Ariana Grande took to Twitter today (Aug. 8) to announce a performance series titled “American Express x Ariana Grande: The Sweetener Sessions” in support of her upcoming album. Grande will treat fans to three exclusive performances at small venues in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles following the release of Sweetener, with the first event taking place at New York City’s Irving Plaza after the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 20. Grande will then perform at The Vic in Chicago, Ill. on Aug. 22, and at Los Angeles’ Ace Theater on Aug. 25.
Grande embraced a more uncompromising vision with her third album Dangerous Woman. With People noting that the record “celebrates feminine might,” Entertainment Weekly praised Grande for “having something meaningful to say with that jaw-dropping voice — one of the most exquisite in pop today.” Grande wrapped up her widely lauded Dangerous Woman Tour in support of the album last year, performing 85 arena shows worldwide. Prior to the arrival of Sweetener, her recent single ‘No Tears Left To Cry’ debuted at #1 on iTunes in 88 countries worldwide.
Tickets will be available exclusively to American Express Card members beginning on Thursday.