Lizzo UK-wide tour: It’s about damn time

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American singer-songwriter, and three-time Grammy winner Lizzo is set to have another tour, this time exploring the UK and Ireland, just a few months after performing in more than 20 locations in North America.

The 15-leg European tour has been announced as The Special Tour to celebrate her fourth album, Special, released earlier this year. Lizzo tickets are available for February 2023 and March 2023, which will include fives gigs in the UK and Ireland. 

Joining Lizzo on the UK leg of The Special Tour is British singer-songwriter Joy Crookes three-time BRIT nominated rising star and important, influential voice in British music.

An influential and vital voice

The Detroit-born and Houston-raised artist had her debut in 2016 and has fast risen to stardom with millions of fans across the world. Lizzo first gained attention with her 2016 song ‘Coconut Oil,’ and her hit single ‘Boys’ was named one of Time’s 10 best songs of 2018. 

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Since releasing her first album, she has gone on to win 20 awards including three Grammy Awards and a Primetime Emmy Award. She has quickly established herself as an influential and vital voice in the music industry.

Her song ‘Truth Hurts’ hit number one on the Billboards Hot 100 list, dominating the chart for seven weeks and making her the first black solo female R&B singer since 2012 to hit the top spot. It also makes her the third female rapper to top the chart without a featured artist.

It also won her a Grammy Award in 2020 for Best Pop Solo Performance. Also, in 2020, she received Grammy Awards for Best Traditional R&B Performance with her song ‘Jerome’ and Best Urban Contemporary Album with the deluxe version of ‘Cuz I Love You.’ Her 2021 single ‘Rumors’ where she featured Cardi B debuted in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100.

Breaking records and making history

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Earlier this month, the American superstar surprised all by playing a 200-year-old crystal flute onstage at a concert in Washington, DC. The flute was lent to her by the Library of Congress, which once belonged to the fourth President of the United States, James Madison in 1813. The French mechanic, Claude Laurent, made the instrument for the former President’s second inauguration. Demonstrating the historic instrument’s abilities earned her viral fame, gained her more fans, and made her win the hearts of many more.

The multi-talented songstress also played the original John Sousa piccolo, which was used to play the famed solo from the American patriotic song, ‘The Stars and Stripes Forever.’ As a flute major at the University of Houston during her time, Lizzo played piccolo in the marching band and had enough knowledge of the central piece of American band music.

Earlier this year, Lizzo hit a record when her song ‘About Damn Time’ became the most used song on the TikTok app. The tune is her fourth hit featured in the top ten of the “Hot 100” list and will likely become her most streamed song on the record.

The RIAA multi-platinum certified artist’s fourth album ‘Special’ has received positive reviews so far, reaching number 2 on US Billboard 200 chart. It has become the highest charting album in 2022 by a female, its release week being the longest week earned by an album this year by a female. The album includes the lead single ‘About Damn Time,’ which hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100, the same track hitting the top 10 in 12 other countries.

Lizzo’s ‘The Special Tour’ UK and European dates 2023

  • March 8, 2023 – Glasgow, UK, at the OVO Hydro Arena
  • March 9, 2023 – Birmingham, UK, at the Utilita Arena
  • March 11, 2023 – Manchester, UK, at the AO Arena
  • March 13, 2023 – Dublin, IE, at the 3Arena
  • March 15, 2023 – London, UK, at the O2 Arena 

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