Santigold made her triumphant return to Phoenix on Monday, March 28, 2016 as part of the 99 Cent tour. Santi last came to the Valley in 2012, performing a sold out show at Crescent Ballroom. Much like the previous show, this year’s Marquee Theatre concert was phenomenal.
Although many fans would prefer to see Santigold perform in an intimate venue like Crescent Ballroom, the large space at Marquee worked out. The 99 Cent tour features tons of visuals, which were a great fit for the Marquee stage.
The show included lots of fan favorites from Santigold’s first two albums, as well as a great selection of songs from the new album.
Even though it was a Monday night, Marquee Theatre sprung to life and was packed wall to wall with a hot, sweaty audience who danced incessantly.
Santigold’s backup dancers were one of the highlights of the show. The duo stood on either side of Santi and moved in unison, often including some great and innovative dance moves.
Like the Crescent show, Santi invited the crowd to join her for “Creator.” This created wonderful chaos at Crescent, because it was difficult to get everybody off stage. Security promptly urged the audience to leave the stage at Marquee, but that was no bother, because plenty more dancing was to be had to songs like “Go!” and “Brooklyn Go Hard.”