Ariana Grande’s Sweetener Tour Opens With a Mac Miller Tribute

Ariana Grande. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande’s 80-date Sweetener tour began on Monday night in Albany, and the show starts with a subtle Mac Miller tribute. Between opening acts Normani and Social House and Grande taking the stage, Mac Miller’s 2016 song “Dang!” played in Grande’s preshow soundtrack. (Preshow soundtracks are typically selected by the headliner.) Grande dated Miller, who died in September from an overdose, for about two years. He was 26.

Per Us Weekly, Grande’s tour set list includes “Raindrops (an Angel Cried),” “God Is a Woman,” “Bad Idea,” “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored,” “R.E.M,” “Be Alright,” “Sweetener,” “Successful,” “Side to Side,” “Bloodline,” “7 Rings,” “Love Me Harder,” “Breathin,” “Needy,” “Fake Smile,” “Make Up,” “Right There,” “You’ll Never Know,” “Break Your Heart Right Back,” “NASA,” “Goodnight N Go,” “Everytime,” “One Last Time,” “The Light Is Coming,” “Into You,” “Dangerous Woman,” “Break Free,” “No Tears Left to Cry,” and “Thank U, Next.” During a sound check on Monday she said “Ghostin” and “Imagine” were left off the list because they were “too heavy.”

Ari’s next big stop on her Sweetener tour will come next month when she headlines Coachella as the weekend’s closing act. (She also attended the festival last year with Miller, and did a surprise guest performance during Kygo’s set.) It’s not yet known if she’ll have a completely different one-off show for the desert festivities, Beychella style, or do a version of what fans experienced opening night. Stay tuned!

Ariana’s Sweetener Tour Opens With a Mac Miller Tribute