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SZA Expands Australian Arena Tour

By Michael Feb 14, 2024

SZA’s forthcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand swells to nine concerts, with the addition this week of two new dates.

The U.S. R&B star will make the long haul in support of her hit album SOS, starting with two shows at Auckland’s Spark Arena (April 15 and 16), and followed by a run of Australia’s three main east coast cities: Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. A second concert at Brisbane Entertainment Centre is added for April 20, and a third show is slotted in at Qudos Bank Arena for April 26.

Live Nation Entertainment is producing the tour of ANZ, SZA’s first of these parts in almost five years.

SOS (via RCA/Sony Music) connected with Australian audiences like few other albums in 2023. Released at the back-end of 2022, the album came in at No. 5 on the ARIA year-end chart for 2023, behind collections from Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and Morgan Wallen.

SZA’s hit “Kill Bill” logged one week on top of the ARIA Singles Chart in 2023 and finished the year as the No. 3 single, according to ARIA, behind Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers” and Morgan Wallen’s “Last Night,” respectively.

Also, the St. Louis, MO-born artist was shortlisted for most popular international artist at the 2023 ARIA Awards, a category ultimately won by Taylor Swift.

More than a year after its release, SOS is still busting records. The single “Snooze” recently earned an unprecedented 30th week at No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, the most by any song in the list’s 31-year history.

SZA collected three trophies at the Grammy Awards, with best R&B song for “Snooze,” best pop duo/group performance for “Ghost in the Machine” collaboration with Phoebe Bridges, best progressive R&B album for SOS.

SZA’s The SOS Australia & New Zealand Tour Dates:
April 15 – Auckland, New Zealand – Spark Arena
April 16 – Auckland, New Zealand – Spark Arena
April 19 – Brisbane, Australia – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
April 20 – Brisbane, Australia – Brisbane Entertainment Centre (* new show)
April 23 – Sydney, Australia – Qudos Bank Arena
April 24 – Sydney, Australia – Qudos Bank Arena
April 26 – Sydney, Australia – Qudos Bank Arena (* new show)
April 29 – Melbourne, Australia – Rod Laver Arena
April 30 – Melbourne, Australia – Rod Laver Arena

By Michael

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