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It’s About Damn Time: Lizzo Announces She’s Touring Australia in 2023

Now this is ‘Special’.
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“Turn up the music, turn down the lights, I got a feelin’ I’m gon’ be alright” because Lizzo has announced she’s coming ‘Down Under’ (to Australia and New Zealand) in in July 2023.

The Grammy Award winner will take her second album, Special, to Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland, beginning on July 14.

The album, which includes About Damn Time (among other bangers), saw Lizzo receive 4 nominations at this year’s Grammy Awards, and also take home the coveted Record Of The Year category.

This success follows that of her first album, CUZ I LOVE YOU, which included the single Truth Hurts, which made history as the longest running #1 song by a solo female rap artist ever.

In even more good (as hell) news, Australian singer-songwriter and rapper, Tkay Maidza has been announced as the support act for all shows in the upcoming tour.

News of the tour comes just a week after Lizzo was announced as the headlining act for this year’s Splendour In The Grass festival, which is set to take place between Friday 21st and Sunday 23rd July.

Will she do an iconic flute performance? Only time will tell… (Credit: Image: Getty)

In 2022, Lizzo told The Daily Telegraph, “‘I really felt like I connected with Australia and had some really beautiful moments. So of course I want to come back like, why wouldn’t I? I love to tour, I love to travel and I love Australia.”

And if our excitement levels are anything to go by, the feelings about her upcoming visit are absolutely mutual.


Set your alarms, because American Express will release a limited number of pre-sale tickets at 11am this Friday, March 24, until Tuesday, March 28 at 11am.

After that, the Live National pre-sale will kick off on Tuesday 28 March at 12pm, until Wednesday March 29 at 10am.

Tickets will be released to the general public on Wednesday, March 29 at 11am.

Buy tickets hereLizzo, we’ll be seeing you very, very soon.


Lizzo will be hitting just three Australian cities on her tour.

Rac Arena, Perth — Friday July 14
Rod Laver, Melbourne — Monday July 17
Quodos Bank, Sydney — Sunday July 23

This story originally appeared on ELLE Australia and is republished here with permission.

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