In a 2014 interview, Charli XCX spoke about feeling overwhelmed on her virgin trek to the United States. "I went to Los Angeles the first time, and I felt small because it was so big," she said. "It was such a new world for me."

In a 2014 interview, Charli XCX spoke about feeling overwhelmed on her virgin trek to the United States. "I went to Los Angeles the first time, and I felt small because it was so big," she said. "It was such a new world for me."

On the British electropop singer's third full-length album, Sucker, from 2014, the musician maintains this sense of wonder - "Electric lights blow my mind," she sings on digital banger "Break the Rules"- even as her confidence grows as fast as the Grinch's heart. On "London Queen," for one, Charli phones her mother from Hollywood to inform her she won't be returning to England until she "can fill the shack up with all gold plaques." The remainder of the album, which is built on brash radio-ready singles like "Boom Clap," sounds genetically engineered to speed this process.

While Charli tends to leap into her music like a cheerleader directing activities at a high school pep rally, tourmate Bleachers, a.k.a. Jack Antonoff of fun., comes on like the introverted art student on his solo debut, Strange Desire, also from 2014. "I'm standing on the overpass screaming at myself," he sings on "I Want to Get Better." Though his words are often directed inwards, the music beams outward, with Antonoff constructing anthemic, synth-rock tunes one could imagine playing as the credits roll on a mid-80s John Hughes film.

Borns opens the show.