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Ariana Grande kicks off “Sweetener Tour”: Setlist + Video

An empowering 29-song performance divided into five distinct acts

Ariana Grande at Sweetener Tour Kick-Off
Ariana Grande
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    Ariana Grande kicked off her “Sweetener World Tour” in Albany, New York on Monday night.

    The setlist spanned 29 songs divided into five distinct acts. Much of the material came from her two most recent LPs, Sweetener and thank u, next, including the live debuts of “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored”, “7 rings”, “Bloodline”, and “NASA”. She also sang past hits such as “Everytime”, “One Last Time”, “Break Free”, and “No Tears Left to Cry”. The evening concluded with an encore performance of “thank u, next”.

    According to BBC News, the setlist originally included “Ghostin'” and “Imagine”, from thank u, next, but Grande ultimately decided they were “too heavy” to sing live. Both songs address her relationship with late rapper Mac Miller.

    (Buy: Ariana Grande’s “Sweetener Tour” Tickets)

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    Grande did pay tribute to Miller in another way, however. According to Us, Miller’s music — including his song “Dang!” — was played over the arena’s PA system prior to the show’s start.

    The stage was erected in the shape of a ring (natch) and featured two spherical video screens. In the venue’s concourse, there were voter registration booths encouraging fans to register ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

    See video from the concert along with the evening’s full setlist below.

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    Setlist:

    Act 1
    Raindrops (An Angel Cried)
    God Is a Woman
    Bad Idea (Live debut)
    Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored (Live debut)

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    Act 2
    R.E.M.
    Be Alright
    Sweetener
    Successful
    Side to Side
    Bloodline (Live debut)
    7 Rings (Live debut)

    Act 3
    Love Me Harder
    Breathin
    Needy
    Fake Smile (Live debut)
    Make Up (Live debut)
    Right There
    You’ll Never Know
    Break Your Heart Right Back
    NASA (Live debut)
    Goodnight n Go

    Act 4
    Everytime
    One Last Time
    The Light Is Coming
    Into You

    Act 5
    Dangerous Woman
    Break Free
    No Tears Left to Cry

    Encore:
    Thank U, Next

    Grande’s “Sweetener Tour” continues tomorrow in Boston and runs through October, with a headlining appearance at Coachella squeezed in along the way. Get tickets to the upcoming dates here.

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    Ariana Grande 2019 Tour Dates:
    03/20 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
    03/22 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
    03/25 – Washington, DC @ Capitol One Arena
    03/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
    03/28 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
    03/30 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
    04/01 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
    04/03 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
    04/05 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
    04/14 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
    04/21 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
    04/25 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
    04/27 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
    05/30 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
    05/02 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
    05/03 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
    05/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
    05/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
    05/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
    05/11 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
    05/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
    05/17 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
    05/19 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
    05/21 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
    05/23 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
    05/25 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
    05/28 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
    05/29 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
    05/31 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
    06/01 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
    06/04 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
    06/05 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
    06/07 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
    06/08 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
    06/10 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
    06/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
    06/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
    06/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
    06/18 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
    06/19 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
    06/21 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
    06/22 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
    06/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
    06/26 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
    06/29 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
    07/01 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
    07/05 – Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum
    07/06 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
    07/08 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
    07/11 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
    07/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart House Arena
    08/17 – London, UK @ The O2 Arena
    08/19 – London, UK @ The O2 Arena
    08/20 – London, UK @ The O2 Arena
    08/23 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome
    08/24 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome
    08/27 – Paris, FR @ AccorHotels Arena
    08/28 – Paris, FR @ AccorHotels Arena
    08/30 – Antwerp, BE @ Sportpaleis
    09/01 – Cologne, DE @ Lanxess Arena
    09/03 – Vienna, AT @ Stadthalle
    09/05 – Hamburg, DE @ Barclaycard Arena
    09/08 – Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena
    09/09 – Krakow, PL @ Tauron Arena
    09/11 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome
    09/14 – Birmingham, UK @ Arena Birmingham
    09/15 – Paris, FR @ AccorHotels Arena
    09/17 – Glasgow, UK @ SSE Hydro
    09/19 – Sheefield, UK @ FlyDSA Arena
    09/22 – Dublin, IE @ 3Arena
    09/23 – Dublin, IE @ 3Arena
    09/25 – Dublin, IE @ 3Arena
    09/28 – Hamburg, DE @ Barclaycard Arena
    10/01 – Copenhagen, DK @ Royal Arena
    10/03 – Oslo, NO @ Telenor Arena
    10/05 – Helsinki, FI @ Hartwall Arena
    10/07 – Stockholm, SE @ Ericsson Globe
    10/10 – Berlin, DE @ Mercedes Benz Arena
    10/13 – Zurich,CH @ Hallenstadion

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