Rema recently wrapped up his North America II tour, which spanned 18 unforgettable shows across the USA and Canada.
This tour was a whirlwind of musical magnificence, igniting at the Broccoli Music Festival in Washington DC on July 15th and culminating in epic energy at The Wiltern Theatre in California on August 17th.
In this article, we look at 5 electrifying highlights of Rema’s just concluded North American II Tour.
1. Guest Acts
Rema announced Victony and Mavin Records label mate Crayon as special guest acts for his North American Tour, and they sure didn’t disappoint. Crayon off the back of the buzz of his recently released debut album which dropped during the tour delivered exhilarating performances.
But that’s not all! Rema and Victony also teamed up for something truly epic. They delivered enthralling performances of “Soweto” remix on stage. Can you imagine the excitement in the air? It was a memorable moment that had the entire audience on their feet, singing along and grooving to the beat.
2. Atlanta Episode
Amidst the glow of success, a dramatic twist unfolded during the Atlanta stop of the tour. As we reported earlier, Rema decided to pull the plug on the Atlanta show due to technical glitches and what he perceived as a disregard for his fans and Afrobeats music. While we await the promised updates regarding refunds or a potential rescheduling, we remain optimistic about receiving news in the forthcoming days.
3. Surprise Acts
Rema appears to have mastered the art of keeping fans on the edge of their seats, delivering surprise guest appearances that left jaws dropped and excitement ignited. While Victony and Crayon had already been announced during the tour’s promotional buildup, it seemed as though Rema had revealed all the cards under his sleeve. That fortunately wasn’t the case. During the Houston tour stop, the crowd was left in awe as Davido himself took the stage. Toronto also witnessed an explosion with Rema bringing out rapper Polo G and iconic Afrobeats veteran KCee.
4. Lollapalooza Magic
Rema was one of the three Afrobeats representatives at the Lollapalooza Festival, and he did not disappoint. The crowd was spellbound by his showmanship, and then came the icing on the cake: The Rave Lorde’s Afro-infused rendition of Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies.” The crowd roared, and the spotlight beamed on Rema’s creative genius and dynamic stage presence.
5. Star-studded Backstage Action
Throughout the tour, Rema had been captured backstage alongside notable figures such as Davido, KCee, and Polo G. However, the tour’s ultimate crescendo occurred at The Wiltern Theatre in California, where the final stop brought together an array of superstars backstage. Among them, the “Calm Down” hitmaker was spotted backstage with likes of Justine Skye, Hailey Bieber, Damson Idris, Lori Harvey, Lil Nas X, and Coi Leray, amongst a host of other luminaries.
Moving from city to city, the Rave Lorde and his team delivered a consistent stream of impressive performances that set the bar for Afrobeats live performances remarkably high. These shows weren’t just about music; they created immersive experiences that left fans wanting more. This chapter stands as a monument to his meteoric rise. The spotlight is on, and the Rave Lorde is shining brighter than ever before.