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SZA Returning To New Zealand In July

SZA Returning To New Zealand In July

Monday 15th April, 2019 12:56PM

US RnB star SZA is the latest international artist confirmed to be performing a New Zealand sideshow to their upcoming appearance at Australia's Splendour In The Grass mega-festival this July, with other local headline events featuring Russ, Foals, Little Simz and Phony Ppl. SZA was in Auckland last year touring her breakthrough 2017 collection Ctrl, her star has risen even further since then – dropping joint releases with the likes of Donald Glover, as well as her acclaimed collaborative single with Kendrick Lamar 'All The Stars' for the Black Panther film soundtrack. SZA's return to our shores is guaranteed to be a massive event, if you're at all keen you better not sleep on this one...

Friday 26th July - Spark Arena, Auckland

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Experience the video for SZA's single 'Love Galore (Official Music Video)' ft. Travis Scott, from Ctrl...

Watch the clip for Kendrick Lamar and SZA's 'All The Stars'...

Press release:

SZA has confirmed one massive headline show in New Zealand after she headlines Splendour In The Grass in Australia. SZA will perform one show only at Auckland’s Spark Arena on Friday July 26.

Influenced by avant-garde jazz, alternative rock, and hardcore rap, American singer/songwriter SZA has become one of the most seminal voices in modern R&B, a genre-blurring force akin to contemporaries such as Jorja Smith, Solange, H.E.R., Kehlani and Brent Faiyaz.

The five-time Grammy Award nominee first entered the scene in 2012 with the critically-acclaimed EP, “See.SZA.Run”, consecutively followed by ‘Sand Z’ to rave reviews. Her major-label debut record “Ctrl” helped SZA score the most nominations of any female artist at the 2018 Grammy awards. Certified RIAA Platinum, the record deservingly landed #1 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chat, #2 on the R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and #3 on the Billboard 200 chart – revered for its law and honest lyricism by fans and media alike. Locally, “Ctrl” tracks ‘Love Galore’ ft. Travis Scott achieved gold certification whilst ‘The Weekend’ claimed platinum status certification.

SZA’s polished artistry and songwriting talents extend far beyond her own projects. Her collaboration with Kendrick Lamar on “All The Stars” for the 2018 blockbuster film Black Panther, garnered more than 20 nominations, including ‘Best Original Song’ at the Golden Globe Awards, along with ‘Song of the Year’, ‘Best Rap/Sung Performance’, ‘Best Song Written for Visual Media’ and ‘Record of the Year’ at this year’s Grammy Awards.”

In 2018, SZA made her New Zealand debut with a single SOLD OUT Auckland show and left local audiences craving more. SZA’s return down under for this year’s Splendour In The Grass is complimented by her only New Zealand headline show in Auckland at Spark Arena on Friday July 26.


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Fri 26th Jul 8:00pm
Spark Arena, Auckland