Global rap powerhouse and singer-songwriter The Kid LAROI today announces an exclusive New Zealand show at Auckland’s Spark Arena on Monday 5 February 2024 (Waitangi Day Eve).
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 LAROI’s first-ever headline show on New Zealand soil.
Presented by TEG Live, this colossal Spark Arena show will give his legion of Kiwi fans a chance to witness some of LAROI’s most iconic hits from his 2020 smash hit Without You to 2021 ARIA Award-winning collab with Justin Bieber, Stay, through to his genre-blurring smash 2022 track Thousand Miles, and his 2023 chart-burner Love Again. LAROI will also showcase his 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.
Spark customers can be amongst the first to access tickets to The Kid LAROI with an exclusive 48-hour customer pre-sale starting Thursday 16 November at [10am] local time, before general public tickets go on sale on Monday November 20 from Ticketmaster from 12pm local time.
Ecstatic to visit New Zealand in 2024 with his biggest show to date, LAROI shares, “I can’t wait to play New Zealand in February! I’ve always wanted to visit and I’m so excited to bring this new show to the NZ fans. I promise it’ll be worth the wait! I love you all and I’ll see you very 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 KID LAROI THE FIRST TIME EXCLUSIVE NZ SHOW 2024
MON 5 FEB | SPARK ARENA, AUCKLAND NZ | ALL AGES
Spark customers can be amongst the first to access tickets to The Kid LAROI with an exclusive pre-sale.
The Spark 48-hour customer pre-sale starts Thu Nov 16, 10 am.
Visit spark.co.nz/music for details.
General public tickets will go on sale on Monday 20 November at ticketmaster.co.nz
THE FIRST TIME IS OUT NOW VIA COLUMBIA RECORDS/SONY MUSIC NZ
WITH FEATURES FROM CENTRAL CEE, D4VD, FUTURE, JUNG KOOK, ROBERT GLASPER,
YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN & MORE