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When Dua Lipa introduced a trio of launch week fan occasions for her new single “Houdini,” happening in London, Los Angeles and Tokyo, she stored the precise places below wraps. However was there ever any doubt the place the LA occasion was going to be?
Lipa invited tons of of her greatest followers to the mysterious Houdini Property within the winding hills of Laurel Canyon Boulevard Tuesday night time to navigate an escape room (match for the well-known illusionist). and the brand new slippery music) and dance the night time away at an open disco occasion.
“Wow, the vitality is loopy!” Dua Lipa informed the raucous crowd as she made her means behind the DJ sales space after 8pm “Did you get an opportunity to go to the escape room? Was it enjoyable?” she requested with a powerful “sure!” “Was it onerous?” she requested, getting a “no!” in return. “Okay, I'll have a phrase with somebody then,” he stated with amusing.
After the hits of Jamiroquai, Grace Jones, Human League and, after all, Lipa herself, now we have lastly reached the observe of the hour. “Do you wish to hear the music? Okay, let's do it! Let's dance!”
Lipa pressed a button to launch “Houdini” — “I play DJ,” she laughed — and kicked the occasion into overdrive as she danced and sang alongside to the only that kicks off her post-Future Nostalgia was
In line with early numbers reported to Luminate, “Houdini” attracted 14 million viewers impressions throughout all codecs in its first 4 full days (November 10-13) and can debut on the Radio Songs chart (dated November 25 , which displays airplay Nov. 10-16), maybe within the prime half of the chart, with pop airplay and grownup pop main the way in which. It may very well be Dua's highest Radio Songs debut, beforehand established when she barbie soundtrack reduce “Dance the Night time” began at No. 28 in June.
Followers proper subsequent to the DJ sales space handed their telephones to Lipa so she might shoot selfie movies and images with the music, and when “Houdini” ended, Lipa agreed to a fan request for a repeat spin. “Come again once more? Come on, f-we!”
When the second spherical ended, Lipa joked that she gained't be leaving the property simply but. “You guys are the very best, thanks very a lot! I need you to remain, get pleasure from your time, those that don't, strive the escape room. I'm going to take a bit of stroll. I'm going to go see this scary place.”
True to her phrase, the pop star appeared within the escape room, providing a magical shock to the fortunate followers inside.
Dua Lipa's fan occasion in London was held on the English Nationwide Ballet on Thursday, the place the “Houdini” music video was filmed. She gave followers a sneak peek on the visible earlier than its official launch. The following occasion is in Tokyo, and followers may signal as much as attend there.
-Further reporting by Gary Belief