Demi Lovato has spent the past five weeks singing her heart out for fans across North America, wrapping in New Jersey at Newark’s Prudential Center Monday night (April 2). Before heading to South America and Europe for the second and third legs of the trek, the 25-year-old ended her American run with a bang — and a kiss with Kehlani.
Kehlani served as one of Lovato’s opening acts for her U.S. shows (along with DJ Khaled), and to commemorate their final show together, Kehlani surprised the leading lady while she performed her sultry Lil Wayne collaboration “Lonely.” Taking the seductive bedroom scene to the next level, the two shared a sweet kiss — and, of course, sent Lovatics into a frenzy.
The surprise smooch wasn’t the only happening that made Lovato’s Tell Me You Love Me Tour a hit across the U.S. Take a look at some of the other fun, surprising, and sexy moments from the North American trek.
The Demi-Kehlani Moment
It didn’t just end with a kiss: Lovato proceeded to lay Kehlani down onto the prop bed and continue performing while straddled over the top of her.
Support For #MarchForOurLives
Lovato used every one of her sold-out shows to advocate for CAST, the program that helped her get better and stay sober. At the tour kickoff in San Diego on Feb. 26, though, she took her advocacy one step further by bringing out six survivors from the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida, asking the crowd to donate and support them.
And in between shows, Demi took a moment to lend her voice to protest gun violence, performed during the Washington March For Our Lives.
?Kehlani and DJ Khaled Honor Demi’s 6 Years of Sobriety in Brooklyn
Kehlani gave Demi a tear-filled props for being an inspiration before she and DJ Khaled asked the crowd to sing “Happy Birthday” in honor of the milestone, making for one the sweetest — and most raw — moments of the tour.
— — (@thestrongstars) March 17, 2018
“Cool for the Summer” Becomes a Gay Anthem
During each performance of “Cool for the Summer,” Lovato initially sang the phrase “Don’t tell your mother” as it is in the song. But in line with the boldness of her entire show, Lovato changed the final phrase to “Go tell your mother, telling fans “to love who they want to love.”
Backstage Dancer Moments as Sexy as Onstage Ones
On the tour’s official Instagram page, Demi’s dancers had their own fun — posting a selection of pictures and polaroids that fit the tour’s overall sexy vibe.
Keeping Fans Engaged, Literally
The Tell Me You Love Me Tour was the site of an onstage proposal in San Diego — and, naturally, the girl said “Yes.”
The Appropriate (Yet Inappropriate) Stage Lighting
Red lights set the right vibes for Demi’s oftentimes risque show — seen here while one of the dancers performed a backbend.
“Tell Me You Love Me” With the Gay Men’s Chorus
The singer brought out Gay Men’s Choirs in a number of cities including New York and Toronto. For the tour’s stop in Chicago, she introduced the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus to sing “Tell Me You Love Me” — who sang along while holding a rainbow pride flag.
The On-Brand Kiss Cam in San Jose
As Lovato sang “Give Your Heart A Break” in each city, cameras scanned the crowd to capture a few smooches between heterosexual and same-sex couples in the crowd — perhaps providing Kehlani with some inspiration to make her move for the finale.