Khalid announces his biggest UK and European tour to date

Young, dumb and on the road...

Khalid has announced details of his biggest European tour to date – taking in a selection of arenas across the UK and the continent.

The Grammy winning star hits the road in September and October 2019 in support of his second album ‘Free Spirit‘, which arrived last Friday.

Full dates can be seen in full below, ahead of tickets going on sale this Friday (April 12) at 10AM.

SEPTEMBER

9 – Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg
11 – Hovet, Stockholm
13 – Spektrum, Oslo
14 – Royal Arena, Copenhagen
17 – O2 Arena, London
20 – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
21 – Genting Arena, Birmingham
22 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
24 – 3Arena, Dublin
25 –  SSE Arena, Belfast
28 – Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt
29 – Lotto Arena, Frankfurt

OCTOBER

1 – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
2 – Kopi Arena, Oberhausen
4 – Olympia, Paris
6 – Rockhal, Luxembourg
8 – Samsung Hall, Zurich
9 – Zenith, Munich

In a two-star verdict of Khaled’s latest, NME said that the record is “a long way from the free spirit his album title suggests”.

“There are some appealing synth-led hooks, such as those that grace ‘Better’, ‘Don’t Pretend’ and ‘Saturday Nights’, and ‘Free Spirit’ will undoubtedly emerge as a commercial success. But it is difficult not to yearn for the purity of ‘American Teen’, which leant in similar musical direction, but rarely appeared contrived in its vulnerability,” stated our review.

“If Khalid aimed for greater personality and darkness on ‘Free Spirit’, that honesty is often lost in overproduction, both in the music and in his lyricism. It is listenable, summery and occasionally thought-provoking, but tired in its laboured pushes for emotional sincerity. That funk-infused track shows Khalid can be a laugh when he wants to be, though he’s a long way, sonically, from being the free spirit his album title suggests.”