Following his sold-out 2017 ‘American Teen’ show in Auckland, American R&B superstar Khalid will head his way back to New Zealand, hitting Auckland’s Spark Arena yet again this November to celebrate his latest album ‘Free Spirit’. After the NZ date, he will head straight to Australia, winding up a series of shows at Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena, Adelaide Entertainment Centre and Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena.
The 21-year old artist is gearing up to break new records with his sophomore album, ‘Free Spirit’. In February, Khalid gave fans a taste of what was to come by dropping lead single ‘Talk’, co-written with Disclosure, including their own remix of the song ‘Talk’ Disclosure VIP. The song added to a stable of hits that’s truly staggering for an artist so young. The album also includes new tracks ‘Self’ and ‘My Bad’, and features special guest John Mayer on the track ‘Outta My Head’.
From 7x Platinum ‘Young Dumb & Broke’ and 3x Platinum ‘Better’, to the stack of collabs with some of the world’s biggest artists: 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’, Khalid has truly become one of the most notable names in pop today.
“I’m just one of many in that room praying his promise to return was not just talk—Khalid’s one New Zealand show was absolute perfection.” – Newshub NZ
“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
For the last two years, Khalid has taken the industry by storm—quickly becoming a household name with his multiple chart-topping tracks, internationally-acclaimed award nominations and wins, TV appearances, and brand campaigns. In 2017, Khalid won the MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist, previously awarded to the likes of Justin Bieber, Fifth Harmony, Fetty Wap and more. He has also been 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.
After breaking onto the music scene in 2016, Khalid‘s success has continued to skyrocket, with major co-signs from the likes of Elton John and Kendrick Lamar. He has made his mark through a plethora of international chart-topping singles, so it’s no surprise that in 2018, Khalid 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.
Grab your tickets now and witness this remarkable “full-bore pop star” on his epic comeback concert this November!