Global rap powerhouse and singer-songwriter The Kid LAROI today announces an enormous national Australian stadium tour for February 2024. Armed with his voraciously anticipated debut studio album THE FIRST TIME, which was officially unveiled last week, LAROI’s forthcoming national tour will also mark the Sydney-hailing superstar’s first-ever stadium tour on home soil.
Presented by TEG Live, this mammoth Aussie run will commence in Melbourne on February 2 at AAMI Park, before traversing iconic stadiums across Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and the Gold Coast, as well as an appearance at Auckland’s Spark Arena on February 5. Expanding on the homegrown hero’s first-ever headline Australian tour in 2022, which saw LAROI add multiple extra arena shows due to overwhelming demand, these colossal upcoming 2024 shows will also give his legion of fans a chance to witness some of LAROI’s most iconic hits from his 2021 ARIA Award-winning collab with Justin Bieber, Stay, to his near on 1 billion streamed smash, Without You, to his genre-blurring 2022 track Thousand Miles, and his 2023 chart-burner Love Again. The tour will also showcase LAROI’s most nuanced and compelling material to date in the form of his brand new album THE FIRST TIME, boasting 20 new songs from the revered Aussie export alongside his trademark amalgamation of hip hop, pop, alternative and indie flavours.
Ecstatic to return home once again for his biggest Australian shows to date in 2024, LAROI shares, “I’m so excited to be coming back home in February! I felt so much love from the fans on last year’s tour – it’s something I’ll never forget. I can’t wait for you to all see this new show – we’ve taken things to a whole new level. I love you and I’ll see you all really soon.”
A maiden full-length album from The Kid LAROI, aka Charlton Kenneth Jeffrey Howard, THE FIRST TIME follows on from the rapper’s debut 2020 mixtape F*ck Love, with LAROI rebranding his sound into a style befitting of his international celebrity status, while also ultimately serving up one of the most anticipated albums of 2023. Featuring guest appearances from Jungkook and Central Cee on the single Too Much, Baby Drill and Future on What’s the Move?, Robert Glasper and YoungBoy Never on Call Me Instead, and D4vd on The Line, THE FIRST TIME is a technicolour celebration of collaboration and unwavering creativity, traversing the famed Kamilaroi artist’s professional and creative journey, catapulting to stardom alongside his earlier work with Juice Wrld, the 2021 smash single Stay alongside Justin Bieber, and the mixtape that started it all, F*ck Love in 2020.
In a swelteringly short space of time, LAROI has taken the world by storm, with two nominations in 2022 at the Grammy Awards, for Best New Artist and also for his work on Justin Bieber’s sixth full length Justice, three wins and multiple nominations at the ARIA Music Awards, Billboard Award wins, and a National Indigenous Music Award alongside his ever-expanding repertoire, as well as his dominating online and pop culture presence. Currently in command of over 38 million monthly listeners on Spotify, over 2 billion views on YouTube, a single, Forever & Again, featured on the official soundtrack for the defining cinematic moment of 2023, Barbie, and a recent North American run alongside Lil Baby, LAROI’s effortless talent and raw charisma is only matched by his enamouring onstage presence; a fact which permeates vividly whether LAROI is performing at the likes of Coachella or commanding a stadium crowd for his own sold out headline shows. And with over 18 months now chalked up since his last performances on home soil, 2024 is set to fittingly celebrate THE FIRST TIME for the very first time in a run of unforgettable nights across Australia.
THE FIRST TIME is out now via Columbia/Sony Music Australia.
THE KID LAROI THE FIRST TIME AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2024
FRI 16 FEB | COMMBANK STADIUM, SYDNEY NSW | ALL AGES
General tickets on sale Monday 20 November from 10am local time.
A Telstra Plus 24 Hour Member pre-sale Sydney tix 10am, Thursday 16 November – 10am, Friday 17 November (AEDT).
Tickets to THE FIRST TIME Australian tour go on sale Monday November 20.