Lily Allen performs first headline show in four years

Lilly Allen

Lilly Allen

Lily Allen performed her first headline gig in four years at Shepherd's Bush Empire last night (28.04.14) before heading to an after-party.

Lily Allen performed her first headline gig in four years at Shepherd's Bush Empire last night (28.04.14).

The 'Hard Out Here' singer took to the stage at the London venue after a hiatus to celebrate the release of her new album 'Sheezus' and treated the audience to a number of songs from the record.

The 28-year-old star opened the show with the album's title track, which namechecks a number of her fellow female pop stars, including Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Beyonce, and she was joined on stage by a group of twerking back-up dancers wearing tiny shorts.

The star then launched into 'As Long As I Got You' and praised her husband Sam Cooper, singing: "Staying at home is better than sticking things up my nose," making reference to drugs, and she later pointed at him in the audience for not paying enough attention and shouted: "Oi! It's my first big gig for ages!"

Lily went on to perform 'URL Badman' featuring lyrics about internet trolls and new single 'Our Time' about girls making the most of their weekends.

The singer then treated fans to her recent hit 'Air Balloon' and closed the show with her hit track 'Not Fair'.

She then made her way to an after-party with Red Bull Zero at Loft Studio in London and partied with actress Jamie Winstone, Jasmine Guinness, Mary Charteris, Miquita Oliver, Gawain Rainey and her dad Keith Allen.

Although it was a "family affair", the star spent most of the night dancing and grinding and even jumped on top of the decks wearing a pair of LED Buffalo trainers.

She later posted a photograph of herself on the decks on Twitter and wrote: "thanks @redbulluk #zero for throwing me a great party, I don't remember this but I was, indeed dancing on tables (sic)"

Lily Allen

Chart-topping sunny pop, often with a melancholy lyrical undertone or some caustic social comment, from one of the UK's most idiosyncratic stars.


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