Ariana Grande kicks off her Sweetener World Tour

Ariana Grande sure knows how to put on a show. Last night, the singer kicked off her Sweetener World Tour in Albany, NY. The tour supports her two most recent studio albums, ‘sweetener’ and ‘thank u, next’.

The show opened with Ariana singing a stunning rendition of sweetener’s opening acapella track ‘raindrops (an angel cried)’, before entering the stage and performing ‘god is a woman’, the second single to be released from ‘sweetener‘.

Ariana also performed other ‘sweetener’ songs, such as the title track and ‘no tears left to cry’, as well as tracks from ‘thank u, next’, including ‘needy’ and ‘bloodline’. Older hits, such as ‘One Last Time’, ‘Dangerous Woman’ and ‘Side To Side’ were also present, and Ariana also performed a cover of Frank Ocean’s ‘Close To You’. Ariana ended the show by performing the title track for ‘thank u, next’.

Check out the full setlist below:

  1. ‘raindrops (an angel cried)’
  2. ‘god is a woman’
  3. ‘bad idea’
  4. ‘break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored’
  5. ‘R.E.M.’
  6. ‘Be Alright’
  7. ‘sweetener’
  8. ‘successful’
  9. ‘Side To Side’
  10. ‘bloodline’
  11. ‘7 rings’
  12. ‘Love Me Harder’
  13. ‘breathin’
  14. ‘Close To You’ (Frank Ocean cover)
  15. ‘needy’
  16. ‘fake smile’
  17. ‘make up’
  18. ‘Right There’
  19. ‘You’ll Never Know’
  20. ‘Break Your Heart Right Back’
  21. ‘NASA’
  22. ‘goodnight n go’
  23. ‘everytime’
  24. ‘One Last Time’
  25. ‘the light is coming’
  26. ‘Into You’
  27. ‘Dangerous Woman’
  28. ‘Break Free’
  29. ‘no tears left to cry’
  30. ‘thank u, next’

Ariana also went through six different costume changes, wearing a dazzling display of outfits, including an outfit inspired by the iconic 90’s movie ‘Clueless’!

After the show, Ariana took to Twitter to thank her fans for the support, and posted a video of her singing ‘successful’.

The Sweetener World Tour continues tomorrow night (March 20th) in Boston, MA. Ariana will continue to perform across the US and Canada, before hitting Europe in August.

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Written by Isla Williams

I'm a journalism graduate with a passion for pop culture! Also a cheese and chocolate enthusiast. I also write for Fuzzable!