Just a Couple Thoughts about Tinashe's Performance at TLA

Our Creative Director Evon Burton and a few of our Anderson Street Neighbors took a field trip to see Tinashe on Tuesday, March 15th at Philly’s Theatre of the Living Arts. We’re big Tinashe supporters here at the Anderson Street Project. Her Aquarius album was easily one of our favorites 2014 and her numerous EPs never disappoint. So when Tinashe announced the dates of her Joyride World Tour, we knew we’d be in the mix somehow. Here are a few of our thoughts from the show. 

Her opening act slays. 

Yo! Ryan Hemsworth KILLED his opening set! His eclectic mix of dubstep songs, deep Missy cuts, and current ratchet jams served as the perfect pre-workout supplement for Tinashe. The man even played Kendrick Lamar’s “Untitled 07” aka “Levitate.” For that alone, he should be named MVP.

Tinashe’s Dancing Ability

Tinashe can dance. I mean, really dance. We’ve seen her music videos and award show performances so we knew that she had some skills. We were totally unprepared for the amount of dancing that happened during the concert though. From the opening song “Ride of Your Life” to the closing song and mega-hit “2 On,” Tinashe and her group of dancers bopped for a good 85% of the show. And like true professionals, they never looked worn or tired. In fact, they made us want to dance too!

She sang live!

No, we’re not saying that Tinashe is the second coming of Aretha. Definitely not. However, Tinashe gets much respect for singing live while dancing her face off. Just think about the amount of faves who don’t even try. She even took a risk by singing a piano-driven cover of Janet’s “That the Way Love Goes.” We weren’t mad.

She performed all of your favorite songs! 


Not only did she perform her fan favorites such as “Bet,”“2 On,” and “How Many Times,” she sprinkled in some of our faves from her EP days including “Boss” and “Vulnerable.”

The new jawns are amazing!

Tinashe performed a few never-released songs and they did not disappoint. The songs were definitely more uptempo than the somewhat mid-tempo burners on Aquarius but equally stellar.

Jazmine Sullivan enjoyed the show.

Nothing else needs to be said. 

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