakespearean. In addition to her first song in three years, “Cellophane,” the songstress performed a number of old hits and even some unreleased tracks. The Magdalene tour will hit several more cities in the next few months, including New York, Berlin, London, and Sydney. See tickets here.