Robyn destroyed MSG (pics, video, setlist)
Long overdue, Robyn proved she was the giant star she was always meant to be at her first-ever headlining show at Madison Square Garden (or any U.S. arena) in NYC Friday night (3/8). Playing to an undeniably sold out and enthusiastic (and very cool looking!) crowd, the Swedish singer ran through and danced to a career-spanning 19 songs (and one costume change) in two hours before the party continued on the train platform.
Check out photos from the show in the gallery above. Setlist below.
The entire place was on their feet all night long, cheering and singing along. Every song she played off new-album Honey was a major highlight, as was 2005 addiction "Be Mine!" (that we got twice at her first-ever U.S. show in 2008), but nothing got people screaming like 2010 hit "Dancing On My Own" from Body Talk Pt. 1. Watch:
Kindness opened the show with a DJ set, Robyn opened her set with the Kindness-produced "Send to Robin Immediately," and she closed the show with what felt like a weird choice, the song she did in 2014 with Kindness -- right after thanking him and other opener Channel Tres -- called "Who Do You Love?" One day before the show, Kindness put out yet another song with Robyn. The show closed with Robyn, and then her backup singers and dancers and band all leaving the stage one by one.
Check out photos from the Chicago show HERE.
Robyn @ MSG, 3/8/19 SETLIST
Send to Robin Immediately
Hang With Me (Paola cover)
Because It’s in the Music
Between the Lines
Love Is Free
Don't Fucking Tell Me What to Do (The Mekanism Remix)
Dancing on My Own
Call Your Girlfriend
With Every Heartbeat
Who Do You Love? (Joakim Remix) (Kindness feat. Robyn cover)
photos by Amanda Hatfield