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Halsey: Eventim Apollo, London, W6

Lisa Verrico, The Times, 24 September 2018

DESPITE UNRELENTING RAIN, fans had queued outside the Hammersmith Apollo since the morning for the first of Halsey’s two sold-out shows at the west London venue. Their dedication was as obvious inside. The Apollo sizzled with excitement even before the New Jersey singer appeared atop five huge video-screen steps. For 90 minutes the crowd — teenagers and twentysomethings, overwhelmingly female — howled back every lyric as though their lives depended on it.

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