Homegrown indie-pop superstar BENEE is capping off a huge two years with the announcement of a mega 40 show world tour in 2022 – and she’s announcing some pretty special New Zealand dates as part of it.
As well as rescheduling her previous New Zealand tour dates (originally pencilled for February and March), BENEE is also adding new shows to her already sprawling list of shows across Aotearoa.
BENEE will visit every corner of the country, hitting ten different towns and cities joined by special guests, There’s A Tuesday. Following the success of her October 2020 tour, BENEE recognised that fans outside the main centres don’t often get the opportunity to experience full-scale pop concerts in their own backyards. From February 2022, she will bring her trademark infectious energy to crowds across Aotearoa (and the world).
It has been a huge two years for BENEE –her breakout hit ‘Supalonely’ has taken the world by storm thanks to eager fans across social media. She backed it up with the release of her debut album Hey u x at the end of 2020, and a string of collaborations, covers, and a new single leading her through 2021.
Add to that, performances on a string of major television shows including The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Late Night With Seth Meyers, and alongside Elton John on his Apple Music Rocket Hour radio show.
She was also named Apple Up Next Artist July 2020, nominated for MTV VMA “Push Best New Artist” 2020, MTV EMA “Best Push” Artist 2020, E! People’s Choice Awards New Artist of 2020, and has collected seven New Zealand Aotearoa Music Awards in the past two years and is nominated in a further three categories in the 2021 awards.
BENEE 2022 New Zealand Tour Dates
- February 27, 2022, – Town Hall, Dunedin
- March 3, 2022, – Town Hall, Auckland
- March 5, 2022, – Anderson Park, Wellington
Tickets go on sale Friday 26 November @ 11am (NZDT)
I am beyond excited to announce that my 2022 WORLD TOUR KICKS OFF IN NZ in Feb next year!!!!!!!!! It’s been such a long time coming and we’ve lived through a lot in these weird times, but shows starting up again has rly got everyone sososososo happyyy!!!! I can’t wait to get back out there and meet all of u and play a bunch of new musiiiiiicccc!BENEE
I AM SO READY TO TOUR!! Doing shows with my band is the best thing and I have missed it so badly this year. Waiting, rescheduling, waiting again has been incredibly difficult.
BENEE’s dreamy alt pop mixes her deeply heartfelt reflections on life in suburban Auckland, New Zealand, with offbeat and often whimsical lyrical encounters with zombies and snails, all produced with a technicolour ear for cooked beats and unpredictable hooks.
The album features guest appearances from the likes of Grimes, Lilly Allen, Gus Dapperton and Muroki, and was listed as one of Billboard’s 25 Best Pop Albums of 2020.
Alongside this announcement of BENEE’s huge 2022 world tour, we can also expect a forthcoming EP – so fans might get the chance to hear even more new music when these tour dates roll around.
BENEE New Zealand Tour Ticket Info:
My Ticketmaster Presale: Thursday 25 November @ 10am until Friday 26 November @ 10am
Live Nation Presale: Thursday 25 November @ 10am until Friday 26 November @ 10am
General Public Onsale: Friday 26 November @ 11am
BENEE will bring her 2022 World Tour to New Zealand in February and March 2022. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.co.nz
Make it VIP?
You can level up your night, with this special VIP package.
A message from the promoter: “Due to on-going uncertainty with Covid-19, and with the health and safety of Benee, our crew, and you – our VIP patrons – in mind, we have had to change the Meet & Greet with Benee component of the VIP package to a Q&A with Benee to minimise any chance of potentially spreading the virus and putting the tour as a whole at risk.“
Q&A with BENEE VIP Experience
- One (1) General Admission standing ticket (reserved seat in New Plymouth)
- Access to a pre-show Q&A with Benee
- Group photo opportunity*
- Early Entry onto the floor before the general public
- Exclusive tour gift
- Early access to merchandise stand**
- Priority Entry into the venue
- Designated VIP check-in and onsite staff
*Benee will be onstage for the photo, with VIP patrons on the floor **Venue dependent
To my VIP fans, I am sorry that we have to tweak the package a little bit, but I am still so excited to see all your faces and for us to have some fun with the Q&A. Please send through any questions you might have and I look forward to answering the best ones when I see you all soon.BENEE
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Top tips for getting tickets to BENEE’s New Zealand tour!
When is BENEE touring New Zealand?
BENEE will bring her 2022 World Tour to New Zealand in February and March 2022. Her tour dates include:
- Sunday 27 February 2022 – Town Hall, Dunedin
- Thursday 3 March 2022 – Town Hall, Auckland
When do tickets for BENEE’s New Zealand tour go on sale?
Tickets for BENEE’s 2022 New Zealand tour dates go on sale to the general public from Friday 26 November @ 11am.
A My Ticketmaster Presale for Ticketmaster Members will take place from Thursday 25 November @ 10am until Friday 26 November @ 10am.
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Are there VIP packages available for BENEE’s New Zealand Tour?
Yes – there will be a special VIP Q&A session with BENEE available for her New Zealand tour dates. See above for all inclusions.
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We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again: BENEE will bring her 2022 World Tour to New Zealand in March and April 2022. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.co.nz.