Kim Petras killed it with five acts and an encore in a spectacular concept show at The Anthem in DC recently.
Celebrating her album Feed the Beast, Petras also performed a few songs from her surprise recent album drop, Problematique.
Katherine Gaines was there to shoot the show!
The following article was adapted from a press release.
Adding to the excitement ahead of her Feed the Beast World Tour, GRAMMY-winning international pop sensation and critically acclaimed songwriter Kim Petras unexpectedly released her long-awaited album Problematique as a surprise for her fans via Republic Records/ Amigo Records.
Previously shelved after partially leaking and leaving fans clamoring for more, Problematique has been unearthed from the vault as 10 tracks of euphoric escapist pop inspired by French house music and Parisian soundscapes. Shimmering with magnetic, laissez-faire confidence and giving Kim even more new music to perform on her upcoming global tour, Problematique features stand out track “Treat Me Like A Ho,” a bratty flex that brims with untouchable, sugar baby confidence.
Kim performed “Treat Me Like a Ho” at The Anthem on Oct. 12, as well as Problematique’s “Something About U” and the title track.
Watch the official lyric video for “Treat Me Like a Ho” by Kim Petras on YouTube:
The star of the show, however, was Kim Petras’ debut full-length album, Feed the Beast, which she released only in June.
The Feed the Beast Tour featured nine selections from the debut album in its setlist. Entering the stage concealed in an iron maiden at The Anthem on Oct. 12, Kim launched into “Feed The Beast” before treating audiences to “King of Hearts” and hit single “Unholy.” Split into five distinct sections based on the story of Dante’s Inferno and helmed by director Will Baker (Kylie Minogue) and choreographers Brian and Scott Nicholson (Ariana Grande), the world-class show traversed Kim’s discography and her greatest hits — which included a provocatively curated can’t-miss section devoted to sex-positive EP Slut Pop before transitioning in to her spooky, Halloween-themed mixtape TURN OFF THE LIGHT.
With mesmerizing costuming designed by Seth Pratt, Kim delivered a tightly choreographed and immaculately produced show worthy of a bygone era of pop.
Here are some photos of Kim Petras performing at The Anthem in DC on Oct. 12, 2023. All pictures copyright and courtesy of Katherine Gaines.