BENEE announces headline Australian dates including a Melbourne show at Sidney Myer Music Bowl as part of her 2022 World Tour.
The shows will mark the first Australian dates for BENEE in over two years. The ‘Supalonely’ NZ pop sensation announced her first foray out into the world since the pandemic struck with 40 shows in the northern hemisphere. As part of the world tour, she’ll be making her much-anticipated return across the Tasman for the first time in over two years.
BENEE will kick off her tour in New Zealand, before heading to Australia in March, Europe and the UK in April-May and North America in June. The Australian run will kick off in Hobart before heading to Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Sydney. She’s also set to perform as part of next year’s Yours & Owls Festival in Wollongong in April.
What you need to know
- BENEE has announced a slew of Australian shows as part of her World Tour 2022
- The singer’s Australian run will kick off in Hobart and take to Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Sydney.
- General on sale will be on Friday 26 November at 11am.
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The shows will mark BENEE’s first Australian dates since she performed as part of the 2020 Laneway Festival lineup. It was that year that the 21-year-old artist broke through with ‘Supalonely’, the four billion streaming single from her second EP, and has had to wait for a chance to tour outside her home country again. Since then, she’s released debut album Hey u x, which also featured the mega-hit and collaborations with Grimes, Lily Allen, Mallrat and more.
Hey u x was listed as one of Billboard’s 25 Best Pop Albums of 2020, noting that BENEE “contemplates the woes of Gen Z with a keen ear for choruses and arrangements that oscillate between indie rock and hyperpop”. Stereogum praised its “quirky but impeccably produced pop music” and Vogue called it “13 tracks of heavenly indie-alt-pop”.
“I am beyond excited to announce that my 2022 WORLD TOUR KICKS OFF IN NZ in Feb next year,” says BENEE. “I AM SO READY TO TOUR. Doing shows with my band is the best thing and I have missed it so badly this year. Waiting, rescheduling, waiting again has been incredibly difficult.”
Last month, BENEE returned with her first original single for the year with ‘Doesn’t Matter’, another deeply revealing track that reflects the singer’s journey through the emotional clatter of 2021.
A forthcoming BENEE EP release leads into plans for 2022 with the thing that excites her the most, a hefty touring schedule that will bring her live show to adoring fans around the world at last.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, 26 November with a Live Nation pre-sale kicking off a day earlier at 10am.