Queen of Dark Pop Tove Lo Shines at the Fox in Oakland

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The last time Tove Lo was in town, the artist dubbed “the saddest girl in Sweden” was only made sadder because of a broken foot she was tending to. Last night at the Fox Theater in Oakland, the boot was gone, the foot was healed, and she performed an electrifying and intimate experience that left the crowd feeling connected and uplifted. The venue was packed to capacity, with fans of all ages eagerly anticipating the Swedish pop star’s arrival.

As soon as Tove Lo took the stage, the energy in the room surged. The artist started with “Pineapple Slice”, a song she originally recorded with SG Lewis, which immediately set the tone for the show. Tove Lo was on fire, delivering her signature ethereal dark vocals with every song.

The crowd roared with excitement when Tove Lo played her classic hits such as “Cool Girl” and “Talking Body”. Her charming personality combined with cheeky sexy moves complimented the electrifying beats of the music and created an unforgettable experience that had the audience singing and dancing all night long.

Tove Lo also took the time to connect with her fans, sharing personal stories and anecdotes between songs. She talked about her journey as an artist, her struggles, and the inspiration behind some of her songs. The intimate moments she shared with the crowd made the show feel even more personal, and the connection between Tove Lo and her fans was palpable.

As the concert drew to a close, Tove Lo played “Habits (Stay High)”, arguably her biggest hit to date, and the crowd went wild. The energy in the room was electric as everyone sang along, making for an unforgettable finale.

Photos by Louis Raphael

Having released albums under Digital Nations, a label founded by Steve Vai, music critic Louis Raphael has remained deeply connected to the pulse of the San Francisco music scene. Following his tenure as the San Francisco Music Examiner for Examiner.com and AXS.com, he embarked on creating Music in SF® to authentically highlight the vibrant offerings of the city's music scene.

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