Doja Cat Live Debuts 12 Songs in Dark, Sexy, 1st Arena Show

Doja Cat kicked off her Scarlet Tour on Halloween in San Francisco and it was everything and more than you'd expect from a sultry singer on her first ever arena tour.

Sporting a revealing sheer top beneath a black bodysuit and reeling off one song after another with explicit titles and even more suggestive lyrics, the Grammy-winning singer/rapper prowled around the stage to the delight of the capacity crowd who sang along with her every word.

The Scarlet Tour is a palpable, darker departure from Amala Zandile Dlamini's previous performances, which pairs perfectly with openers Ice Spice or Doechii (depending on the venue).

Look no further than her appearance a year ago at Coachella where Doja's costumes were brightly colored, her long hair whipping around, alongside a stage filled with dancers and a full band.

Doja Cat at Coachella 2002.

Tuesday the mood was decidedly more adult, eerie, and carnal. The dancers were there, but donning more muted colors, and a few were a bit handsy- to the singer's delight.

No one should be surprised as earlier this year the performer, who just celebrated her 28th birthday, said in a now-deleted tweet that the music of her past was all about making money.

"planet her and hot pink were cash-grabs and yall fell for it," she wrote in May, referring to her third and second studio albums, respectively. "now i can go disappear somewhere and touch grass with my loved ones on an island while yall weep for mediocre pop."

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Other than removing the tweet, does Doja have any regrets for that statement? To quote her #1 hit single "Paint The Town Red" from Scarlet, "I said what I said / I'd rather be famous instead."

Being the tour opener, there were 13 live debuts as Doja Cat performed every one of her 15 tracks from her new album at Chase Arena in downtown San Francisco. This included "WYM Freestyle," "Shutcho," "97," and "Can't Wait."

"WYM Freestyle" and "Demons" kicked off the show.

Her stage included fire, pyro, detailed lights, a giant spider (trigger warning), and naturally lots of video screens.

Of all things to cause controversy with this talented artist is the debate of whether or not she is a rapper.

The show was divided among five acts which not only gave Doja time for a breather, but also costume changes for herself and her dancers.

That should be put to rest with the new tune, "Agora Hills" which was also one of the live debuts at the NBA home of the Golden State Warriors.

Doja effortlessly speed-rapped through the tune, daring even her most fervent fans to keep up.

Doja Cat's Scarlet Tour has just begun. Catch her with either Doechii or Ice Spice (depending on the venue) as they travel around all of the biggest cities in North America.

Tickets available on her website.

Nov. 3 — Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena *
Nov. 5 — San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena *
Nov. 6 — Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center *
Nov. 8 — Phoenix, AZ @ Footprint Center *
Nov. 10 — Denver, CO @ Ball Arena *
Nov. 13 — Austin, TX @ Moody Center *
Nov. 15 — Houston, TX @ Toyota Center *
Nov. 16 — Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center *
Nov. 19 — Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena *
Nov. 21 — Miami, FL @ Kaseya Center #
Nov. 24 — Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena *
Nov. 26 — Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center #
Nov. 27 — Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena #
Nov. 29 — Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center #
Nov. 30 — Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center #
Dec. 2 — Boston, MA @ TD Garden #
Dec. 4 — Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena #
Dec. 7 — Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center #
Dec. 8 — Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center #
Dec. 10 — Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena #
Dec. 11 — Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena #
Dec. 13 — Chicago, IL @ United Center #
* with Doechii
# with Ice Spic

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Last updated: 13 Jul 2024, 00:36 Etc/UTC