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Lewis Capaldi has added two new shows to his tour of Australia and New Zealand in 2023 – tickets are on sale now.
The Scottish singer-songwriter had previously scheduled six Australasian arena dates mid-next year, which has since expanded to eight. The tour will now begin with a newly-announced show at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on July 7 – a day before the original (and now sold-out) Sydney date, also at the same venue. Tickets for the new show will go on sale from 9am on Friday November 4.
After tickets originally went on sale last week, the first Melbourne show – scheduled for July 15 at Rod Laver Arena – sold out. Capaldi has since added a second one, taking place July 14 at the same venue. Tickets for that show, as well as the other dates in Perth, Adelaide, Auckland and Wellington, are on sale now.
Capaldi’s 2023 tour is in support of his forthcoming album, ‘Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent’. The tour will mark his first Australian shows since the 2019/2020 new-year period, when he performed as part of the Falls Festival line-up and played a handful of headline shows, following up his 2018 debut as part of the Splendour in the Grass bill.
‘Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent’, Capaldi’s second studio album, was announced last month after being previewed with lead single ‘Forget Me’ in September, which arrived alongside a music video that recreated Wham!’s ‘Club Tropicana’ clip. The follow-up to his 2019 debut, ‘Divinely Uninspired To a Hellish Extent’, will arrive on May 19, 2023.
“I felt like I was sounding better because I was just chilled out in my own gaff,” Capaldi said of the forthcoming record in a statement. “Also, a lot of this record was made with most of the same people who I worked with on the first one: TMS, Phil Plested, Nick Atkinson and Edd Holloway. At least one of them is on almost every song.”
He added: “I don’t want to create a new sound for myself, or reinvent myself. The songs I want to write are emotional songs, about love or loss.”
Lewis Capaldi’s 2023 Australian tour dates are:
Friday 7 – Sydney, Qudos Bank Arena – NEW SHOW
Saturday 8 – Sydney, Qudos Bank Arena – SOLD OUT
Tuesday 11 – Perth, RAC Arena
Thursday 13 – Adelaide, Entertainment Centre
Friday 14 – Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena – NEW SHOW
Saturday 15 – Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena – SOLD OUT
Tuesday 18 – Auckland, Spark Arena
Wednesday 19 – Wellington, TSB Arena