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Khalid To Shake Aussie Arenas With 'Free Spirit Tour' This November To December

Tuesday 16 April 2019

Khalid To Shake Aussie Arenas With 'Free Spirit Tour' This November To December

American R&B superstar Khalid is on his way back to Aussie shores this November through to December in support of his latest album 'Free Spirit'. He will launch the 'Free Spirit Tour' at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, then will play Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena and Adelaide Entertainment Centre next. Sydney's Qudos Bank Arena will host the final pair of shows. Before sweeping Aussie audiences off their feet though, the 21-year old artist will first be turning up in New Zealand for a pair of shows at Auckland's Spark Arena.

Following the monumental success of his debut album 'American Teen' (certified Gold in Australia), Khalid dropped 'Free Spirit' last 5 April via Sony Music as his sophomore album. In February, he gave fans a taste of what was to come by dropping lead single 'Talk', co-written with Disclosure, along with their own remix of the song called 'Talk - Disclosure VIP'. The song has added to a stable of hits that's truly staggering for an artist so young. 'Free Spirit' also includes new tracks 'Self' and 'My Bad'. The album features special guest John Mayer on the track 'Outta My Head'.

Khalid has definitely made his mark through a plethora of international chart-topping singles. From 7x Platinum 'Young Dumb & Broke' and 3x Platinum 'Better', to the stack of collabs with some of the world's biggest artists such as Normani on 'Love Lies' (5x Platinum), 6LACK and Ty Dolla $ign on 'OTW' (2x Platinum), Martin Garrix on 'Ocean' (2x Platinum), Benny Blanco and Halsey on 'Eastside', Shawn Mendes on 'Youth', Calvin Harris and Future on 'Rollin', Logic and Alessia Cara on '1-800-273-8255', and close friend Billie Eilish on 'Lovely', he has become one of the most remarkable names in pop today.

"Khalid's [performance] confirmed that he was now no longer an R&B star, or an alt-pop star, or anything else but a full-bore pop star, making young New Yorkers' dreams come true for one Saturday night." - Billboard

The last two years have seen him take the industry by storm, quickly becoming a household name with his multiple chart-topping singles, internationally-acclaimed award nominations and wins, TV appearances, and brand campaigns. In 2017, he won the MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist and featured as the face of Forever 21's Summer Digital Campaign, #F21xMusic, and Men's Line. He went on to perform on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon', 'The Ellen Degeneres Show', and 'Good Morning America' to name a few, as well as at SXSW 2017, where he won MTV's Woodie to Watch Award. In 2018, he was nominated for a whopping five Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist, and also took out 4th place in the BBC Sound of 2018 poll.

Make sure you get your hands on tickets and prepare to groove with Khalid's easygoing vocals and music this November through to December!