Lizzo Announces Australian Headline Tour

22 March 2023 | 6:00 am | Mary Varvaris

The tour coincides with Lizzo's debut Splendour appearance (and headline performance).

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Four-time Grammy Award-winner, Emmy Award-winner, songwriter, rapper, flautist and singer Lizzo will bring her Special tour to Australia and New Zealand this July. 

The series of headline shows will accompany her debut Splendour In The Grass appearance (which also happens to be a headline performance). Tkay Maidza will join the US music sensation at all the shows.

Lizzo’s Australian tour will commence at Perth’s RAC Arena on 14 July, followed by Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne on 17 July, Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on 23 July and concluding at Auckland’s Spark Arena on Wednesday, 26 July. Audiences in Queensland will have to buy a ticket to Splendour In The Grass or travel interstate sans a Brisbane date.

For keen fans with wallets at the ready, the American Express pre-sale runs from 11 am on Friday, 24 March, until Tuesday, 28 March, at 11 am. The Live Nation pre-sale begins on Tuesday, 28 March, at noon, concluding on Wednesday, 29 March, at 10 am. 

General public tickets go on sale on Wednesday, 29 March, from 11 am. All times are local. Go to the Live Nation website to access tickets and more details.

Last week, Splendour In The Grass arrived with massive news: this year’s event already has its first headliner in Lizzo.

With the full line-up announcement to arrive in a few weeks, this Special announcement will surely tide concertgoers over in the meantime.

Lizzo will be making her Splendour In The Grass debut with a headline slot, which is pretty impressive - not many artists these days could achieve that feat. Lizzo is the first black solo female R&B singer to claim the top spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 since 2012, and Truth Hurts became the longest-running #1 by a solo female rap artist ever.

Lizzo last toured across Australia over three years ago - in January 2020. 

In The Music’s review, we found that her talents and hard work to become a natural performer made for a gig that her audience loved every second of. “From the moment Lizzo bellowed the opening chords of Cuz I Love You, the title track from her third and most recent studio album, the crowd was treated to a divine experience. Lizzo was the preacher and the audience her loyal followers as she sermonised about the things that matter in 2020 – body positivity and self-love and care,” we noted.

We’re looking forward to more divine experiences this July.




Friday, 14 July - RAC Arena, Perth

Monday, 17 July - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

* Friday, 21 or Saturday, 22 July 2023 - Splendour In The Grass (Lizzo’s headlining date TBC)

Sunday, 23 July - Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney

* not part of the tour announcement but relevant to Lizzo's gigs in Australia.