Photos by Bobby Nicholas
Rising pop star beabadoobee, touring in support of her buzzed-about sophomore album “Beatopia,” performed at Brooklyn Steel on Friday, enrapturing the audience with the type of epic set that is usually the domain of more veteran performers, 23 songs long and with a string section. (Setlist here via Setlist.FM)
Bea has done support tours for The 1975 and Halsey but is a headlining attraction in her own right, with more than 4.6 billion streams, a platinum single, “Coffee,” and countless up-and-coming lists by major publications. Born in the Philippines and raised in London, her tour continues this week in the southern US before dates on the west coast and Pacific Northwest. Fans in the Northeast who missed her Brooklyn Steel show can catch her on Dec. 3 in Albany and on Dec. 4 in Boston. Full tour dates here.
Lowertown, coming off tours with Wet Leg and Porches, are Dirty Hit label mates with beabadoobee. Bandmates Olivia Osby and Avsha Weinberg recorded their latest EP, “The Gaping Mouth,” in London with producer Catherine Marks (Foals, St. Vincent, Manchester Orchestra and Wolf Alice). New music will be announced soon, according to a press release.