In this Dream Tour segment, the singer-songwriter, ILIRA, reveals who she would want on her ultimate tour lineup. You can check out her picks and listen to her newest single, GET OFF MY D!CK, after the break.
If there was a way to bring back a dead icon for my tour line up, it would be a dream come true to share a stage with Kurt Cobain. I wasn’t even born yet when he passed away, but eventually, I studied his artistry, analyzing his songs and videos. Well ahead of his time, he was outspoken on racism, gay rights, and sexism. Kurt had an unparalleled stage presence that appealed to different worlds; a lot of pop artists like myself are heavily influenced by him. It would’ve been a dream to kick off the tour with him.
My undying appreciation for Rihanna makes her the next artist for my tour. I have always related to her attitude which is why I’m sure we would get along great. Also, she has an amazing eye for stage aesthetic and managed to turn her fame into a fashion empire — something I’m really excited to explore. Musically, she has released so much work that I’m moved by both emotionally and physically, making her the ideal tour companion for me.
A contrasting third pick would be Britney Spears. Closing the tour with a throwback performance of “Hit Me Baby One More Time“ would be an absolute highlight. I’ve looked up to Britney my whole life, and always told myself: “If Britney can make it through 2008, then there’s nothing that can bring me down.“ I’m sure she’d be killing it on stage, and that she’d have golden advice for me backstage.