The star will also be heading to Byron Bay in July for her debut (and headlining) Splendour in the Grass performance.
Straight off the back of being announced as a Splendour in the Grass headliner, four times GRAMMY Award-winner, Emmy Award-winner, songwriter, rapper, flautist and singer Lizzo has now announced she’ll be bringing The Special Tour 2023 to Australia and New Zealand this July for a series of headline shows.
The tour commences at Perth’s RAC Arena on July 14, followed by Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne on July 17, Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on July 23 and concluding at Auckland’s Spark Arena on Wednesday July 26 with special guest Tkay Maidza appearing for all shows.
Lizzo The Special Tour 2023 Australian Dates
RAC ARENA, PERTH
FRIDAY JULY 14
ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE
MONDAY JULY 17
QUDOS BANK ARENA, SYDNEY
SUNDAY JULY 23
SPARK ARENA, AUCKLAND
WEDNESDAY JULY 26
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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.”