sabrina carpenter

Many people know Sabrina Carpenter for her breakout role as Maya Hart on Disney Channel’s spinoff series Girls Meet World, but tonight (Friday, September 23), here on the Honda Stage at the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles, she’s the must-watch singer-songwriter who has an explosive album on the way.

Ahead of her EVOLution album’s scheduled release on October 14 (via Hollywood Records), Carpenter gave exclusive performances of her new music, as well as old tracks from her debut repertoire, Eyes Wide Open.

Her night opened with an towering performance of “Wildside,” which was succeeded by a smoldering live rendition of “Smoke and Fire.” After flexing her breathy vocals and setting the stage ablaze for the two familiar tunes, Carpenter debuted “Feels Like Loneliness,” a flirty, Pink Panther-esque track embellished with rhythmic finger snaps and flirty lyrics. She also previewed the synth-heavy “Thumbs,” and “Run and Hide,” a raw, guitar-driven track that was written in two hours and was mastered in one take.

In between performances, Carpenter spoke to KIIS FM’s JoJo Wright about her new music, her appropriate evolution for the next album, and why she cowrite every song on the LP.

“I wanted to know the story behind each and everything I was saying,” she said about her decision to have a more active role in the songwriting process. "I wanted to be honest, I wanted it to relate to people, and I wanted it to relate to me because in the end, I’m singing these songs until I’m sick of them.”

In addition to performing her own songs, Carpenter showed off her vocal dexterities and arresting stage presence by covering Beyonce’s Lemonade anthem “Freedom,” and Nick Jonas and Tove Lo’s sultry collaboration “Close.”

Check out her entire setlist below:

“Wildside”

“Smoke and Fire”

“Feels Like Loneliness”

“Freedom” Cover

“Can’t Blame A Girl”

“Run and Hide”

“We’ll Be The Stars”

“Thumbs”

“Close” Cover

“On Purpose”

“Eyes Wide Open”

Immediately after the release of EVOLution, Carpenter will launch its accompanying tour at The Rocketown in Nashville, Tennessee on October 18 . She will hit cities across North America including San Francisco, Toronto, New York, Chicago, and Fort Lauderdale before wrapping up in Charlotte, North Carolina on December 13.

Find her EVOLution itinerary below.

Oct. 18 Nashville, TN Rocketown

Oct. 21 Atlanta, GA The Loft

Oct. 22 San Antonio, TX Studio Theater at The Tobin Center

Oct. 23 Austin, TX 3Ten

Oct. 24 Dallas, TX Trees

Oct. 27 West Hollywood, CA The Roxy

Oct. 29 Santa Barbara, CA Lobero Theatre Oct. 30 San Francisco, CA Slim’s

Nov. 1 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room

Nov. 3 Seattle, WA Neumo’s

Nov. 5 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre

Nov. 7 Denver, CO Bluebird Theatre

Nov. 8 Omaha, NE Slowdown

Nov. 10 Kansas City, MO Record Bar

Nov. 11 Burnsville, MN The Garage

Nov. 13 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe at Old National Center

Nov. 14 Pontiac, MI Pike Room

Nov. 16 Toronto, ON Mod Club

Nov. 17 Buffalo, NY Buffalo Iron Works

Nov. 18 Albany, NY The Hollow

Nov. 19 Deer Park, NY Tanger Outlets at The Arches

Nov. 21 New York, NY Highline Ballroom

Nov. 23 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair

Nov. 25 Freehold, NJ iPlay America

Nov. 26 Baltimore, MD Sound Stage Baltimore

Nov. 27 Philadelphia, PA The Foundry at The Fillmore

Nov. 29 Vienna, VA Jammin Java

Nov. 30 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE

Dec. 2 Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theatre

Dec. 3 Cleveland Heights, OH Grog Shop

Dec. 5 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom

Dec. 6 Chicago, IL Schubas Tavern

Dec. 9 Fort Lauderdale, FL Parker Playhouse

Dec. 10 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre

Dec. 11 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits

Dec. 13 Charlotte, NC McGlohan Theatre at Sprint Square

My very first tour. Can't wait to see you there. #EVOLutiontour Follow @evolutiontour for updates and bts.

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