The last time New Zealand singer-songwriter Kimbra visited Los Angeles, tickets were snatched up in a matter of seconds by ticket brokers, leaving many loyal fans out in the cold. This time around, presale tickets were offered to fans and the result was a sold out crowd at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, CA packed with exuberant fans who didn’t have to pay an arm and a leg to watch Kimbra strut her stuff on stage.
Known for her unique outfits, Kimbra came onstage wearing a pink and white dress only to shed the skirt, revealing a purple and blue ostrich-looking skirt that seemed to glitter as she danced across the stage with tambourine in hand.
The 22-year-old’s initial claim to fame in the U.S. was her smash duet with Gotye, “Somebody That I Used To Know.” In a short matter of time, she has built a catalog so strong that it didn’t seem like anyone at the show cared or noticed that she didn’t perform the hit. Her set list included a mix of influences of both young and old, from “Plain Gold Ring,” a cover of Nina Simone’s 1958 classic, to “Warrior,” her collaboration with newcomers Mark Foster (of Foster the People) and A-Trak. Other crowd favorites included “Settle Down” and “Cameo Lover.”
Kimbra plays another show at the Fonda Theatre tonight and continues her tour with stops in San Diego (Oct. 5), Salt Lake City (Oct. 9), and Denver (Oct. 10) before she plays a few dates in Texas and travels to the Midwest and East Coast. Visit kimbramusic her latest tour dates.