Release - SZA adds Tampa date to highly successful 'The S.O.S. Tour'
April 11, 2023
Contact: Kelsey Coary (813.301.6651, firstname.lastname@example.org)
SZA ADDS TAMPA DATE TO HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL ‘THE S.O.S. TOUR‘
For approved artist images and hi-res tour art, please download HERE.
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 14 at noon
TAMPA, FL – Following her incredibly successful 17-city sold out run, Grammy award-winning music trendsetter and icon SZA will continue her touring trek by adding a stop at Tampa’s AMALIE Arena on Friday, Sept. 22 at 8:00 p.m.
The 2023 tour follows SZA’s hugely successful sophomore album, SOS, which was released in December and earned the superstar the record for the largest streaming week for an R&B album in the United States. The album also claimed 10 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, the most among albums by women in seven years.
During the first run of The S.O.S. Tour earlier this year, SZA gave unforgettable performances night after night. The platinum recording artist performed classics like “Love Galore” and “The Weekend” in addition to newer mega-hits such as “Kill Bill” and “Shirt.” Fans also got to experience special performances from several surprise guests including Phoebe Bridgers, Cardi B, Summer Walker, Lizzo and more.
WATCH THE TOUR RECAP FROM LEG 1 HERE
Here are some photos from the leg one tour kick off in Columbus, Ohio, free for your use.
IMAGES | Photo credit: Tim Norris/Getty Images
The S.O.S. Tour marked SZA’s first-ever arena tour and earned the superstar endless praise, with Rolling Stone noting that “SZA lives up to all the anticipation” on opening night. The New York Times called her Madison Square Garden headlining debut “vigorous, confident, theatrical and intimate — the sort of show that manages the rare trick of feeling both vibrantly communicative and also protectively insular,” while Billboard proclaimed that the performance “delivered a message that she’s truly made a next-level step in her career.”
Born in St. Louis and raised in Maplewood, New Jersey, genre-defying, and Grammy award-winning recording artist SZA released her major label debut album Ctrl (TDE/RCA) in 2017. Revered for its raw and honest lyrics, it landed at No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart, No. 2 on the R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, according to Nielsen Music. The now RIAA-certified 3x Platinum album received five Grammy nominations in 2018 and more than half the songs on Ctrl are currently certified multi-Platinum and Gold. Ctrl remains on the Billboard 200 chart since its release in 2017 and holds the record for the longest run for any Black female artist’s debut album. In 2022 alone it sold over 600,000 units and is the 10th best-selling female album this year in the country and 50th best-selling album in 2022 overall.
To close out the trying year of 2020, SZA gifted fans on Christmas Day with the hopeful track “Good Days.” Grammy nominated for Best R&B Song, the single quickly became SZA’s greatest gaining solo single release, peaking at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and marking her first time in the chart’s top 10 as the main artist. December 2021, SZA scored her second lead artist top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart with the official release of “I Hate U,” which debuted at No. 7. The song also entered at No. 1 on both Spotify and Apple Music U.S. charts and broke the record for the most streamed R&B song by a female artist on Apple Music in its first week. Fan favorite “Shirt” has garnered over 60 million streams globally since its release in October.
On Dec. 9, 2022, SZA released her long-awaited sophomore album SOS. Instantly and universally met with acclaim, SOS debuted and claimed 10 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the longest run for an album by a woman in seven years. Standout track “Kill Bill” is RIAA-certified 3x Platinum and earned the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Global 200 chart and several Apple Music and Spotify charts globally.
Currently RIAA-certified 2x Platinum, SOS includes features by Travis Scott, Don Toliver, Phoebe Bridgers and Ol’ Dirty Bastard; with production by Ctrl hitmaking collaborators ThankGod4Cody and Carter Lang, alongside Jeff Bhasker, Rob Bisel, Benny Blanco, Kenny “Babyface'' Edmonds, Emile Haynie, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, Jay Versace and more.
To this day, SZA continues to set the standard on creativity and songwriting, while shattering records with over 10 billion streams worldwide across all platforms. SZA has won various awards since the release of Ctrl including a 2022 Grammy award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Kiss Me More” with Doja Cat, Billboard Music Awards’ Top R&B Female Artist, BET Awards’ Best New Artist, BET Soul Train Awards’ Best R&B/Soul Female Artist and Best New Artist, MTV Video Music Awards’ Best Visual Effects for “All The Stars'' with Kendrick Lamar, and NAACP Image Awards’ Outstanding New Artist. In 2019, she won NAACP Image Awards’ Outstanding Duo or Group for “All The Stars” with Kendrick Lamar and Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation for the Black Panther Soundtrack. SZA also received Billboard’s 2019 Women in Music Rule Breaker award. More recently, SZA was crowned the 2023 Woman of the Year at the Billboard’s Women in Music Awards and won iHeart Radio Music Awards for R&B Artist of the Year and R&B Song of the Year for “I Hate U.”
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.
TICKETS: Tickets for this event go on sale Friday, April 14 at noon at Ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices are $35.75, $55.75, $85.75, $115.75 and $175.75. Prices do not include facility fee or service charges. Advanced parking passes are available at ParkWhiz.com. Visit amaliearena.com or call 813.301.2500 for more information.
– AMALIEArena.com –