Photos: Grace Jones, CHVRCHES at the Hollywood Bowl

Grace Jones at the Hollywood Bowl (Photo by Stevo Rood / ARood Photo)

Disco star, actor and model Grace Jones returned to the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday night to render the drudgery of the pandemic a distant memory — she owned the stage, ecstatic to be performing for an audience. For a time she prowled the stage in heels while spinning a hula hoop, while singing at the same time.

Jones’ 10-song set ended with “Slave to the Rhythm,” featuring a conga line with audience members from the front row (including Janelle Monae).

Scottish pop band CHVRCHES preceded Jones, with charismatic singer Lauren Mayberry in fine form and clearly happy to be co-headlining the Bowl with Jones. Back by dazzling visuals, they held forth for more than an hour, with almost half their set devoted to songs from their latest album, “Screen Violence.”

Belgium’s Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul opened the night.

Photos by Stevo Rood / ARood Photo