Last Sunday, Ariana Grande performed the opening night of her ‘Sweetener’ European tour at London’s O2 Arena to much success and rave reviews.
It was her first UK arena show since her Manchester arena concert in 2017, where a suicide bomber took the lives of 22 concert-goers, and her first time at the O2 Arena since 2015.
Arina’s show set was complete with a neon limousine and a re-creation of The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci, while she drew largely from hits from the album of the same name including “God Is A Woman” and “No Tears Left To Cry”. Her voice was strong and note perfect even during choreographies.
She embellished some of the songs too by adding some whistle tones to “God Is A Woman” and “Breathing” just because she wanted to do it. The 26-year old pop star also shared an on-stage giggle with Mikey Foster from Social House, who are supporting her on this tour.
She obviously looked as if she were feeding off energy of her dazzled fans. It was like the room was about to take off and it’s fair to say there is a real bond between Ariana and her public.
She ended the show with “No Tears Left To Cry” and “Thank U, Next” with the heaviness of emotion for a perfect closing act.
Fan and critics alike have continued to pour in praise for Ariana, calling her a pop goddess and asserting that she gave a masterclass pop concert.
Two more gigs in London are programmed before heading north to perform at Manchester Pride next Saturday, which will be full of emotion for sure, and her ‘Sweetener’ European tour continues until October.