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Lily Allen @ Terminal 5

Lily Allen is nearly halfway through the North American leg of her tour promoting her fourth album, No Shame. She stopped by Terminal 5 in New York City supported by S-X to bring honest, heartfelt songwriting and catchy beats. S-X, a producer who’s jumped into his own solo career, opened the show with music that can only be described as ethereal and relentlessly smooth. You’ll just have to sway your hips listening to his beats groove. Lily then takes the stage to greet a packed crowd of excited fans. The show opens with the opening track of her new album, “Come On Then” and light silhouettes her and bathes the crowd in a blue hue. She goes on to perform songs spanning her career like her debut single “Smile”, “The Fear”, “Everything to Feel Something”, “Pushing Up Dasies”, “Who’d Have Known”, “LDN” and “Not Fair”. Her fans sang every word of her clever and bitingly real lyrics that she’s become known for. She also performed a brand new, unreleased song she wrote around a month and a half ago called “Party Line” that had a super catchy chorus. Even though she admitted to the crowd that she was fighting a cold, Terminal 5 still got a three song encore and a really solid performance. The last song of the night was prefaced with a disclaimer that she originally wrote this song “Fuck You” about George W. Bush and how she thought he terrible, but little did we all know… Then she spoke about the arms deal between the US and Saudi Arabia despite the murder of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Yemenis children being caught in the crosshairs of war. She then implored everyone to vote in the midterms on November 6th. The lyrics felt transferable. “Fuck You” might have gotten one of the biggest reactions from the crowd with everyone’s middle fingers in the air, and singing along to the chorus cathartically. She finished the show strong and then adorably curtsied and left the stage. Lily exuded a powerful and confident energy that commanded the room and I am all here for it. Visit her on one of the dates below.

10/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/24 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
10/27 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
10/28 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix Theatre
10/30 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
10/31 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
11/01 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre
11/03 – Denver, CO @ Venue TBD
11/04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
11/06 – Portland, OR @ Roseland
11/08 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
11/09 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
12/02 – Milan, IT @ Fabrique
12/04 – Berlin, DE @ Astra
12/05 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
12/06 – Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall
12/08 – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon
12/09 – Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli Vredenburg Ronda Hall
12/11 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theatre
12/13 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland
12/14 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute
12/16 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
12/17 – London, UK @ The Roundhouse

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