NIGERIAN GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING GLOBAL SUPERSTAR WIZKID ANNOUNCES 2023 EUROPE DATES AND NEW SHOWS IN NORTH AMERICA
North America General Onsale Begins Friday, May 5 at 10am Local on Wizkidofficial.com
VANCOUVER, BC – DOUG MITCHELL THUNDERBIRD SPORTS CENTRE
NOVEMBER 17, 2023
Today, GRAMMY Award-winning and multi-Platinum-selling Nigerian global superstar, Wizkid, announced 2023 Europe dates and new shows in North America in support of his fifth studio album, More Love, Less Ego. Following his iconic UK show at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on July 29, the exclusive 4-city European leg, produced by Live Nation, kicks off on October 5 in Copenhagen at Royal Arena, with stops in Paris and Brussels before wrapping up in Dublin at 3Arena on October 14.
Following his European run, Wizkid will embark on his highly anticipated North America tour across seventeen cities with newly announced dates kicking off in Philadelphia, PA on November 2 and closing out in Washington, D.C. on November 30. Wizkid is also set to headline Afro Nation Miami this month on May 28.
TICKETS: See ticketing timing per market below and visit wizkidofficial.com for more information.
- EU/UK: Pre-sale opt-in’s for first access to tickets are open now. The general on sale will begin Friday, May 12 at 10 AM Local Time on com
- US/Canada: Tickets will be available starting with artist presales beginning Wednesday, May 3. Additional presales will run throughout the week ahead of general on sale beginning Friday, May 5 at 10 AM local on com
2023 EUROPE DATES:
Sat Jul 29 – London, United Kingdom – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Thu Oct 5 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
Sun Oct 8 – Paris, France – La Défense Arena
Wed Oct 11 – Brussels, Belgium – Palais 12
Sat Oct 14 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena
2023 NORTH AMERICA DATES:
Thu Nov 02 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met
Sat Nov 04 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
Sun Nov 05 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Wed Nov 08 – Montreal, QUE – Bell Centre
Thu Nov 09 – Toronto, ONT – Scotiabank Arena
Fri Nov 10 – Chicago, IL – Wintrust Arena
Sun Nov 12 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
Tue Nov 14 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
Thu Nov 16 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
Fri Nov 17 – Vancouver, BC – UBC Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
Sun Nov 19 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Wed Nov 22 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theatre
Tue Nov 21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Kia Forum
Fri Nov 24 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Sat Nov 25 – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
Tue Nov 28 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
Thu Nov 30 – Washington, D.C. – Capital One Arena
Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (aka Wizkid) began his career in music when he was just 11 years old in Lagos, Nigeria. His first record, Lil Prinz, was recorded in 2001 in collaboration with Glorious Five, a group consisting of Balogun and his friends from church. In 2006, he started pursuing music full-time, at first collaborating with various Nigerian pop acts including OJB Jezreel, Naeto C, and Banky W. By 2011, he was ready to record his debut studio album as a solo artist: Superstar was released via Empire Mates Entertainment to great critical and public acclaim across Africa, propelling him to stardom in his home country. After multiple delays and label disagreements, Balogun released his sophomore album titled Ayo in 2014. This second studio album had a multitude of guest appearances, including a spot from Femi Kuti. It also featured Balogun’s global breakthrough track “Ojuelegba.” Not only did the single cement his status as one of Nigeria’s biggest pop acts, it was also picked up and remixed by Drake and Skepta, thrusting Wizkid into the international spotlight. In return, Wizkid appeared on Drake’s 2016 smash single “One Dance.”
In March 2017, it was announced that Wizkid had signed a major deal with RCA and Sony International, which released his third LP, Sounds From the Other Side, later that year. A handful of singles appeared in advance of the album, including “Daddy Yo”, “Sweet Love” and “Come Closer”, and were successful; the latter is certified Gold in the USA and the UK .
Following his impressive international campaign, Wizkid refocused energy on his Starboy imprint in Africa. From releasing viral records like “Soco” with his affiliate acts to securing partnerships with brands such as Puma, Wizkid has solidified himself as a millennial pioneer for African entertainment. As an ode to his hometown, Wizkid released his fourth full-length project titled Made in Lagos in 2020 with guest appearances from Burna Boy, Skepta, Damian Marley, H.E.R, Ella Mai, and more. The album is the highest charting Nigerian album on the Billboard 200 of all time, the longest charting Nigerian album of the century on Billboard World Albums chart, and the first and only African album to be RIAA certified Gold in the US with half a million in sale units. Hit single “Essence” became the first Nigerian song to feature on the Billboard Hot 100 and peak #1 on US urban radio. Made in Lagos, along with his Grammy award winning feature with Beyonce and five sellout shows at the o2 Arena, prove Wizkid’s movement to be one of lasting global impact.