Lykke Li Plays the Apollo for 1500 of Her Closest Friends

Words by Erik Izquierdo | Photos by Eddie Pearson

Following the release of her new album, I Never Learn, Lykke Li dropped by the Apollo Theater for an intimate performance with 1500 of her closest friends. As one of only two non-festival performances set on her tour, this rare show caught the singer off guard as she remarked that it had been awhile since she had a seated audience.

Kicking off the show as she did the new album, “I Never Learn”’s raw acoustic riff broke the silence as Lykke’s grungy Western-European band took to the stage. Transitioning into “Love out of Lust,” Lykke made sure to keep fans who have yet to hear the new album engaged before she played her new single, “No Rest for the Wicked.”

“Sorry my new album is such a bummer,” Lykke muttered into the microphone after finishing her new single before asking for the heartbroken attendees to raise their hands for her next song, “Never Gonna Love Again.”

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