Watch Ariana Grande kick off first night of the ‘Sweetener’ world tour in New York

It's looking mighty impressive...

Ariana Grande began her ‘Sweetener’ world tour last night with an arena spectacular that spanned her entire career. Check out photos, footage and the setlist below.

Performing at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York, the singer kicked the show off with ‘Raindrops (An Angel Cried)’, before seguing straight into ‘God Is A Woman’.

The show then headed straight into tunes from her latest record ‘Thank U Next’ – with a performance of ‘Bad Idea’ being immediately followed by ‘Break Up With Your Girlfriend I’m Bored.’


While the show largely flittered between the two albums there was also room for older cuts too, as Ariana performed the likes of ‘One Last Time’, 2013’s ‘Right There’, ‘Into You’ and ‘Dangerous Woman.’

And as the first night of the tour drew to a close, it was arguably her two biggest hits of the last year that closed the show – with ‘No Tears Left To Cry’ being immediately followed by an encore of ‘Thank U, Next.’

Posting on Twitter after the show, Ariana wrote: “i really dunno what to say yet. for now, thank you will suffice. a dream come true typeeaa night. i love you. so much. thank you.”


She added: “Mhmm my mind is all over the place and v emotional. thank u. i don’t know what i’m posting rn tbh. at all. i’ll hit u tomorrow bc…. tonight was too much. thank you thank you thank you. i love you. ”

Ariana will now tour the whole of North America – before the ‘Sweetener’ tour heads to Europe later this year.

As well as headlining Manchester Pride this year, Grande will be supporting her acclaimed 2018 album ‘Sweetener‘ with a long run of dates kicking off in London in August and ending in Zurich in December.

Ariana Grande played

Raindrops (An Angel Cried)
God Is a Woman
Bad Idea
Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored
Be Alright
Side to Side
7 Rings
Love Me Harder
Fake Smile
Make Up
Right There

You’ll Never Know
Break Your Heart Right Back
Goodnight n Go
In My Head
One Last Time
The Light Is Coming
Into You
Dangerous Woman
Break Free
No Tears Left to Cry
Thank U, Next