For Halsey fans, the long wait is finally over as she confirms she will be coming to New Zealand first the very first time – next week.
The GRAMMY® Award-nominated, multi-platinum selling artist also confirms she will play one, very exclusive showcase – an experience that money can’t buy. Tickets are only available through the below media partners who will be announcing ticket giveaway details over the next week.
Hailed by Billboard Magazine, Forbes and MTV as “the voice of her generation,” Halsey’s rise to pop stardom has been something of a fairytale. It was just a couple of years ago that Halsey was still Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, a New Jersey teen who’d escaped her chaotic family life and suburban existence for New York, writing poetry, and scrounging money for concerts and her next slice of pizza.
Halsey went from putting songs on SoundCloud to having her first full length album, BADLANDS, certified platinum by the RIAA within one year of its release, with five Gold singles and more than 2 billion streams. She went from couch surfing to witnessing her first tour sell out in minutes to touring globally with sold out dates on five continents (including a sold-out Madison Square Garden performance) and performing for the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Norway.
And that was just 2015. To give you a further taste of her meteoric rise, here’s a quick rundown of a few of the high points from Halsey’s year of 2016. Try not to get whiplash.
January: Nominated for NME Awards’ Best New Artist
February: Releases third BADLANDS single “Colors,” video with Tyler Posey has 70M+ views
March: Featured on cover of Billboard Magazine
April: Gives “star-making” performance at Coachella, “Castle” is featured in The Huntsman: Winter’s War, performs for 3.5M viewers at MTV’s Movie Awards
May: Attends Met Gala with Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne (Public School)
June: Featured on cover of Nylon’s Music Issue
July: Featured on The Chainsmokers’ “Closer,” song is no. 1 song in the U.S. for 12 weeks
August: Performs sold-out headlining show at Madison Square Garden
Performs for 6.5M viewers at MTV’s Video Music Awards
September: Wraps yearlong global BADLANDS tour with sold out show in Singapore
October: Named to receive the Billboard Women in Music’s Rising Star Award. November: Requested by Bono to perform a duet with him on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to benefit the (RED) Foundation, performs for 8.2M viewers at the American Music Awards
December: Nominated for Grammy with The Chainsmokers for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Grammy, performs at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, graces the cover of Forbes Magazine
And now, with her sophomore album hopeless fountain kingdom released worldwide on June 2 this year, Halsey is set to acknowledge her New Zealand fans in the most personal way possible – confirming that she will visit our country for the very first time.
WATCH HALSEY PERFORM ‘NOW OR NEVER’ – NOW CERTIFIED GOLD SALES IN NEW ZEALAND – LIVE ON VEVO PRESENTS HERE