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Show Review: Tinashe is pop superstar perfection on 333 Tour

The queen of R&B visited Phoenix last week for her wonderfully theatrical 333 Tour. Tinashe was joined by pop icon Rei Ami for a show that had every bad bitch in the area turned up on a Thursday.

Rei Ami strutted onstage in a killer black jumpsuit and spiked boots, ready to slay her set and stomp the patriarchy simultaneously. The diminutive diva had the front row screaming and snapping their fingers as she ran through a host of songs like “Everybody Else”, “Ricky Bobby” and the hugely empowering “Dictator”. The audience couldn’t get enough and the energy that was exchanged could have powered the venue by itself. All too soon, her set ended and excited fans rushed to the merch table for a chance at a selfie and a smile.

The curtains came down from Tinashe’s elaborately constructed stage set which had multiple platforms adorned with leaves and vines that housed her live band and- for most of the set- Tinashe herself. She was backed by two fierce dancers as the trio emerged in coordinating outfits and jewel-adorned ski masks. 

Tinashe is a true performer, barely pausing to breathe between songs and never wavering in vocals or choreography. Her extensive set touched on every era of her discography and songs like “Cold Sweat” and “Touch & Go” had the room breaking out their best club moves. 

Throwback hit single “2 On” was a highlight for the elder millennials in the room, but Tinashe has so many bangers in her repertoire that the night just kept moving afterwards. The evening ended after a whopping 32-track set and the exhausted but exhilarated crowd still begged for more from the pop princess. 

Check out more photos from the show! 

Story and photos by Olivia Khiel