In full promotional swing for her upcoming album, Point of No Return, the ever-sassy Keyshia Cole rolled into New York City’s Irving Plaza on Tuesday (July 29) for her Point of No Return Tour. During her show, she treated fans to a good deal of her new material while also giving them the old hits they’ve come to know and love. Though it was a rather small venue for an artist who’s gained Keyshia’s level of fame, she still worked hard to put on a show for the fans in attendance.
Repping hard for her home state of California, the singer started the show of in an all-black ensemble of a Cali fitted, high-waisted short shorts and crop top while draped in a leather baseball jersey with “Point Of No Return” on the back. The swagger she brought to the outfit was fitting as she and her similarly dressed dancers knocked out a few new songs, including “Heat of Passion,” “Ni**as Like You” and “Rick James,” before giving the fans something familiar with “I Changed My Mind.”
The show’s first few minutes pretty much dictated the night, with Keyshia doling out new tracks from Point of No Return (including new single “She” and album track “Believer”) alongside well-known hits like “Love” and “Shoulda Let You Go” amid quite a few costume changes throughout her hour-long set.
While Keyshia’s performance at Irving Plaza wasn’t exactly a life-changing affair, it was obvious that she was giving her all on the stage, with Keyshia at one point stopping a song and restarting because she was “tripping” on all the love she was getting from the crowd. And that’s why her fans come to see her, because at the end of the day, you can always expect to get an honest, emotional performance from the singer no matter the venue.