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Ariana Grande Sweetener

Ariana Grande plays first show of her Sweetener World Tour in New York

by Paul Cashmere on March 20, 2019

in News

Let’s face it. Ariana Grande is to music what Reese Peanut Butter Cups are to food but Ariana sells a lot of tickets (and Reese sell a lot of Peanut Butter Cups).

On Ariana’s latest album ‘thank u, next’ there are 73 songwriting credits for 12 songs. That is not Art, it is fast food. Ariana songs are mostly assembled by 30+ men for the 25-year pop star but hey, that’s showbiz.

The Ariana Grande toy factory keeps a lot of people employed and has earned the factory product a decent bank account (estimated around $45 million). That bank balance is set to rise with the start of her Sweetener World Tour in Albany, New York this week.

Ariana’s first show was at Times Union Arena (formerly Knickerbocker Arena). The venue was opened in 1990 with a performance by Frank Sinatra.

Here is the setlist from the first Ariana Grande Sweetener World Tour show:

Act 1
Raindrops (An Angel Cried) (from Sweetener, 2018)
God Is a Woman (from Sweetener, 2018)
Bad Idea (from thank u, next, 2019)
Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored (from thank u, next, 2019)

Act 2
Homevideo Interlude
R.E.M. (from Sweetener, 2018)
Be Alright (from Dangerous Woman, 2016)
Sweetener (from Sweetener, 2018)
Successful (from Sweetener, 2018)
Side to Side (from Dangerous Woman, 2016)
Bloodline (from thank u, next, 2019)
7 Rings (from thank u, next, 2019)

Act 3
Close to You (Frank Ocean song)
Love Me Harder (from My Everything, 2014)
Breathin (from Sweetener, 2018)
Needy (from thank u, next, 2019)
Fake Smile (from thank u, next, 2019)
Make Up (from thank u, next, 2019)
Right There (from Yours Truly, 2013)
You’ll Never Know (from Yours Truly, 2013)
Break Your Heart Right Back
NASA (from thank u, next, 2019)
Goodnight n Go (from Sweetener, 2018)

Act 4
In My Head
Everytime (from Sweetener, 2018)
One Last Time (from My Everything, 2014)
The Light Is Coming (from Sweetener, 2018)
Into You (from Dangerous Woman, 2016)

Act 5
My Heart Belongs to Daddy
Dangerous Woman (from Dangerous Woman, 2016)
Break Free (from My Everything, 2014)
No Tears Left to Cry (from Sweetener, 2018)

Encore:
Twitter / Sing-A-Long / Thank U, Next Interlude
Thank U, Next (from thank u, next, 2019)

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