The Kid LAROI announces Australian tour: ‘We’ve taken things to a whole new level’

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The Kid LAROI announces Australian tour: ‘We’ve taken things to a whole new level’

The Kid Laroi tour
Credit: Adam Kargenian
Words by Staff Writer

Global rap powerhouse The Kid LAROI announces an enormous national Australian stadium tour for February 2024.

Armed with his voraciously anticipated debut studio album THE FIRST TIME, which was officially unveiled last week, The Kid LAROI’s forthcoming national tour will also mark the Sydney-hailing superstar’s first-ever stadium tour on home soil.

The Kid LAROI Australian tour dates and venues

  • Fri 2 Feb | Aami Park, Melbourne Vic | All Ages
  • Fri 9 Feb | Hbf Park, Perth Wa | All Ages
  • Tues 13 Feb | Coopers Stadium, Adelaide Sa | All Ages
  • Fri 16 Feb | Commbank Stadium, Sydney Nsw | All Ages
  • Sun 18 Feb | Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast Qld | All Ages

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Presented by TEG Live, this mammoth Aussie run will commence in Melbourne on February 2 at AAMI Park, before traversing iconic stadiums across Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and the Gold Coast, as well as an appearance at Auckland’s Spark Arena on February 5. Expanding on the homegrown hero’s first-ever headline Australian tour in 2022, which saw LAROI add multiple extra arena shows due to overwhelming demand, these colossal upcoming 2024 shows will also give his legion of fans a chance to witness some ofLAROI’s most iconic hits from his 2021 ARIA Award-winning collab with Justin Bieber, Stay, to his near on 1 billion streamed smash, Without You, to his genre-blurring smash 2022 track Thousand Miles, and his 2023 chart-burner Love Again. The tour will also showcase LAROI’s most nuanced and compelling material to date in the form of his brand new album THE FIRST TIME, boasting 20 new songs from the revered Aussie export alongside his trademark amalgamation of hip hop, pop, alternative and indie flavours.

The Kid LAROI announces Melbourne tour date

Ecstatic to return home once again for his biggest Australian shows to date in 2024, LAROI shares, “I’m so excited to be coming back home in February! I felt so much love from the fans on last year’s tour – it’s something I’ll never forget. I can’t wait for you to all see this new show – we’ve taken things to a whole new level,” LAROI concludes. “I love you and I’ll see you all really soon.”

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A maiden full-length album from The Kid LAROI, aka Charlton Kenneth Jeffrey Howard, THE FIRST TIMEfollows on from the rapper’s debut 2020 mixtape F*ck Love, with LAROI rebranding his sound into a style befitting of his international celebrity status, while also ultimately serving up one of the most anticipated albums of 2023. Featuring guest appearances from Jungkook and Central Cee on the single Too Much, Baby Drill and Future on What’s the Move?, Robert Glasper and YoungBoy Never on Call Me Instead, and D4vd on The Line, THE FIRST TIME is a technicolour celebration of collaboration and unwavering creativity, traversing the famed Kamilaroi artist’s professional and creative journey, catapulting to stardom alongside his earlier work with Juice Wrld, the 2021 smash single Stay alongside Justin Bieber, and the mixtape that started it all, F*ck Love in 2020.

The Kid LAROI's rise to fame

LAROI's musical journey began at a young age, and he quickly developed a passion for creating music. His early influences include artists like Drake, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West, who played a significant role in shaping his artistic style. At the age of 15, he gained attention with his debut mixtape, "14 With a Dream," showcasing his raw talent and distinctive sound.

However, it was his collaboration with renowned artist Juice WRLD that truly propelled him into the limelight. LAROI featured on Juice WRLD's posthumous track "Smile," which garnered widespread acclaim and opened doors for the young artist. Following this success, he released his major-label debut mixtape, "F*ck Love," in July 2020, further solidifying his position in the industry.

The mixtape showcased LAROI's versatility as an artist, blending rap, R&B, and pop influences. Tracks like "Without You" and "So Done" demonstrated his ability to create emotionally charged and relatable music. His lyrics often touch on personal experiences, relationships, and the struggles of navigating fame at a young age, resonating with a broad audience.

The Kid LAROI's star continued to rise with the release of his debut studio album, "F*ck Love 3: Over You," in July 2021. The album featured collaborations with industry heavyweights like Justin Bieber, further cementing his status as a rising force in the music world. The track "Stay," a collaboration with Bieber, became a massive hit, reaching the top of the charts and earning critical acclaim for its catchy melody and infectious energy.

Ticket dates for The Kid LAROI

A Telstra Plus Member pre-sale will go live on Thursday November 16 for an exclusive 24-hour window, before general public tickets go on sale on Monday November 20 at Ticketek from 10am AEDT in Sydney, 11am AEDT in Melbourne, 11am local time on the Gold Coast, 12:30pm local time on Adelaide and 10am local time in Perth.

A Telstra Plus 24 Hour Member pre-sale starts Thursday 16 November.

  • Sydney – 10:00am, Thursday 16 November – 10:00am, Friday 17 November (AEDT)
  • Melbourne – 11:00am, Thursday 16 November – 11:00am, Friday 17 November (AEDT)
  • Gold Coast – 11:00am, Thursday 16 November – 11:00am, Friday 17 November (AEST)
  • Adelaide – 12:30pm, Thursday 16 November – 12:30pm, Friday 17 November (ACDT)
  • Perth – 10:00am, Thursday 16 November – 10:00am, Friday 17 November (AWST)

The Kid LAROI's continued success

In a swelteringly short space of time, LAROI has taken the world by storm, with two nominations in 2022 at the Grammy Awards, for Best New Artist and also for his work on Justin Bieber’s sixth full length Justice, three wins and multiple nominations at the ARIA Music Awards, Billboard Award wins, and a National Indigenous Music Award alongside his ever-expanding repertoire, as well as his dominating online and pop culture presence.

Currently in command of over 38 million monthly listeners on Spotify, over 2 billion views on YouTube, a single, Forever & Again, featured on the official soundtrack for the defining cinematic moment of 2023, Barbie, and a recent North American run alongside Lil Baby, LAROI’s effortless talent and raw charisma is only matched by his enamouring onstage presence; a fact which permeates vividly whether LAROI is performing at the likes of Coachella or commanding a stadium crowd for his own sold out headline shows.

And with over 18 months now chalked up since his last performances on home soil, 2024 is set to fittingly celebrate THE FIRST TIME for the very first time in a run of unforgettable nights across Australia.

General public tickets will go on sale on Monday 20 November at