Lil Nas X began his first-ever tour, the "Long Live Montero" tour, earlier this month, and on Wednesday night (9/21) he wrapped up a pair of NYC shows headlining Radio City Music Hall. Attendees of the shows were greeted with a playbill, which was good foreshadowing of the kind of highly choreographed and theatrical production they were about to witness. It's split into three "Acts," "Rebirth," "Transformation," and "Becoming;" here's more from Chicago Sun Times:
The setlist fit well into this narrative plot. In Act I, we see Lil Nas X reconciling with identity on the vulnerable ballad “Sun Goes Down,” then watching the social media metamorphosis of “Old Town Road” that inked his stardom. By Act II, a more confident character emerges behind the affirming pop punk anthem “That’s What I Want.” As the song ends, the curtain drops, superimposed with the silhouette of Lil Nas X and one of his dancers kissing.
By Act III, there is the shedding of an alter ego to reveal his true self in “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” while he wears a giant pair of butterfly wings (a motif of the tour) to signify the complete transformation. It ends with the song that has become his new identity, “Industry Baby.”