Ashnikko & Audrey Nuna Transported Us to Their World at Their Sold Out Show
Ashnikko graced our presence on Friday at Royal Oak Music Theatre with the help of special guest Audrey Nuna, and the show was absolutely sought after by fans and photogs alike.
The show was long since sold out on Royal Oak Music Theatre’s website, causing many people to chase third-party tickets in the process. Statuses on social media were posted in search of an entry in, and that was reflected by the dual lines outside the venue the day of while going through security.
The concert-goers were easy to spot as you were walking up the street. The attire of fans more so echoed that of Movement Detroit, Electric Forest, or anything EDM-based, with legging stirrups, crop tops, bikinis, and glitter — lots of it. That alone, along with the female-dominant audience really gave you some insight to just how hard fans were willing to go for the atmosphere.
While we had not listened to Audrey Nuna before, we sure will be now! She came out with a ferocity we were unprepared for, but were absolutely welcoming toward. Jumping and dancing across the stage with a DJ behind her, she made use of the time she was given, energizing the crowd for what was to come. We guarantee from that performance alone, she gained a slew of new fans who were into her in-your-face attitude with a street-styled swagger.
Her setlist wasn’t uploaded to setlist.fm, and while we uploaded it due to the photographed list we took, many of the songs she played were not on Spotify. Here is what we could find:
Ashnikko was TO DIE FOR during her set. We came to find her like most of her fans, through the song “STUPID” which got heavy rotation on TikTok. Later, we were enveloped by her album ‘DEMIDEVIL,’ which included tracks like “Cry” and “Daisy.” Let it be known that our top track in 2021 on Spotify was “Slumber Party” featuring Princess Nokia.
In a surprise move, many of her biggest songs were frontloaded in the setlist, making room for tracks off ‘WEEDKILLER,’ her newest release, as well as a few from ‘Tantrum’ and ‘Hi, It’s Me.’
She had 2 backup dancers with her to put on quite a show, even letting one of them tie her up during “Slumber Party.” She also invited the packed venue into her world – bringing in that otherworldly feel she gives off while pulling you closer with her wide-eyed gaze. In many ways, she doesn’t sound or move human, but I think that’s by design, creating a more world-building experience with her performance.
Check out the full setlist from the show here: