SZA’s CTRL tour comes to Boston, with Smino from St. Louis and Ravyn Lenae from Chicago

Coming off the heels of her universally acclaimed album CTRL (pronounced control), New Jersey bred R&B songstress, and TDE signee SZA (real name Solana Imani Rowe), hit the Boston stop of her Fall headlining tour with a smooth, eclectic display of standout tracks. Also on the bill were supporting acts Smino from St. Louis and Ravyn Lenae from Chicago, both of whom enthralled the already eager crowd with a refreshing energy on cuts like “blkswn” and “Moon Shoes” respectively.

SZA set it off from the inception of her set, controlling the crowd with an engaging stage presence. It’s clear SZA’s come a long way since signing with powerhouse label TDE, as her audience sung along in unison to mainstream cuts like “Love Galore”, as well as older tracks such as “Child’s Play”. There was a stage presence, and level of comfort demonstrated that made fans feel at home.

Ravyn Lenae

Ravyn Lenae

Ravyn Lenae

Smino

Smino

Smino

Smino

SZA

SZA

SZA

Catch the CTRL tour in your city at any of the remaining tour dates listed below:
Aug. 26 – New York, NY – AFROPUNK Festival 2017
Aug. 27 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
Aug. 29 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
Aug. 30 – Detroit, MI – Saint Andrews Hall
Aug. 31 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
Sept. 1 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
Sept. 3 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
Sept. 5 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
Sept. 6 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
Sept. 8 – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Sept. 10 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Sept. 12 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
Sept. 13 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
Sept. 14 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
Sept. 16 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Sept. 17 – Seattle, WA – Neptune
Sept. 19 – San Francisco, CA –
Sept. 21 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre
Sept. 22 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
Sept. 25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
Sept. 28 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues New Orleans
Sept. 29 – Dallas, TX – South SIde Music Hall
Sept. 30 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
Oct. 1 – Austin, TX – Venue TBA
Oct. 3 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Oct. 7 – Miami, FL – The Ground
Oct. 8 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
Oct. 9 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
Oct. 11 – Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim Entertainment Center
Oct. 12 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
Dec. 8 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
Dec. 9 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
Dec. 10 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
Dec. 11 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Dec. 13 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues Cleveland
Dec. 15 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe at Old National Centre
Dec. 16 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
Dec. 17 – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room

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SZA’s CTRL tour comes to Boston, with Smino from St. Louis and Ravyn Lenae from Chicago

Coming off the heels of her universally acclaimed album CTRL (pronounced control), New Jersey bred R&B songstress, and TDE signee SZA (real name Solana Imani Rowe), hit the Boston stop of her Fall headlining tour with a smooth, eclectic display of standout tracks. Also on the bill were supporting acts Smino from St. Louis and Ravyn Lenae from Chicago, both of whom enthralled the already eager crowd with a refreshing energy on cuts like “blkswn” and “Moon Shoes” respectively.

SZA set it off from the inception of her set, controlling the crowd with an engaging stage presence. It’s clear SZA’s come a long way since signing with powerhouse label TDE, as her audience sung along in unison to mainstream cuts like “Love Galore”, as well as older tracks such as “Child’s Play”. There was a stage presence, and level of comfort demonstrated that made fans feel at home.

Ravyn Lenae

Ravyn Lenae

Ravyn Lenae

Smino

Smino

Smino

Smino

SZA

SZA

SZA

Catch the CTRL tour in your city at any of the remaining tour dates listed below:
Aug. 26 – New York, NY – AFROPUNK Festival 2017
Aug. 27 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
Aug. 29 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
Aug. 30 – Detroit, MI – Saint Andrews Hall
Aug. 31 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
Sept. 1 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
Sept. 3 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
Sept. 5 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
Sept. 6 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
Sept. 8 – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Sept. 10 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Sept. 12 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
Sept. 13 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
Sept. 14 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
Sept. 16 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Sept. 17 – Seattle, WA – Neptune
Sept. 19 – San Francisco, CA –
Sept. 21 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre
Sept. 22 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
Sept. 25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
Sept. 28 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues New Orleans
Sept. 29 – Dallas, TX – South SIde Music Hall
Sept. 30 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
Oct. 1 – Austin, TX – Venue TBA
Oct. 3 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Oct. 7 – Miami, FL – The Ground
Oct. 8 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
Oct. 9 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
Oct. 11 – Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim Entertainment Center
Oct. 12 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
Dec. 8 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
Dec. 9 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
Dec. 10 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
Dec. 11 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Dec. 13 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues Cleveland
Dec. 15 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe at Old National Centre
Dec. 16 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
Dec. 17 – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room

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