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Live Review: SZA @ Capital One Arena — 2/27/23

<strong>Live Review: SZA @ Capital One Arena — 2/27/23</strong>

SZA performs from the high dive for a sold-out Capital One Arena on Feb. 27, 2023. (Photo by AJ Waugh)

The water wonderland of SZA’s SOS Tour recently sold out DC’s Capital One Arena. The TDE songstress is on her first-ever arena tour in support of her platinum album of the same name. 

At Capital One Arena on Feb. 27, the show started with SZA way above the stage sitting on a high dive singing “PSA,” before a screen dropped down showing her hopping off of the diving board into the water. An intro video welcomed everyone to the show before SZA and her dancers hit the stage to perform “Seek and Destroy.”

The show was broken up into acts like a movie, the first starting out in front of a dock shack as the stage and sets changed throughout the night. The first act was full of new and old records as SZA jumped back and forth from her debut album Ctrl with songs like “Love Galore” and “Broken Clocks” to “Forgiveness” and “Blind” from SOS, before pulling out a cover of the Erykah Badu classic “Bag Lady.” 

All around the arena a video of SZA changing costumes backstage while she performed “Smoking on my Ex Pack” before coming back to the stage for act two. The screens lifted up to reveal SZA and her dancers on a boat the size of the entire stage as she performed records like “All the Stars”, “Low,” and “Doves in the Wind” before making the place erupt as the crowd sung along to “F2F.”

The third act took the ship through a storm for the first few records before a life raft was lowered down from the rafters. SZA got in the raft and it rode it around the arena, waving at the crowd while she performed “Nobody Gets Me” and “Gone Girl.” 

Listen to SZA’s album SOS on Spotify:

Check out the official music video for “Kill Bill” by SZA YouTube:

Things finished off under the water as SZA and her dancers hit the stage once again, performing songs like the title track “SOS,” “Love Language,” and “Snooze” as jellyfish and other sea life swam around on the screens. She changed costumes one more time as she climbed back up the high dive for “The Weeknd” and “Good Days, ending the night off right where it began.

A preview clip of her unreleased video for “Low” played as the lights came up and SZA ran back out on stage to thank everyone for coming out and supporting her on her biggest tour ever. 

The North American leg of SZA’s SOS Tour runs across the country throughout April. Catch her if you can as it’s the best show of 2023 so far in my opinion. 

Below are some more photos from SZA’s performance at Capital One Arena on Feb. 27, 2023. All photos copyright and courtesy of AJ Waugh (wauffleznotwaffles.com).


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