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Lil Nas X Covers Beyonce, Brings Theatrical Show to New York’s Prestigious Radio City Music Hall: Concert Review

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Emanuel Okusanya It hardly seems possible that, more than three years after the blockbuster success of “Old Town Road” — which became the longest-charting single in Billboard history and the most-platinum-certified single, with 15 at last count — and many, sometimes-controversial videos and television performances, Lil Nas X is only now on his first major tour.

The artist’s 29-date “Long Live Montero” tour made two sold-out stops at New York’s prestigious Radio City Music Hall this week, and he didn’t disappoint in terms of music or visuals (although he did keep things relatively PG, apart from kissing one of his male dancers behind a curtain).

The show was divided into three acts, similar to a play, with different costume changes and set designs. Each act was preceded by a video of a model speaking about a message of self-worth, a theme that has been central throughout Nas X’s career.

Backed by three wall-sized screens and a squad of background dancers, Nas opened with his hit single “Panini” and was off and running with a show that played to his key strengths: songs, dancing and charisma.

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