Tove Lo is bringing her ‘Sunshine Kitty Tour’ to The Palace Theatre on Thursday, February 20th for an all ages show!
Tove Lo vividly recalls her first heartbreak. His name was Erik, and he was breathtaking. “I fell in love with him right away,” she says. But as we’ve come to learn from her songs such as “Habits (Stay High),” romance is complicated. Erik liked her friend instead; Tove was gutted. “I cried after that forever,” she says, laughing. Did she mention she was just eight years old?
To this day, the highs and lows of love’s labor’s lost continue to be the Stockholm native’s area of expertise. Her second album, Lady Wood (out October 28 on Island Records), deeply navigates the tributaries of sex and love, while its cheeky title debunks her unofficial moniker as The Saddest Girl in Sweden. “When people meet me, they’re like, ‘Oh, you’re actually happy.’ I’m not going to show up drunk and cry my heart out to you,” she says. Then adds, joking, “Well, not every time.”
As an artist, Tove is boldly unedited, proud to be rewriting the rules of pop-starlet engagement. “You’re supposed to speak for everyone. You’re supposed to not swear. You’re supposed to make sure you don’t do anything that will provoke anyone too much,” she says, laughing. “That just pisses me off and makes me want to do it more.”
And there is demand for her supply. “The reaction has been really amazing. I feel the support of a lot of female artists and writers,” she says. “In the beginning, I was like, ‘Ah, no one will notice.’ But now I can tell that I have an impact. My fans feel like they can relate to me. It’s a crazy feeling that you can mean so much to someone you’ve never met. Most of the time, they tell me their breakup stories, and I share another one of mine.”
Five reasons to fall in love with Alma (who will be kicking this Thursday night show off in style): mad style, sassy attitude, innovative lyrics, cutting-edge hooks and a voice you simply won’t forget. Alma is truly special — the polar opposite of a plastic pop princess. She’s an edgy, shameless singer-songwriter, who aims for authenticity in everything she does. Her urban tunes are filled with interesting contrasts: they are sharp, yet vulnerable and approachable, yet cool. She’s not afraid to mix classic pop with rap elements, old soul music and urban beats.
Music has been Alma’s sanctuary and source of self-confidence throughout her life. Her lyrics revisit the difficult times she’s been through, but remain hopeful. Although she writes power anthems for herself, her texts are exceptionally easy to relate to. 20-year-old Alma sees her young age merely as an asset. She knows exactly what she’s singing about. “Twentysomethings experience a lot of stuff for the first time. It’s an era of extreme feelings.” These intense feelings shine through on each of Alma’s unique tracks. She’s one in a million. Press play and get hooked.
Tickets are still available HERE!
Remaining Tour Dates:
February 12: Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY*
February 15: Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC*
February 16: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Toronto, ON*
February 18: St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI*
February 19: Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL*
February 20: Palace Theatre – St. Paul, MN*
February 23: Vogue theatre – Vancouver, BC*
February 24: Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA*
February 25: Roseland Theater – Portland, OR*
February 27: The Masonic – San Francisco, CA^
February 28: Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA^
* with Alma
^ with Alma and Broods