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Rina Sawayama Announces Debut Australian Tour For 2023

Japanese-British pop phenom Rina Sawayama has announced she’ll tour Australia and New Zealand for the first time early next year, revealing four dates for January 2023 in support of forthcoming album Hold the Girl.

The tour will kick off in Auckland on Monday, 9th January, continuing along to Sydney and Melbourne before wrapping up in Brisbane on Saturday, 14th January. See dates and venues below. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, 9th September at 9am, with a Live Nation pre-sale kicking off this Wednesday, 7th September from 9am.

Rina Sawayama – ‘This Hell’

Hold the Girl, Sawayama’s second studio album, is set to arrive on Friday, 16th September. The singer-songwriter announced the follow-up to her 2020 debut SAWAYAMA back in May alongside lead single ‘This Hell’. Since then, Sawayama has released three more singles from the album: ‘Catch Me in the Air’ in June, the record’s title track in July, and ‘Phantom’ last month.

Earlier this year, Sawayama joined Charli XCX on the single ‘Beg for You’ from the latter’s Crash LP, and Brazilian singer-songwriter and drag queen Pabllo Vittar on ‘Follow Me’. Last year saw her team up with Elton John for a new rendition of her song ‘Chosen Family’, cover Metallica‘s ‘Enter Sandman’ for The Metallica Blacklist and feature on a remix of Lady Gaga‘s Chromatica track ‘Free Woman’.

Rina Sawayama 2023 Australian and New Zealand Tour

  • Monday, 9th January – Powerstation, Auckland
  • Tickets: Live Nation
  • Thursday, 12th January – Roundhouse, Sydney
  • Tickets: Live Nation
  • Friday, 13th January – 170 Russell, Melbourne
  • Tickets: Live Nation
  • Saturday, 14th January – The Triffid, Brisbane
  • Tickets: Live Nation

Further Reading

Rina Sawayama Does It All, And Now She’s Ready To Do More

Listen To Rina Sawayama’s New Version Of ‘Chosen Family’ With Elton John

Listen To Rina Sawayama Put A Pop-Metal Spin On Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’

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