Benee to kick off world tour with 10 New Zealand shows in 2022
Independent pop singer Benee will kick off her 2022 world tour in Aotearoa.
Artist Kiwi will hit the road next February, taking his large-scale pop show to 10 cities across the country, including three new dates in Dunedin, Auckland and Wellington.
The news comes after her recent announcement of the world tour, which will see her visit more than 40 cities in Europe and the United States in May and June, after completing her series of local shows.
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âI am delighted to announce that my 2022 world tour will begin in New Zealand in February of next year,â said Benee.
“It’s been such a long time to come and we’ve been through a lot in these strange times, but the resumption of the shows has [really] has everyone sososososo happyyy !!!!
“Can’t wait to go back and meet you all and play a bunch of new musiiiiiicccc !!”
Benee will open his tour in Nelson on February 25 and progress through Dunedin, Invercargill, Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Tauranga, Palmerston North and Napier, before ending with a final performance in New Plymouth on March 13.
Local broadcasts will be Kiwis’ last chance to see Benee before she goes abroad to share her new music, following the recent release of her latest single. No matter – his first new music since his acclaimed debut album in 2020 Hi UX.
Benee also selected the indie pop-rock band from Christchurch, There’s A Tuesday, as the opening act for the New Zealand leg of their tour.
The group consists of two female frontwomen, Nat Hutton and Minnie Robberds, both on guitar and vocals, with drummer Angus Murray and bassist Joel Becker.
The re-announcement of the New Zealand tour comes after Benee confirmed in August that she would postpone her first eight-date national regional tour due to “personal circumstances” until early next year.
Benee’s Aotearoa tour was originally announced in May, following the success of his sold-out nationwide tour in October 2020.
The Supalone singer decided to hit smaller regions after recognizing that fans outside of the main centers don’t often get the opportunity to experience big gigs in their own backyards.
Last month, Benee posted a lengthy statement on Instagram to mark World Mental Health Day, opening up and giving fans a glimpse into her personal struggles.
The 21-year-old, real name Stella Bennett, explained that there were times this year when she “really felt like I wasn’t going to get through everything.”
She went on to tell her followers that she was continuing to work on her own “mental health journey” and encouraged other people who were going through difficult times to speak out and seek help.
“If you’re having trouble I want you to contact someone, even anonymously,” she wrote. “I would love to know how you feel, no matter how bad you are.”
Despite his downtime, Benee has enjoyed tremendous success in the past 18 months since his release. Hi UX and complete a sold-out nationwide tour.
The 2020 Silver Scroll award winner has also won seven New Zealand Aotearoa Music Awards over the past two years, twice winning the Single of the Year and Best Pop Artist categories.
She is nominated in three other categories for the next 2021 awards – Te Kaipuoro Takitahi Toa (Best Solo Artist), Te Kaipuoro Arotini Toa (Best Pop Artist) and Te Pukaemi o te Tau (Album of the Year).
Earlier this year, she received international recognition when she was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia 2021 list, as global flows in the billions made her one of the most exciting new acts to have. born.
She has also appeared in a series of major American television shows including The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Tonight’s Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Sho of Ellen DeGeneresMagic wand Late night with Seth Meyers, and appeared alongside Sir Elton John on his Apple Music Rocket Hour radio show.
BENEE WORLD TOUR 2022 – NEW ZEALAND SHOWS
Tickets for all new shows go on sale at 11 a.m. on November 26
Trafalgar Center, Nelson – February 25 (previously August 14)
Town Hall, Dunedin – February 27 (New show)
ILT Stadium Southland, Invercargill – March 1 (previously August 12)
Town Hall, Auckland – March 3 (New show)
Globox Arena, Claudelands, Hamilton – March 4 (previously August 28)
Anderson Park, Wellington – March 5 (New show)
Trustpower Baypark Arena, Tauranga – March 6 (previously August 20)
Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North – March 11 (previously August 7)
Pettigrew Green Arena, Napier – March 12 (previously August 21)
TSB Stadium, New Plymouth – March 13 (previously August 6)