SZA’s concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City was a star-studded affair on Saturday night. The SOS singer brought out Phoebe Bridgers to perform their collaboration, “Ghost in the Machine” together for the first time live. She always welcomed hometown rapper Cardi B to the stage, who performed her song, “I Do.”
“Ghost in the Machine” is featured on the tracklist for SZA’s latest album, SOS. SZA spoke about working with Bridgers before it dropped during an interview with Hot 97. “I don’t think it’s going to sound how people think it’s going to sound,” SZA said at the time. “It’s super alternative and just strange, so we’ll see.” Bridgers is set to embark on her own tour alongside her Boygenius partners Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus over the summer. Their debut studio album, The Record, is releasing later this month.
SZA Performing In 2022
SZA’s North American tour kicked off in Columbus, Ohio, last month. She’ll be performing in Atlanta, Georgia at State Farm Arena next Tuesday night. Then she’ll have several more stops to make before wrapping up in Inglewood, California at the end of the month.
Speaking with Rolling Stone ahead of the tour, she expressed her excitement to get back on the road. “I just wanna give them the craziest experience they could ever have and play whatever they want. Whether it’s unreleased songs that they thought they heard on the internet, or their favorite album cuts or fucking deep cuts from 2012, I don’t care,” she said. “I just wanna give them what they deserve and make it beautiful. That’s my biggest goal, and I’m really excited and there’s nothing I enjoy more than being on stage and performing.”
SZA’s SOS has seen historic commercial success since releasing back in December 2022. The album earned ten non-consecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200. It’s also the longest-running number-one female album of the decade.
SZA With Phoebe Bridgers & Cardi B In NYC