Rapper, flautist, and “body normative” pop sensation Lizzo has announced an extensive North American arena tour dubbed The Special Tour. The multitalented, multi-platinum-selling artist also recently appeared on Saturday Night Live, where she had the honor of serving as both host and musical guest, debuting the title track off her upcoming album Special, due out July 15th.
The Special Tour will kick off on September 23rd in Sunrise, FL and make stops at arenas across the North America with support from Atlanta rapper Latto. The tour will run through November and feature notable stops in New York City on October 2nd and Los Angeles on November 18th.
Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, April 29th at 10 a.m. local time on ticketmaster.com. Pre-save Special here to receive access to purchase tickets early. American Express® Card Members will be able to purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, April 26th at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday, April 28th at 10 p.m. local time. For more information, visit Lizzo’s website. View a full list of Lizzo The Special Tour dates below.
Lizzo has been a superstar on the rise since attaining mainstream success in 2019 with the release of her third album, Cuz I Love You, which included hits like “Juice” and “Truth Hurts”. She has already had a whirlwind year, launching a revolutionary women’s shapewear brand called YITTY and appearing on CBS‘s The Late Show With James Corden where she gave fans a sneak peak of her now-released single, “About Damn Time”, before performing the track on SNL earlier this month. She can also be seen starring in Amazon Prime Video‘s number one reality show, Lizzo’s Watch Out For The Big Grrrls.
Lizzo – “About Damn Time” Live On SNL
In addition to premiering new music with a all-woman live band and a sparkling troupe of backup dancers, Lizzo used her appearance on SNL to showcase her comedic abilities as the episode’s host, with one sketch lampooning pop hitmakers Black Eyed Peas for having superficial lyrics and another in which she played a flautist who could not perform with an orchestra without twerking—an art form Lizzo has helped to elevate with a TED Talk about its roots in West African dance. She also displayed her love of family, shouting out her mother, who also introduced one of her daughter’s musical performances. For the others, Lizzo playfully introduced herself, saying, “Ladies and gentleman, me!”
Lizzo On SNL – Black Eyed Peas Sketch
“About Damn Time” is now available on all streaming platforms, and Special is due out July 15th.