Masego brought the Lady, Lady Tour to a sold out Masquerade Heaven in Atlanta, GA. With a show taking place on Halloween night, it was only right that Masego came dressed in his costume: The Black Panther. VanJess is accompanying Masego on this tour and this duo is the perfect complement to Masegos’ musical aesthetic. VanJess perform in a manner, so in sync with each other, that it’s hard to tell when one voice ends and the other begins. VanJess create perfect harmonies with each other that echo throughout the room. Performing songs from their latest album, Silk Canvas, VanJess had the crowd pumped in anticipation of more great music to come.
The Lady, Lady Tour is named in support of Masegos’ album, which came out in September of this year. With international acclaim for this body of work, it’s no wonder that fans were eager to see Masego perform live.
Starting with the last song on the Lady, Lady album, “Tadow,” Masego walked out playing his saxophone. Known for his niche in “trap house jazz,” his saxophone makes multiple appearances throughout the night. It’s always great to see a well-planned show, complete with each member on stage receiving a moment to be highlighted. All the members in Masego’s band had a solo, including his two background singers introduced as his queens. With an album exploring Masego’s relationships with women, it was amazing hearing two women accompanying his vocals. Effortlessly showing his instrumental musical prowess, Masego donned his Black Panther mask and proceeded to create a beat from scratch during the middle of his set. This really got the crowd excited and had everyone dancing, from the floor to the balconies. Masego’s energy was tangible as he owned the stage and got into his element. At the end of the set, Masego and his keyboardist had a surprise battle of the saxophones which had fans begging for an encore. Masego obliged and performed one last song before signing off for the night.