Chin-up, Portland! So what if you couldn't snag tickets to Lizzo's "Cuz I Love You" tour stop at Roseland this week? The curvaceous queen just announced a second leg—dubbed the "Cuz I Love You Too" tour—and it'll kick off right here at the McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale on Thursday, July 18. God bless.
In case you're living under a rock, Lizzo is the rapper/singer/flautist that's stealing everyone's heart in 2019 with her single "Juice," empowering message, soul-fired vocals, and legendary twerking skills. On Friday the artist released her studio debut, Cuz I Love You, a follow-up to her fantastic Coconut Oil EP from 2016. Her new album, out on Atlantic Records, is also excellent. (It even bumped Beyoncé's Homecoming live album from its No. 1 spot on iTunes.)
In addition to its three singles, Cuz I Love You packs more self-love anthems like "Soulmate," and "Like A Girl," another crooning ballad in "Jerome," and the funky track "Cry Baby," which has some much appreciated Prince vibes.
As someone who's seen Lizzo a handful of times (and also watched as she powered through a Coachella set that was menaced by technical difficulties), I can confidently attest that this artist does NOT disappoint. After one of her church-like live performances, your spirit will be revived, your body will be sore, and you'll get every bit of your money's worth.
Presales start tomorrow, and tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, April 26 at noon.