Photos: Florence + the Machine, St. Vincent and Lizzo cultivate a night of powerful women at the Moda Center

Lizzo sings out to the Moda Center crowd. The hip-hop singer later mentioned her excitement toward the show being the second installment of her first-ever arena tour. Lizzo opens for Florence + the Machine at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Lizzo and her dancers pump up the Moda Center crowd. Lizzo opens for Florence + the Machine at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

The arena crowd waves hands for Lizzo. Lizzo opens for Florence + the Machine at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Lizzo moves against her backdrop while her dancers kick their feet. Lizzo opens for Florence + the Machine at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Lizzo, her dancers and DJ throw their fists up. Lizzo opens for Florence + the Machine at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Art-rocker St. Vincent greets the Moda Center and takes a moment to recognize the trifecta of “powerful women” performing at the arena. St. Vincent opens for Florence + the Machine at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

St. Vincent sings “Sugarboy.” St. Vincent opens for Florence + the Machine at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Art-rocker St. Vincent displays an impressive arsenal of guitar technique. St. Vincent opens for Florence + the Machine at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

St. Vincent uses a slider to play “Masseduction.” St. Vincent opens for Florence + the Machine at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

St. Vincent focuses on her guitar during “Los Ageless.” St. Vincent opens for Florence + the Machine at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

The band of Florence + the Machine begin to take the stage, beginning the set with “June.” Florence + the Machine brings the “High As Hope” arena tour to the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Florence + the Machine takes the stage made of an intricate working of curved wood and steps. Florence + the Machine brings the “High As Hope” arena tour to the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Frontwoman Florence Welch triumphantly flutters about the stage. Florence + the Machine brings the “High As Hope” arena tour to the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Vocalist Florence Welch sings “Hunger.” Florence + the Machine brings the “High As Hope” arena tour to the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Florence Welch dances around the stage barefoot, breaking away from the mic stand and charming the audience with her energetic whimsy. Florence + the Machine brings the “High As Hope” arena tour to the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Florence Welch sings “Hunger.” Florence + the Machine brings the “High As Hope” arena tour to the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Light beams create a halo around frontwoman Florence Welch. Florence + the Machine brings the “High As Hope” arena tour to the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Florence Welch walks down the stage toward the crowd. Further in to the show, she joined the crowd members to dance. Florence + the Machine brings the “High As Hope” arena tour to the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Florence Welch bounds up the steps of the “High As Hope” Tour’s unusual stage. Florence + the Machine brings the “High As Hope” arena tour to the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Florence Welch looks passionately into the crowd. Florence + the Machine brings the “High As Hope” arena tour to the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

A barefoot Florence Welch dances around stage, encouraging the crowd to clap during “Between Two Lungs.” Florence + the Machine brings the “High As Hope” arena tour to the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Florence Welch returns to her mic stand after an enchanting trek around the stage. Florence + the Machine brings the “High As Hope” arena tour to the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Florence Welch looks out into the arena. Florence + the Machine brings the “High As Hope” arena tour to the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Florence Welch dramatically grabs hold of a keyboard. Florence + the Machine brings the “High As Hope” arena tour to the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. on Sept. 11, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

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