The Rita Ora show has been cancelled. We received this note from the venue:
The 12/20 Rita Ora show has been cancelled due to illness. Refunds for all tickets purchased from the 12/20 date and the originally scheduled 10/28 date are available at point of purchase. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Jaws dropped in the crowd at Made in America — was that Beyoncé just striding through the masses without a care in the world? No. That wasn’t Destiny’s favorite Child, but her British pop-doppelganger Rita Ora. (Truly weird was seeing the real Bey standing next to Ora and the guy who signed her to Roc Nation, Jay-Z). There are sonic similarities between Beyoncé and Ora: the coolly trembling vocals, the love of complex rhythmic interplay and funky breaks. But Ora’s got a darker streak, one that led her first hit “R.I.P.” to chart-topping success, one that runs like black water through her debut album, Ora. Torrid new tunes such as “Facemelt” and “Uneasy” are coldly distant, in opposition to Ora’s brighter party hits like “Roc the Life.”
Thu., Dec. 20, 8 p.m., $27, the Trocadero, 1003 Arch St., 215-922-6888, thetroc.com.