It’s finally here: Kehlani’s Sweet Sexy Savage World Tour! With so much anticipation after the release of her album, loyal fans have been anxiously awaiting a show from the Bay Area’s R&B princess. With two shows in Santa Cruz and a show at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, the East Bay will get their Bae-lani fix this Friday night in Berkeley. On tour for the album, Sweet Sexy Savage, which came out earlier this year, Kehlani pours her heart and soul into the project’s seventeen tracks. She samples Aaliyah and New Edition — to name a few — and tells encounters of life and love in her lyrics. Through sassy, sultry, and seductive tones of R&B and neo-soul, the 22-year-old artist gives fans insight into her life — which happens to be remarkably relatable. Originally from Oakland, this close-to-home performance from Kehlani will surely be a special one.
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