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Dua Lipa Sets FTX on Fire in 2022 Tour Opener in Miami

Dua Lipa kicked off her 2022 tour at the ATX and it was nothing short of amazing. From the energy, to the outfits and of course the performance.

Her retro-futuristic blockbuster has been eagerly anticipated by Dua’s fans for a long time. Last night, the tour debuted in Miami’s FTX Arena after being postponed three times since it was first announced in December 2019. Cold weather in South Florida forced many people to wear jackets and hoodies, while others went all out with their futuristic-nostalgia-inspired looks, including glistening gold getups, cosmic insignia, white pleather go-go boots and baby-pink hairdos.

The Outfits

Lorenzo Posocco, Lipa’s personal stylist, helped her put her own unique twist on some of the most popular catsuits in the world.

Among her Balenciaga ensembles, the “Don’t Stop Now” singer donned a highlighter-yellow lace suit with a corset bodice and the label’s built-in pant/boots, as well as matching elbow-length opera gloves and diamond-embellished Eéra earrings. This vibrant ensemble was also worn by her for a backstage picture shoot that she posted to Instagram.

Along with a couture paneled catsuit adorned with 120,000 crystals and matching black gloves, the Grammy winner also worked with Mugler, one of her favorite fashion brands for stage outfits. In the sparkling outfit, both Lipa and the house’s creative director Casey Cadwallader posted clips of the star’s performance.

Below are some highlight video from the show.

The Performance

Lipa embraced the song’s Olivia Newton-John allusions by taking center stage at a ballet barre alongside dancers dressed in skin-tight blue ensembles and loose garments simulating gym gear. Lipa emerged in a corseted neon yellow bodysuit and matching elbow-length gloves by Balenciaga. It was clear that Lipa was every bit the female alpha she declared herself to be on the album’s title track as she powered through a high-energy 90-minute, 18-song set that lasted the entire 90 minutes. This time around, she focused nearly solely on her critically acclaimed second album (including its enlarged Moonlight Edition), as well as two songs from her self-titled debut as well as her collaborations with Silk City, Calvin Harris, and Elton John. Even her biggest song, “IDGAF,” was reduced to an interlude due to the concert’s focus on Future Nostalgia’s strength.

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A graphic novel motif was introduced in the second act, which saw Lipa relocated to an underwater setting in place of the Eighties tribute. Katy Perry’s Left Shark halftime show would have been perfect for her performance in a dazzling white one piece as she sang “We’re Good” from Nostalgia B-side “Nostalgia B-side”.

Lipa let loose in the final act of the event, clad in a black top and shorts with bright pink tights and sneakers, and jumped around the secondary stage in the same carefree way she might have done at a warehouse party back in London.

Lipa next appeared in a dazzling black cutout bodysuit that evoked Cher’s “If I Could Turn Back Time” attire, flinging her hair around as she shouted out an angry interpretation of Future Nostalgia’s title track before finishing with “Don’t Start Now.”

Below is the complete Future Nostalgia show

“Physical”
“New Rules”
“Love Again”
“Cool”
“Pretty Please”
“Break My Heart”
“Be the One”
“IDGAF” (Interlude)
“We’re Good” 
“Good in Bed”
“Fever”
“Boys Will Be Boys”
“Club Future Nostalgia”
“One Kiss”
“Electricity”
“Hallucinate”
“Cold Heart”
“Levitating”

Encore:

“Future Nostalgia”
“Don’t Start Now”

Lipa also had some time to relax on the beach in Miami while on vacation. To complete her look, she paired her bikini with a yellow-and-orange checkered wrap, a gold belly chain, and Coperni’s black wedge flip-flops. Among her possessions was a Chihiro little hammock bag from the Loewe x Spirited Away collection.

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