On sale from WED 29 MAR
26 JUL 2023

4 x Grammy Award-winning, Emmy Award-winner, songwriter, rapper, and flautist Lizzo, will bring The Special Tour 2023 to New Zealand this July with special guest Tkay Maidza.

The tour will come to Auckland’s Spark Arena  for one show only on Wednesday July 26. 

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.

Lizzo will be joined by special guest Zimbabwean-born Australian singer-songwriter and rapper Tkay Maidza in Auckland at Spark Arena on Wednesday July 26.

General public tickets go on sale on Wednesday March 29, from 11am. All times are local.


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Last updated: 21 March 2023