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Chicago artist Saba brings 'Back Home Tour' to Dallas, ignites packed House of Blues crowd

Jalyn Smoot

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Chicago independent rapper Saba made a visit to Dallas for his 'Back Home Tour' on Thursday night. His first tour since 2017, the 'Back Home Tour' is a world tour, making stops in both the US and UK.

Saba, who moved from his hometown of Austin to Chicago early in his childhood, brought his newest tour to the illustrious House of Blues, igniting the raucous Dallas crowd along the way.

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Saba performing at his 'Back Home Tour' in DallasIjeoma Onyekwe/justijeoma

To open the show, independent artists Frsh Waters, Amindi, and Femdot made their way to the stage, each offering their own unique vibe during their set.

Frsh Waters, a member of the Chicago rap collective PIVOT Gang founded by Saba, kicked the concert off with an enthusiastic showcase of some of his new singles.

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Frsh Waters performs in Dallas as part of the 'Back Home Tour'Jalyn Smoot/NewsBreak

Frsh Waters dedicated the performance to his aunt, who was in attendance and is a Dallas native, before exiting to make way for trending pop star Amindi.

Amindi, 22, is relatively new to the music scene but has quickly made waves in the industry. Amindi, a California native, released her first EP titled 'nice' last year. Although 'nice' is her only full-length EP, Amindi has been featured on a few noteworthy projects in her young career.

The Inglewood, CA native teamed up with Isaiah Rashad to create the smooth track 'All Herb,' which has been streamed over 6 million times on Spotify. Amindi is also featured on the Season 5 soundtrack for hit HBO comedy Insecure.

During her performance for the 'Back Home Tour,' Amindi showed why she is becoming such a household name so quickly and dazzled in front of the packed Dallas crowd.

After Amindi, Chicago rapper Femdot took the mic for the final opening act of the night.

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Femdot hypes the Dallas crowd at the House of BluesZain Karim/zainkarim_

Femdot was as groovy as they come, captivating the crowd with his stellar wordplay and buttery smooth flow. A late addition to the 'Back Home Tour' after Dreamville artist Lute dropped out for unforeseen reasons, Femdot certainly turned some heads with his fiery performance.

His rap-heavy, emotionally-focused songs were a perfect segway to the main event.

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Saba takes the stage at the House of Blues in DallasCHAYLO/StPolauroid

Saba, who released his third studio album 'Few Good Things' earlier this year, performed a variety of songs from his discography. In addition to performing the trending tracks from his latest album, Saba also played fan favorites from his more senior projects 'Bucket List Project' and 'Care For Me.'

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Saba at the House of Blues DallasJacob Choudhry/jacobchoudhry

As is the case when listening to his albums, the performance by Saba took the packed House of Blues audience through the full range of emotions. His raw, authentic lyrics made for some incredibly heartwarming and transparent moments and the energy he brought to the stage was unrivaled.

After the show, Saba stuck around House of Blues for a bit to take pictures and sign merchandise, including signing the vinyl of NewsBreak reporter Jalyn Smoot.

Next up, Saba will complete the Lone Star stretch of the 'Back Home Tour' with stops in Houston and his hometown of Austin.

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