Get ready to mark your calendars because some of the biggest names in music are touring the UK this year! That’s right, Drake, SZA, Beyonce and Lil Baby have announced they are going on tour this year. The four artists are known for their exceptional talent, chart topping success and cultural influence.
SZA earned her first number one album on the billboard 200, for eight weeks straight. The album “SOS”,released on the 9th December 2022, featured 23 new tracks, covering the genres of R&B, Pop, Rap and almost every other genre you can think of. The US singer & songwriter boasts an impressive monthly listenership of 67 million on Spotify, her album “SOS '' made a notable impact on the digital music streaming service, setting a new record for their highest single-day streams of an R&B album.
The “SOS” tour, which commenced ticket sales in December 2022, quickly sold out due to high demand. Although tickets are no longer available on Ticketmaster, they can still be purchased from trusted resale platforms, such as Vivid seats and Stubhub. After recently adding two more UK tour dates, the Grammy winning R&B artist will be performing from the 13th - 26th June, not only in London, but Manchester & Glasgow too!
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It gets better… our Queen Bey announced her tour on February 1st. Starting Black History Month in a spectacular way, Beyonce’s cultural influence has been nothing short of immeasurable. Setting new standards for creativity, artistry and performance, her genre defying music blends R&B, hip-hop, pop, and afrobeats. The epic 41-show international journey will be Bey’s first solo tour in over six years! It is due to kick off on the 10th May in Stockholm, right through to September 27th, with her last tour in New Orleans. Fortunately, fans in the United Kingdom have been treated to not only one, but a total of eight shows.
The multiple platinum and diamond certified rapper from Atlanta, Lil Baby, has recently revealed his highly-anticipated 2023 tour, titled “It’s Only Us”. The tour is scheduled to set off in July and extend through to September, with performances planned across cities in North America. The influential artist has gained even more recognition for his social relevance, reflecting on social issues, police brutality and poverty, which is shown throughout his songs. As a part of his upcoming tour, the versatile rapper will be joined by some of the freshest new music industry stars, including, The Kid LAROI, Rylo Rodriguez and more! Unfortunately, tickets sold out almost immediately, however, tickets are still available to purchase on reliable resale websites.
The king of hip-hop, Drake, is ready to hit the road for his eagerly awaited 2023 tour, “It’s All A Blur”. Kicking off on June 16th in New Orleans and ending September 5th in Arizona. At the 2022 Billboard Music Awards, Drizzy won top artist for a record third time, followed by top rap artist for a record fourth time. His multifaceted skills of rapping, singing and songwriting has earned him over 200 estimated global sales and being named Spotify's most streamed artist of the decade. Unlike his previous solo tour to North America, joining him will be none other than 21 Savage, Drake’s “Her Loss” collaborator. Despite much speculation, Drake has yet to confirm any tour dates for the UK.
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- Rosie Crook, MAK Studios