Tove Styrke at the Biltmore Cabaret, Oct 20 2018
– by Shawn Conner
Tove Styrke at the Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver.
On Saturday night, Vancouver was treated to a rare opportunity—the chance to see a pro dance-pop act in the intimate confines of the Biltmore Cabaret. The show marked the second last of Swedish singer Tove Styrke’s 2018 North American tour.
The last time the Styrke was in town was early March. Then, she played Rogers Arena, on a bill that included Run the Jewels and Lorde.
For the Biltmore Cabaret show, Styrke played songs from her current album, Sway, including the just-released title track, and other finely-tooled dance-pop creations from the record. These included “Say My Name,” “On the Low,” and “Changed My Mind.”
The enthusiastic crowd sang along to the hits and jockeyed for position to get a good shot of the singer.
The stage set-up included two backing musicians and rows of stand-up lights in the shape of roses. Styrke put on a high-energy show that lasted just over an hour. Afterwards, she met up with fans at the merch table, and took photos with those who had stuck around.
Singer Au/Ra opened the show.