Disney Channel star-turned-pop princess Olivia Rodrigo headed to the DMV to record her new NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert, which debuted Tuesday on the heels of the announcement of her 2022 Sour world tour.
Few artists have had as big a year as the 18-year-old singer-songwriter. She struck gold with her debut single, “drivers license”, in early 2021, and chased that with two more smash-hit singles, “deja vu” and “good 4 u”. Her first LP, Sour, bowed at the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 and earned Rodrigo 2022 Grammy Award nominations in each of the “Big Four” categories: Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Record of the Year (“drivers license”), and Song of the Year (“drivers license”).
For her Tiny Desk (Home) Concert, Rodrigo played on the massive success of “drivers license” by taking over a branch of the Department of Motor Vehicles, “interesting vibes” and all. Backed by an all-woman band featuring Heather Baker (guitars), Hayley Brownell (drums, guitars), Arianna Powell (guitars), and Moa Munoz (bass, guitar), Olivia kicked off the performance with a unique take on “good 4 u” that peeled away the kiss-off track’s pop-punk studio instrumentation in favor of a five-guitar acoustic arrangement.
Next up came “traitor”, another teenage angst-riddled Sour earworm—Olivia’s current favorite from the album—before Rodrigo sat down at the piano to lead the DMV band through a stripped-down take on “drivers license”. With time for one more, Olivia Rodrigo stepped to the mic to belt out an emphatic “deja vu”, the finer qualities of her “sweet-and-salty” sound on full display in the simplified setting. Watch the entire Olivia Rodrigo Tiny Desk (Home) Concert below.
Olivia Rodrigo – NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert – Full Set
On Monday, Olivia Rodrigo announced her 2022 Sour world tour featuring special guests Gracie Abrams, Holly Humberstone, and Baby Queen.
The North American leg of the tour will kick off at San Francisco, CA’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on April 2nd, 2022 and continue to theaters across the U.S. and Canada throughout April and May before wrapping with a pair of shows at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on May 24th and 25th. From there, Rodrigo’s Sour tour will head overseas for a run of shows in Europe and the U.K. in June and July.
Tickets for the tour dates go on sale this Friday, December 10th. See below for a full list of Olivia Rodrigo 2022 Sour tour dates. For more information and ticketing details, head to her website.
Olivia Rodrigo – Sour Tour – 2022 Dates
April 2: San Francisco, CA, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
April 5: Portland, OR, Theater of the Clouds
April 6: Seattle, WA, WAMU Theater
April 7: Vancouver, BC, Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
April 9: Salt Lake City, UT, UCCU Center
April 11 & 12: Denver, CO, Mission Ballroom
April 14: Minneapolis, MN, Armory
April 15 & 16: Chicago, IL, Aragon Ballroom
April 19: Milwaukee, WI, Eagles Ballroom
April 20: Chesterfield, MO, The Factory
April 22: Cincinnati, OH, The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center
April 23: Detroit, MI, Masonic Temple Theatre
April 26 & 27: New York, NY, Radio City Music Hall
April 29 & 30: Toronto, ON, Massey Hall
May 3: Boston, MA, Roadrunner
May 4: Washington, DC, Anthem
May 6: Philadelphia, PA, The Met Philadelphia
May 7: Philadelphia, PA The Met Philadelphia
May 9: Atlanta, GA, Coca-Cola Roxy
May 10: Nashville, TN, Grand Ole Opry House
May 13: Austin, TX, Moody Amphitheater
May 14: Irving, TX, Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
May 17: Phoenix, AZ, Arizona Federal Theatre
May 18: San Diego, CA, The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
May 20: Las Vegas, NV, The Chelsea
May 21: Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl
May 24 & 25: Los Angeles, CA, Greek Theatre
June 11: Hamburg, Germany, Stadtpark
June 13: Berlin, Germany, Verti Music Hall
June 15: Zurich, Switzerland, Halle 622
June 16: Milan, Italy, Fabrique
June 18: Cologne, Germany, Palladium
June 19: Brussels, Belgium, Forest National
June 21: Paris, France, Zénith
June 22: Amsterdam, Holland, AFAS Live
June 29: Cork, Ireland, Live At The Marquee
June 30: Dublin, Ireland, Fairview Park
July 2: Glasgow, UK, O2 Academy Glasgow
July 3: Manchester, UK, O2 Apollo Manchester
July 4: Birmingham, UK, O2 Academy Birmingham
July 6 & 7: London, UK, Eventim Apollo
— Olivia Rodrigo (@oliviarodrigo) December 6, 2021