ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 14: LP performs onstage at City National Grove of Anaheim on November 14, 2020 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

In the heart of Washington, D.C., a crescendo of anticipation is building as the celebrated musician and LGBTQ+ advocate, Laura Pergolizzi — known as LP — prepares to grace The Anthem tonight, November 7, with their electrifying presence. This remarkable evening promises a harmonious blend of music and advocacy, encapsulating a unique energy that only LP can provide.

With a musical journey that has spanned more than two decades, LP has risen to global acclaim, particularly with their 2015 hit Lost on You, which soared to the top of charts around the world, and even earned them a Grammy nomination. But there’s more to LP than just the music; their charismatic presence and unwavering commitment to LGBTQ+ advocacy have made them a beloved figure in the hearts of fans and the LGBTQ+ community.

STUTTGART, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 19: Laura Pergolizzi known as LP performs live at the Jazzopen 2021 at Altes Schloss on September 19, 2021 in Stuttgart, Germany. (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images for MasterCard)

LP’s message extends beyond the lyrics; it’s a powerful testament to using one’s platform for positive change. And LP has embraced this responsibility with open arms, channeling their passion into advocating for LGBTQ+ rights, ensuring that the voices of marginalized communities are amplified.

“I believe in people. I think when you come up to me, my energy says just that. I’m about love and connection with people through that and I don’t really have time for a bunch of dudes that think they own the land or people or anything. … You don’t own s—,” LP shared in an interview with WTOP’s entertainment reporter, Jason Fraley.

As we look forward to their upcoming performance at The Anthem, LP’s excitement is palpable. “We’re playing that whole album, which feels really good,” LP told WTOP. “There’s just a freshness, like a freedom to it somehow. There’s always kind of a looking within vibe, but this one in particular it feels more so than usual, but there’s also something really easy about it. I mean, it’s the first record I’ve ever written single. … You’ll definitely hear some Lost on You for sure, but we’re rotating in all kinds of songs. … I sprinkle in the hits.”

US singer Laura Pergolizzi, known as LP, performs at the Iconica festival in Sevilla on July 15, 2023. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP)

LP’s impact goes beyond the stage. Their presence as an openly LGBTQ+ artist serves as a beacon of hope for the LGBTQ+ community worldwide. Recognition has followed LP’s unwavering commitment to advocacy, with the prestigious GLAAD Stephen F. Kolzak Award in 2017, celebrating their dedication to the LGBTQ+ cause.

LP’s live performance at The Anthem promises a night to remember, where their musical brilliance and magnetic stage presence will unite hearts and souls in celebration of the power of music and advocacy.

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