Macklemore, TLC, Akon headline Fridayz Live for epic Australian RnB tour
05.08.2022

Macklemore, TLC, Akon headline Fridayz Live for epic Australian RnB tour

Fridayz Live is one of the biggest RnB lineups to hit Australia in years, and it's coming to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in November.

Same vibe, new name. RNB Fridays presents: Fridayz Live with Macklemore, TLC, Akon and many more. Ready to bring Australia’s greatest touring concert in the Southern Hemisphere once again to fans across the country. After a two-year hiatus, they evolve as Fridayz Live for their fifth instalment, featuring 10 of the biggest names performing hip-hop, RNB and party hits from the 90s to now. Save the date, assemble your crew, and picture yourself partying to endless bangers live in the flesh this November.

Fridayz Live will hit Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney for one night only this November.

Keep up with the latest music news, releases and interviews here.

Fridayz Live 2022 November lineup

Macklemore
TLC
Akon
Craig David
Ashanti
Shaggy
Jay Sean
Dru Hill
Lumidee
Havana Brown
Resident Dj Yo! Mafia
Hosted By Abbie Chatfield & Fatman Scoop

Fridayz Live Australian tour dates and venues

Friday 4 November
Rod Laver Arena | Melbourne
On sale: Friday 12 August (11am local time)

Saturday 5 November
HBF Park | Perth, WA
On sale: Friday 12 August (11am local time)

Sunday 6 November
Adelaide Entertainment Centre Arena | Adelaide, SA
On sale: Friday 12 August (11am local time)

Friday 11 November
Brisbane Showgrounds | Brisbane, QLD
On sale: Friday 12 August (11am local time)

Saturday 12 November
GIANTS Stadium | Sydney, NSW
On sale: Friday 12 August (11am local time)

The all-star line-up for Fridayz Live will deliver endless hits from when doors open until the last confetti drops, expect crowd favourites ‘Can’t Hold Us’ ‘Thrift Shop’, ‘Glorious’, ‘Same Love’, ‘Creep’, ‘Waterfalls’, ‘No Scrubs’, ‘I Wanna Love You’, ‘Right Now (Na Na Na), ‘Smack That’, ‘7 Days’, ‘Walking Away’, ‘What’s Your Flava’, ‘Baby’, ‘Rock Wit U (Awww Baby), , ‘Angel’, ‘It Wasn’t Me’, ‘Boombastic’, ‘I’m All Yours’, ‘Down’, ‘Do You Remember’, ‘In My Bed’, ‘Never Make A Promise’, ‘How Deep Is Your Love’, ‘Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh)’, ‘We Run The Night’ & ‘Be Faithful

Macklemore

Multi-platinum and Grammy award winning artist Macklemore has made history with a combination of commercial success, critical acclaim and international appeal, with a total of 12.8 BILLION combined streams to date, Macklemore is one of the most successful independent artists of the 21st century. Witness American rapper and Seattle native Macklemore performing hit singles ‘Glorious ft. Skylar Grey’ (ARIA 8x Platinum), ‘Marmalade ft. Lil Yachty’ and ‘Good Old Days ft. Kesha’ (ARIA 4x Platinum) from his 2017 ARIA Gold album Gemini (ARIA Gold). Known for some of the biggest hip-hop releases of the past decade, including ‘Thrift Shop ft. Ryan Lewis & Wanz’ (ARIA 13x Platinum), ‘Can’t Hold Us  ft. Ryan Lewis & Ray Dalton’ (ARIA 11x Platinum) and ‘Same Love ft. Mary Lambert’ (ARIA 6x Platinum), he skyrocketed to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the 2010s and cemented a name for himself on the global rap stage. Back now with his latest single ‘Chant ft. Tones And I’, don’t miss Macklemore when he headlines Fridayz Live in 2022.

TLC

Best-selling girl group TLC are one of the most influential groups of all time, scoring nine top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including four number-one singles ‘Creep’, ‘Waterfalls’, ‘No Scrubs’ and ‘Unpretty’. The trio racked up four multi-platinum albums, including Ooooooohhh… On the TLC Tip (1992), FanMail (1999)3D (2002) and Crazysexycool (1994), which reached Diamond certification in America with over 15 million copies sold worldwide. The iconic legends recently performed at Glastonbury UK which included their hits ‘No Scrubs’ and ‘Waterfalls’.  Don’t miss one of the world’s all-time greatest girl groups performing live on stage.

Akon

The one, the only, Mr Lonely aka Grammy-nominated producer and artist Akon will bring his sultry rich hits to the Fridayz stage this November. Notorious for his passionate and provocative lyrics and hypnotic beats, Akon will heat up the bump n grind on the dance floor with favourites ‘I Wanna Love You ft. Snoop Dogg’, ‘Right Now (Na Na Na)’, ‘Don’t Matter’, ‘Bananza (Belly Dancer)’ and ‘Smack That ft. Eminem’. Get your crew together and don’t miss out on partying with one of New Jersey’s finest!

Craig David

With over 9 million album sales worldwide, Fridayz Live welcomes back British superstar Craig David.  Rising to stardom with his 1999 instant UK garage classic ‘Re-rewind’ and debut album Born To Do It, the 14x Brit Award and 2x Grammy nominated singer-songwriter-DJ-vocalist will bring his energetic live set and ‘flava’ to the Fridayz Live stages.   With 25 UK top 40 singles, nine UK top 40 albums and over 5 billion streams worldwide, Craig has collaborated with everyone from Sting to Diplo and has released iconic hits including ‘7 Days’, ‘Walking Away’, ‘What’s Your Flava’ and recent singles, ‘Who You Are & MNEK’, ‘G Love (feat Nippa)’, ‘DNA with Galantis’ all from his forthcoming new album 22 (out Sept 30 BMG).

Ashanti

America’s sweetheart, Ashanti, will return to our shores this November and melt audiences across Australia with heartfelt jams ‘Baby’, ‘Rock Wit U (Awww Baby)’ and Billboard #1’s ‘Foolish’ and ‘What’s Luv ft. Ashanti’ (the iconic Jay Rule x Fat Joe collab!). Boasting multiple platinum albums, numerous Billboard Awards and a Grammy to boot – don’t let go of your boo when Ashanti slides onto the Fridayz Live stage.

Shaggy

Diamond-selling dancehall and reggae icon Shaggy joins the class of 2022 with his beloved hits, ‘Angel ft. Rayvon’, ‘It Wasn’t Me ft. Rikrok’, ‘Boombastic’ and TikTok trending sensation ‘Banana (feat. Shaggy) [DJ  FLe – Minisiren Remix]’ which amassed the #bananadrop challenge. He most recently released the album, Com Fly Wid Me, The Sinatra Songbook Inna Reggae Style, produced by Sting, which features the single ‘That’s Life’. The Grammy Award winner will turn up the spice on the Fridayz Live dance floor as soon as his hits pump through the speakers. Shaggy is managed by Martin Kierszenbaum, Cherrytree Music Company.

Jay Sean

Cultural Icon and Pop Star, Jay Sean will bring himself and his pantheon of hit songs Down Under this November.  Jay Sean was the first Asian in history to have a US Billboard #1, the first British Urban artist to have a US #1 and the first Indian artist to have 5 consecutive top 40 hits in America.  Sean will treat fans to hits like ‘I’m All Yours’, ‘Down ft. Lil Wayne’, ‘Do You Remember ft. Sean Paul & Lil Jon’ and of course the global remix smash of ‘Ride It’ (which continues to blow up across all social media platforms with the Regard Remix).  Expect brand new music before the tour kicks off!  Bringing his contagious energy to Fridayz Live in 2022, don’t sleep on tickets!

Dru Hill

Formed in 1992 as ‘14K Harmony’, the American R&B powerhouse group evolved becoming Dru Hill in 1996 and would go on to engraving themselves into the legacy of R&B, soul and hip-hop.  In honour of their 30th anniversary in the music industry, Dru Hill is featuring all members of the group, past and present, for a night to remember!  Expect hits ‘In My Bed’, ‘Never Make A Promise’ and ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ and the iconic Will Smith ‘Wild Wild West ft Dru Hill, Kool Mo Dee’. Saddle up for a night to remember!

Lumidee

Bringing her vigorous charm and soulful tunes to the Fridayz Live stage is American rapper and songstress Lumidee. Unapologetic in her emotive lyrics and spellbinding rhythms, Lumidee will have crowds swaying to the beat on tracks ‘She’s Like The Wind ft. Tony Sunshine’, ‘Dance (Lumidee vs Fatman Scoop)’ and certified banger ‘Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh)’. Don’t miss the starlet’s debut to Australian audiences this November!

Havana Brown

Mega hits include the four consecutive Billboard #1 Hot Dance Club Songs ‘We Run The Night ft. Pitbull’ (ARIA 3x Platinum), ‘Warrior’ (ARIA 2x Platinum), ‘Big Banana ft. R3hab & Prophet (ARIA Gold)’ and the lead single ‘Flashing Lights’ off her debut studio album of the same name. Brown has toured with the world’s biggest Pop and R&B stars, including Rihanna, The Pussycat Dolls, Britney Spears, Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull and Bruno Mars, and in 2022 brings her electric energy and party anthems to the Fridayz Live stage!

Fridayz Live DJs and hosts

YO! MAFIA

No Fridayz Live event would be complete without international party DJ YO! MAFIA keeping the tradition spinning with the latest and greatest RNB hits in-between these epic live performances, from the minute doors open until the last mic drops!

Abbie Chatfield

Abbie Chatfield is a force to be reckoned with. Australia’s ‘it’ girls joins the Fridayz Live party in 2022, captivating the crowd with her tongue-in-cheek banter and lovable charisma. Teaming up with fan favourite Fatman Scoop in hosting duties – this dynamic duo will have audiences beaming from the moment gates open.

Fatman Scoop

International President of Party, Fatman Scoop makes his fifth consecutive return to Fridayz Live. Sharing hosting responsibilities with Abbie Chatfield on all five shows, the ‘Be Faithful’ ultimate hype man will be sure to keep crowds on their toes.

The Telstra Plus pre-sale begins on Monday 8 August 10am local time.  Frontier Members pre-sale kicks off Wednesday 10 August 1pm local time before the General Public on sale Friday 12 August 11am local time.  Tickets via: frontiertouring.com/fridayzlive