Some of the best moments of the concert came when Straus was armed with her electric guitar. Soft ballad solos on “Tough On Myself” and “Ain’t Together” accentuated heartache while the fuzzy chords of “Do You Wanna See Me Crying?” added a layer of manipulation which served as the anecdote to a toxic ex. The mid-song strums on “Watching My Phone” said more than words ever could as Straus stood still amidst a flurry of flashing strobes.

“Who has had an ex-girlfriend,” Straus asked before breaking into the Make My Bed single, “Thalia,” one of the most overtly rock and roll performances of the night complete with snarling vocals and a wild drum solo. She later shouted out the “rowdy girls” packed in the front of the venue. [Rebellious Magazine]

King Princess is on tour supporting her debut album, 2019's Cheap Queen, and on Wednesday night (2/5) that tour stopped in Chicago for a show at Riviera Theatre with Kilo Kish and Irregular Girl. Check out pictures from the show in the gallery above, and a few fan-taken video clips of King Princess' set below.

Coming up for King Princess are European dates opening for Harry Styles, an LA show with The Strokes, the South American editions of Lollapalooza, and more. See her updated dates below.

King Princess: 2020 Tour
Feb 7, 2020 Royal Oak Music Theatre Detroit, MI
Feb 8, 2020 Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 10, 2020 EXPRESS LIVE! Columbus, OH
Feb 11, 2020 Marathon Music Works Nashville, TN
Feb 13, 2020 The Pageant St Louis, MO
Feb 14, 2020 The Truman Kansas City, MO
Mar 14, 2020 The Forum Inglewood, CA#
Mar 27, 2020 Lollapalooza Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mar 28, 2020 - Mar 29, 2020 Lollapalooza Chile Santiago, Chile
Apr 3, 2020 Lollapalooza Brazil São Paulo, Brazil
Apr 15, 2020 Arena Birmingham Birmingham, UK*
Apr 17, 2020 FlyDSA Arena Sheffield, United Kingdom*
Apr 19, 2020 3Arena Dublin, Ireland*
Apr 22, 2020 The O2 Arena London, United Kingdom*
Apr 23, 2020 The O2 Arena London, United Kingdom*
Apr 25, 2020 Manchester Arena Manchester, United Kingdom*
Apr 26, 2020 The SSE Hydro Glasgow, United Kingdom*
Apr 29, 2020 Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin, Germany*
May 1, 2020 Oslo Spektrum Oslo, Norway*
May 2, 2020 Ericsson Globe Stockholm, Sweden*
May 4, 2020 Royal Arena Copenhagen, Denmark*
May 6, 2020 Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands*
May 8, 2020 Barclaycard Arena Hamburg, Germany*
May 10, 2020 TAURON Arena Kraków, Poland*
May 11, 2020 O2 Arena Prague, Czech Republic*
May 13, 2020 AccorHotels Arena Paris, France*
May 15, 2020 Pala Alpitour Turin, Italy*
May 16, 2020 Unipol Arena Bologna, Italy*
May 18, 2020 WiZink Center Madrid, Spain*
May 20, 2020 Altice Arena Lisbon, Portugal*
May 25, 2020 Antwerps Sportpaleis Antwerp, Belgium*
May 27, 2020 Lanxess Arena Cologne, Germany*
May 28, 2020 Olympiahalle Munich, Germany*
May 30, 2020 Wiener Stadthalle Vienna, Austria*
May 31, 2020 Budapest Sports Arena Budapest, Hungary*

* - w/ Harry Styles
# - w/ The Strokes

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photos by James Richards IV