Khalid brings American Teen Tour to NZ shores this November

Wednesday 16 August 2017

Khalid brings American Teen Tour to NZ shores this November

Experience the hypnotic charm of American R&B singer Khalid as he steps on the Auckland stage this November.

Captivating the crowd from the first beat of his band, Khalid produces a performance usually found in artists with decades of experience. The Georgia-born artist is heading to Kiwi soil in celebration of his 'American Teen' album.

“With this album, I want to show everyone it's okay to have emotions, it's okay to be happy, and it's okay to be sad,” he concludes. "I'm throwing everything I've ever been through on the table. I'm giving everyone my take on high school and life."

The New York Times recently praising his voice as not only powerful "but one with internal grace and calm."

Khalid's knack for encapsulating a moment so beautifully in music could possibly be traced to his nomadic childhood. With his mum serving in the military as a singer in the Army Band, he spent most of his childhood moving from state-to-state and a six-year stint in Germany, before settling more permanently in El Paso, Texas. Throughout, his family proved to be a major musical influence, his mum always singing classics by Brandy, SWV and Destiny's Child around the house. With his mother's passion for music as a foundation, he began building toward what would his extraordinary 2017 release, American Teen.

Included on pretty much every "Artists to Watch in 2017", Khalid is no stranger to the limelight. With its dreamy production and smooth, soulful vocals, his first single 'Location' has garnered more than 227 million Spotify streams and latest single 'Young Dumb & Broke' has in excess of 57 million plays. Earlier this year, Khalid toured across America and Europe, selling out every single date before his album had even dropped.

Witness this superstar on the rise as he captivates hearts this November.