Glow in The Dark Tour Opening Night


Kanye West, Rihanna, N.E.R.D. and Lupe Fiasco all turned out to open up Kanye’s Glow in The Dark Tour in Seattle’s Key Arena last night. The “Glow in The Dark” Tour is said to be one of the biggest tickets this year and after Wednesday everyone that doesn’t have tickets are scrambling to get some.

Lupe Fiasco kicked off the night with a fast-paced half-hour into which he crammed parts of eleven songs, including the hits “Kick, Push” and “Superstar” featuring Matthew Santos, who s appeared for three songs during Fiascos set.

N.E.R.D. — Pharrell Williams’ rock ensemble — played second. Along with 2 drummers, a bassist/keyboardist, a synth player and guitarist and a handful of hangers-onstage who helped hype the crowd. Williams and co-vocalist Shay performed some of their hits like “Lapdance,” “Brain,” “Rock Star” and “She Wants to Move.”

Rihanna, whose stage set-up included light-up speaker stacks that glowed yellow, pink and aqua. The singer and her dancers’ clothes were basic black accented by pink and lime neon; the entire presentation was very new wave, down to Rihanna’s bright pink lipstick. The show was tightly choreographed but never felt laborious, and she got some traction doing “Hate That I Love You,” a duet with Ne-Yo on record, by herself.

When the headliner took the stage he didn’t waste time getting into his unbroken, eighteen song, ninety-minute set. playing eighteen songs in an unbroken ninety-minute set. Half of the songs came from 2007’s Graduation, five from 2005’s Late Registration and the rest from 2004’s The College Dropout. Kanye stood alone on a stage that was made out to look like a spaceship, complete with a giant video backdrop that flashed psychedelic fractal patterns, bursting stars and moonscapes. Ostensibly, Kanye was trapped aboard a rogue ship piloted by a female version, Ostensibly, Kanye was trapped aboard a rogue ship piloted by a female version. [source]

The following dates in April are as follows:

  • 4/16 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
  • 4/18 – Sacramento, CA @ ARCO Arena
  • 4/19 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
  • 4/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theatre
  • 4/20 – San Diego, CA @ Sports Arena
  • 4/25 – * Las Vegas, NV @ Red Rock Casino Resort Spa
  • 4/26 – * Albuquerque, NM @ Journal Pavilion
  • 4/27 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
  • 4/29 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Ford Center
  • 4/30 – Austin, TX @ Frank Irwin Center

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