Lizzo Concert Special Coming To HBO Max On New Year’s Eve
A new concert special from hip-hop superstar Lizzo is set to debut on HBO Max on New Year’s Eve.
HBO Max announced that it will premiere Lizzo: Live in Concert on Saturday, December 31. The Max Original concert is produced by Done+Dusted and was filmed during the singer’s ‘Special Tour’ earlier this month at the iconic Kia Forum in Inglewood, California.
Lizzo was joined by her band The Lizzbians and The Little Bigs, The Big Grrrls and special guests Cardi B, SZA and Missy Elliott for a “spectacular show filled with lots of love, positivity and incredible music.”
Sam Wrench helmed the concert film, which was produced by Kevin Beisler, while Lizzo served as an executive producer for her company Lizzobangers alongside Ian Stewart, Leah Lane and Hamish Hamilton for Done+Dusted.
Recently, it was also announced that Lizzo and Queens Of The Stone Age will be performing at Poland’s Open’er Festival 2023.
Lizzo will be headlining the Wednesday night of Open’er, which will mark her first ever live performance in Poland, while Queens Of The Stone Age will be playing on the Friday. Arctic Monkeys, OneRepublic and Nothing But Thieves have already been confirmed for the line-up of Open’er, which will take place in Gdynia, on the north coast of Poland, from 28 June 28 – 1 July 2023.
The star also recently completed a North American tour in support of her new album Special, bringing out Missy Elliott and Cardi B to perform Tempo and Rumors respectively on the last night at LA’s Kia Forum. A second North American leg scheduled for next spring was announced shortly afterwards. She will also be touring the UK and Europe in February and March next year with Joy Crookes supporting.
An HBO documentary about Lizzo’s life and rise to fame, Love Lizzo, debuted on 24 November. It shows footage of the singer during her formative years in which she explains that, for a long time, she didn’t feel confident enough to think one day she could be performing songs on a stage for thousands of people.