Olivia Rodrigo Announces World Tour For 2022

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If there’s been only one breakout star in 2021, it must be Olivia Rodrigo. Embodying a sense of teenage rage to rival Hayley Williams circa 2007, combined with a revitalised y2k aesthetic, the 18-year-old has etched her name into pop-culture history with the success of her debut album, Sour.

It was only a matter of time before Rodrigo announced a tour to complement her album, and so fans will be pleased to hear of the star’s recent confirmation. The Sour Tour is due to commence in April 2022, with 48 shows across North America and Europe.

Whilst a global tour may feel like an inevitability for the teenager, given the commercial and critical success of her existing catalogue, music was not actually Rodrigo’s first professional endeavour. 

Rodrigo initially found fame with the Disney+ series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, starring as protagonist Nini Salazar-Roberts. By nature of her character’s storyline – the little girl with the big voice – a professional musical career seemed like the natural next step for the actress. Unlike previous Disney graduates, however, Rodrigo managed to craft a music career with songwriting as her primary vehicle. Her individual vocal breakout occured with the inclusion of ‘All I Want’ in the show’s soundtrack, sung by her character in the series. 

The subsequent release of ‘drivers license’ was a breakthrough moment for the artist, which saw Rodrigo present herself to the world as a candidate for superstardom. Subsequent releases ‘deja vu’ and ‘good 4 u’ demonstrated what we now understand to be the two sides of Rodrigo’s artistry – full-frontal emotional vulnerability, and a genuine coolness rooted in teen angst. 

What was originally planned to be an EP flourished into Rodrigo’s full-length debut album. Sour has since skyrocketed to the top of the charts globally, and has contributed to Rodrigo’s receipt of seven nominations at the 64th Grammy Awards.

Though Billboard had initially reported an inevitable delay to a potential tour due to Rodrigo’s acting commitments with Disney, fans will not have to wait much longer to see Rodrigo live in their city. Her first concert tour will, undoubtedly, be an intimate viewing, with most of her UK shows taking place at venues with maximum capacities of roughly 3,000 to 5,000.

Tickets for the Sour Tour are open for general sale from 9am (GMT) on Friday 10 December 2021.

Tour Dates:

04-02 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
04-05 Portland, OR – Theater of the Cloud
04-06 Seattle, WA – WAMU Theater
04-07 Vancouver, British Columbia – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
04-09 Salt Lake City, UT – UCCU Center
04-11 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
04-12 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
04-14 Minneapolis, MN – Armory
04-15 Chicago, IL -Aragon Ballroom
04-16 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
04-19 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
04-20 Chesterfield, MO – The Factory
04-22 Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Icon Music Center
04-23 Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre
04-26 New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
04-27 New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
04-29 Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall
04-30 Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall
05-03 Boston, MA – Roadrunner
05-04 Washington, D.C. – Anthem
05-06 Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia
05-07 Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia
05-09 Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
05-10 Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry House
05-12 Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
05-13 Austin, TX – Moody Amphitheater
05-14 Irving, TX – Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
05-17 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
05-18 San Diego, CA – The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
05-20 Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea
05-21 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
05-24 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
05-25 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
06-11 Hamburg, Germany – Stadtpark
06-13 Berlin, Germany – Verti Music Hall
06-15 Zurich, Switzerland – Halle 622
06-16 Milan, Italy – Fabrique
06-18 Cologne, German – Palladium
06-19 Brussels, Belgium – Forest National
06-21 Paris, France – Zénith
06-22 Amsterdam, Netherlands – AFAS Live
06-29 Cork, Ireland – Live at the Marquee
06-30 Dublin, Ireland – Fairview Park
07-02 Glasgow, Scotland – O2 Academy Glasgow
07-03 Manchester, England – O2 Apollo Manchester
07-04 Birmingham, England – O2 Academy Birmingham
07-06 London, England – Eventim Apollo
07-07 London, England – Eventim Apollo

Words by Aisha Sembhi


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