Poppy Unveils the Zig Tour in Manchester For Valentine's Day

Just when we thought we couldn’t love Poppy more, she puts on the most vibrant and vibe-worthy Valentine’s Day concert ever! Kicking off her Zig tour in Manchester, England, the genre-bending songstress received an outpouring of affection as she performed several covers, two live debuts, and a stacked setlist of pop-rock hits, both old and new.

Fresh off a stint as supporting act for Bad Omens on the European leg of their Concrete Forever tour, Poppy has waited weeks for her solo debut. And from the second she stepped onstage in an edgy-meets-elegant cut-out dress, the crowd couldn’t take their eyes (and ears!) off her. She began the set with a couple of 2020s favorites like “BLOODMONEY” and “I Disagree” before delving into brand-new tunes from her fifth album, last year’s Zig.

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From “Church Outfit,” “Hard,” and “Knockoff” to live debuts of “Flicker” and “1s + 0s,” the modern hits just kept coming. While she’s undergone countless musical makeovers over the years, most fans and critics would call Zig an electronic-dark-pop-alternative hybrid. With occasional hints of heavy metal, of course, that were heard throughout the night with her “V.A.N” Bad Omens collab and more intense tracks like “Anything Like Me.”

Even as she’s transitioned from bubblegum pop to nu-metal to electronica and back again, a few things remain consistent at a Poppy concert. These include her wonderfully weird persona, sweet vocals mixed with rhythmic screams, and vivid stage lights that transport you to another dimension. More specifically, one where a former pop princess could become a heavy metal goddess and live to tell the tale. Her musical costumes came to life in Manchester with every song, while Poppy maintained boundless energy even as the night winded down.

Finishing up the 17-song setlist with fan-favorite Poppy songs like “Sit/Stay,” “Fill The Crown,” “Hysteria,” and “Concrete,” the crowd came to a conclusion. This event was equal parts rock concert and dance party…and could we really expect anything less from Poppy? The 29-year-old singer is in her Zig era as she performs musically-fluid tracks across Europe, and there’s still plenty of chances to scream along to Poppy. Check out the full Manchester setlist here.

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Last updated: 21 Apr 2024, 01:56 Etc/UTC