Lizzo Has Just Announced a Slate of Good As Hell Arena Shows for Her 2023 Trip Down Under
As well as playing Splendour in the Grass, the rapper, singer and flautist will hit Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland.
March 22, 2023
The full 2023 Splendour in the Grass lineup isn't here just yet, but the festival's only announced headliner so far is planning a decent stay Down Under around her trip to Byron Bay. Whether you know that you can't make it to the annual fest or you're just keen to see the 'Tempo', 'Juice', 'Truth Hurts' and 'Rumors' singer more than once, Lizzo has just announced four arena shows in Australia and New Zealand this winter.
Here's some news that's as good as hell: Lizzo will play Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland in July, with dates both before and after her Splendour stint. Given that she's set to take to the Qudos Bank Arena stage in the Harbour City on Sunday, July 23, she clearly won't be doing the same in Byron the same night — so, if you're headed to North Byron Bay Parklands, you'll be seeing the songwriter, singer and flautist (and Grammy- and Emmy-winner, too) on either the Friday or Saturday.
Back to the solo show: it's tied to Lizzo's 2022 album Special, including, of course, Grammy Record of the Year-winning single 'About Damn Time'. But attendees can expect to hear hits from 2019's CUZ I LOVE YOU as well — and an overall set filled with dance-ready beats.
Joining Lizzo on all shows as a special guest is Tkay Maidza, which means two must-see talents for the price of one.
While a Lizzo tour is always a welcome announcement, fans in Brisbane will note the usual Splendour setup — that is, when someone plays the fest and does their own gigs around it, Brissie is considered close enough to Byron to not warrant a separate stop.
And if you're somewhere other than Auckland in Aotearoa, you'll need to head there as that's her only NZ concert.
LIZZO — THE SPECIAL TOUR 2023:
Friday, July 14 — RAC Arena, Perth
Monday, July 17 — Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Sunday, July 23 — Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Wednesday, July 26 — Spark Arena, Auckland
Lizzo will tour Australia and New Zealand in July 2023. The American Express presale runs from 11am Friday, March 24–11am Tuesday, March 28, followed by the Live Nation presale from 12pm Tuesday, March 28–10am Wednesday, March 29 — and general sales from 11am Wednesday, March 29 — with all times local. For further details, head to the tour website.
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