[MUSIC NEWS] LIZZO Announces Australian Tour
4 x GRAMMY Award-winner, Emmy Award-winner, songwriter, rapper, flautist and singer Lizzo, will bring The Special Tour 2023 to Australia this July for a series of headline shows. Special guest on all shows is Tkay Maidza.
The tour commences at Perth’s RAC Arena on July 14, followed by Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne on July 17, concluding at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on July 23.
American Express Pre-sale runs from 11am on Friday March 24 until Tuesday March 28 at 11am. The Live Nation Pre-sale commences Tuesday March 28 at 12pm, concluding Wednesday March 29 at 10am.
General public tickets go on sale on Wednesday March 29, from 11am. All times are local.
Every once in a while, an artist changes not only music, but culture as well. Lizzo has done both, shifting the sound, soul, and spirit of popular music and culture with a series of definitive history-making smashes. Along the way, she has collected numerous awards, topped the Billboard Hot 100 at #1 twice, picked up over a dozen gold and platinum certifications, sold out tours, and appeared in blockbuster films.
Lizzo’s hugely adored second full-length offering Special is her biggest, boldest, and brightest revolution thus far: bursting with chunky disco-funk beats designed to make you move. Special‘s spirited, charismatic anthems are her most adventurous yet. The album saw Lizzo receive 4 nominations at the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards recently, with monumental lead single About Damn Time taking out the coveted title of Record Of The Year.
Hailed by Rolling Stone as “the most unabashedly joyous, sonically diverse, and emotionally profound album put out by a major label since Beyonce’s Lemonade,” Lizzo’s SPECIAL debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 album chart, and #1 on the Pop Albums chart.
Lizzo first took over with her 2019 debut album, CUZ I LOVE YOU. It bowed at #4 on the Billboard Top 200, reached platinum status, graced countless critical year-end lists, and spawned “Tempo” [feat. Missy Elliott] (platinum), “Juice” (2x-platinum), “Good As Hell” (4x-platinum), and “Truth Hurts” (9x-platinum).
“Truth Hurts” raced to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and dominated the chart for seven weeks, making history as “the longest running #1 by a solo female rap artist ever.” Speaking to its impact, Rolling Stone even touted it among its coveted “500 Greatest Songs Of All Time.”
At the GRAMMY® Awards, “Truth Hurts” took home “Best Pop Solo Performance,” CUZ I LOVE (Deluxe) scored “Best Urban Contemporary Album,” and “Jerome” walked away with “Best Traditional R&B Performance.”
TIME Magazine and Entertainment Weekly crowned Lizzo “Entertainer of the Year” in 2019, and she adorned the covers of Rolling Stone, Billboard, Elle, British Vogue, and more as well as gracing Barack Obama’s Playlist. CBS Sunday Morning chronicled her career in a special. Turning heads, she notably lit up the American Music Awards, MTV VMA, BET Awards, and SNL with unforgettable performances. She maintained this momentum on 2021’s gold-certified “Rumors” [feat. Cardi B].
Expanding her imprint and influence across media, Lizzo lent her voice to the animated UglyDolls and accompanied Jennifer Lopez on the big screen in Hustlers. She joined forces with Amazon Prime to launch #1 Prime Reality TV show Watch Out For the Big Grrrls. Championing diversity, the show follows her search for new backup dancers, inviting 10 plus-sized talents to compete for a place on her world tour. She has also linked up with Fabletics for her own activewear line, Yitty, inclusive of plus-sized body types.
THE SPECIAL TOUR 2023
With special guest Tkay Maidza
RAC ARENA, PERTH FRIDAY JULY 14
ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE MONDAY JULY 17
QUDOS BANK ARENA, SYDNEY SUNDAY JULY 23
American Express Pre-sale runs Friday March 24, 11am – Tuesday March 28, 11am
Live Nation Pre-sale runs Tuesday March 28, 12pm – Wednesday March 29, 10am
General Public On-sale: Wednesday March 29, from 11am
ALL TIMES LOCAL
For complete tour, ticket and VIP Experience information, go to www.livenation.com.au