SZA plays Orpheum in Ybor City, Florida on October 8, 2017.
SZA's 2022 release S.O.S. was a late-in-the-calendar sleeper album of the year that spent eight weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and now the R&B superstar has plans to bring it to Tampa Bay this fall.
The 33-year-old hasn't played a show in Tampa since 2017 when she brought her major label debut CTRL to about 700 fans packed into the since-shuttered Ybor City Orpheum. In our review, Creative Loafing Tampa Bay wrote that "You won’t get to see SZA in a room that small ever again."
Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...