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REVIEW: August Alsina brings his UK tour to London’s Indigo2

January 29, 2018 | D&L

Last week saw US RnB singer, August Alsina, kick start his European tour at London’s Indigo2, and he certainly set the standard for the string of shows to follow.

After keeping his audience on tenterhooks for his arrival to the stage, his personal tour DJ, Era, repped for ATL, warming up Alsina nation for the show that was pending. Then as his dancers took to the stage, along with a cubed box for the stage’s simple setting, the New Orleans native arrived to a roar of screams in an all red outfit. Paired with his strong vocals straight off the bat, this no doubt set the hearts of all his female fans racing.

Kick starting the night for his day one’s as well as his new fans with tracks such as ‘Get Ya Money’, ‘Hip Hop, ‘Song Cry’ and ‘Make It Home’, all eyes were fixated on the man of the moment, as he made all fans feel special, taking them on a live musical journey.

Taking a moment to speak to the room, from the ladies dressed cute and comfortably, to the fellas in attendance wanting to hear that real, good RnB, the crowd continued to be really receptive, much to August’s joy, as not many US artists get the chance to travel to London and perform after all.

With great stage presence, vocals and engaging moves from his female dancers, the audience couldn’t get enough of the trio, whilst August sung songs and feature favourites such as ‘Hold You Down’, ‘Slow Motion’, ‘Kissin’ On My Tattoos’ and ‘Do You Mind’. Going on to performs track from way back in his music catalogue, the set list included songs from his 2013 debut album, Downtown: Life Under The Gun, to 2014’s Testimony and 2015’s, This Thing Called Life.

Before entering the final few minutes of his set, it was time for the dancers to have their moment, as both natural haired beauties took centre stage and showcased their talent in freestyle and commercial dance.

Ending the night on a high after slowing things down with his ballads such as ‘No Love’ and creating perfect moments of acapella (the room was quiet, as he literally had the audience in the palm of his hand), it was time to turn up to bangers including ‘Don’t Matter’ and ‘I Luv This S**t’. He certainly gave the performance of his life, as the crowd gave the perfect affirmation that he done his job with well deserved continuous applause to end the night.

Wanting to remember this perfect moment, August this memory to last a lifetime, so what better way to do so than capture it for the ‘gram? For August, the crowd and vibe will personally go down in his show history, as a moment never to be forgotten. I’m sure the Alsina nation will agree with us on that one.

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