PHOTOS: Tove Lo @ Royal Oak Music Theatre

On Friday, September 8, Royal Oak Music Theatre was packed to the brim with an enthusiastic and sold out crowd who were eagerly waiting to finally see Tove Lo take the stage. The show was originally scheduled for earlier this year in February, but was rescheduled due to the singer coming down with COVID-19.


From the moment she stepped on stage, Tove Lo had an infectious energy that the crowd automatically reciprocated. She captivated everyone in the room, including us in the photo pit. It’s a heartwarming experience when performers acknowledge their fans because we were all once a dedicated fan pressed up against the barricade who would do anything to get your favorite artist to notice you.


Tove Lo had a fantastic lineup of her hit songs throughout the evening. She opened with “Pineapple Slice” from her latest album, ‘Dirt Femme.’ “Talking Body” had the entire audience screaming along and created an atmosphere of euphoria. She did a stripped down version of “Moments”, a fan-favorite from her first album, so that everyone could catch their breath from jumping around so much.


However, most fans in the audience were patiently waiting for her most popular single to date “Habits (Stay High).” When the first notes came through during her encore, everyone erupted with enthusiasm. Her ability to connect with her audience through her music was a sight to behold and a testament to her talent. Again, seeing an audience and an artist who are engaged during a whole show is always a wonderful sight. She definitely has a special synergy with her fans.


Tove’s performance was nothing short of incredible and we highly recommend going to check her out on the rest of her rescheduled dates or on her next tour.



Sam Nork is a Concert Photographer with a passion for capturing and illustrating the musical experience. She’s covered multiple dates across the U.S. for select outlets and has photographed major market acts like Blink-182, Jimmy Eat World, My Chemical Romance, and more. She also has served as an additional cinematographer on the 2020 documentary ‘You Cannot Kill David Arquette.’ Learn more at

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