Review: Future returns to Edmonton for the Nobody Safe Tour
Edmonton, AB – On June 7, Future made his return to Rogers Place in support of his headlining Nobody Safe Tour featuring A$AP Ferg, Tory Lanez and
Migos. Future’s name in hip-hop has only risen since his last performance in Edmonton (Drake’s Summer Sixteen tour) – with two back-to-back #1 albums (HNDRXX and Future) under his belt earlier this year.
Harlem’s own A$AP Ferg set it off with a lively performance which included some of his newer joints from his latest album Always Strive and Prosper and of course he killed fan favourites “Work REMIX” and “Shabba.” Fans were still filing inside Rogers Place during Ferg’s set, so many (including myself) missed the first half. He deserved more, Ferg is guaranteed to be turnt every time
Next up was Tory Lanez who, like Future, returned to Edmonton for the second time this year. Tory has come a long way, since his [sold out] appearance at Union Hall last fall on his own I Told You Tour. To go from a small concert venues to touring with one of the hottest rappers in the game, in mere months, speaks volumes for Tory’s success.
While his set did seem a little rushed, our Brampton-born showstopper still did enough to win the crowd prior to Future’s set. Running through lively renditions of “Luv”, “Controlla”, “Diego” and “Litty.” What can I say? The ladies of Tory and the boys love to pretend that they don’t want to be exactly like him.
Sadly Migos was missing in action, backing out just hours before showtime for circumstances that remain unknown. Naturally, people were salty about. Lets move on.
Future had some big shoes to fill since Summer Sixteen. Could he hold his own headlining show inside Rogers Place? The answer is absolutely! Opening with “Draco” Future took us through a 30-song set, filled with a bomb light show, dancers and kept the energy at 100 from beginning to end.
I’ve said this before about other headliners I’ve covered, but I completely underestimated how many hits Future has had throughout his career. When you hear them all live at one time, it’s impossible not to get hype. “Same Damn Time”, “Turn Out The Lights”, “Move That Dope”, “Stick Talk”, “Commas”, “Wicked”, the list went on and on and not a single person was sitting in their seat. Even for the more mellow joints like “Low Life” and “Used to This”, Future had a way of presenting them to keep the party going.
A$AP Ferg returned to the stage to assist Future on “New Level”. This was a big highlight and the crowd reception was much deserved as so many had missed Ferg’s set earlier that evening. Future closed his set with the much anticipated “Mask Off” before descending underneath the stage.
While ticket sales for the Edmonton stop were less than glamorous, it certainly didn’t stop Future from turning Rogers Place all the way up. The love for Hendrix is real and those who didn’t come through missed one hell of a show.
Photos Courtesy of Rogers Place
Written by Rosa Jason for HipHopCanada
Twitter: @1future | @ASAPferg | @torylanez