#MusicMonday: #1 Spotify Artist Khalid Brings His Free Spirit World Tour to Texas

by Aki Wada on July 22, 2019 in Entertainment, Music, Dallas/Fort Worth,

Lucky Dallas, San Antonio and Houston!

Those were the three Texas cities with stops on Khalid’s arena world tour. Celebrating his chart-topping “Free Spirit” album, the tour takes the on-fire 21-year-old singer across the U.S. and Canada before heading through Europe to Australia and New Zealand.

We caught up with this still humble, artistic Texas transplant (an Army brat, his family moved to El Paso when he was in high school) at the American Airlines Center in Dallas July 14. Here are some of our favorite shots from an emotional night where both performer and audience shared an unforgettable experience.

For a month this spring, right after he released his second album “Free Spirit,” Texas artist Khalid Robinson held the No. 1 spot on Spotify.
Photo Aki Wada
Khalid is currently on a nationwide arena tour, which has played three dates in Texas. His single “Talk” recently became the genre-crossing artist’s first song to top a radio chart — Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. Photo Aki Wada
On his Free Spirit World Tour, American Airlines Center in Dallas was Khalid’s first stop in Texas. From Dallas, he headed to San Antonio and Houston before heading across the United States and Canada to Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Photo Aki Wada
Adding to Khalid’s rise in popularity, Kylie Jenner played his song “Location” through a Snapchat story, where it was heard by her millions of followers. Photo Aki Wada
Khalid has collaborated with artists from pop-rock icon Elton John to Marshmello and H.E.R. Photo Aki Wada
Fans flock to Khalid on social media: over 7 million follow him on Instagram, 3.6 million on Twitter, and 56 million have listened to his songs on Spotify in the past month. Photo Aki Wada

Cover photo Aki Wada
Aki Wada is a Dallas-based photographer. Follow him on Facebook and Instagram.