UPDATE: Nicki Minaj has postponed her upcoming New Zealand and Australian tour dates now to November/December 2012.
"Nicki Minaj's Australian & New Zealand tour, previously announced for September - October this year and due to go on general sale today, will now take place during November/December 2012. The changes have become necessary due to international scheduling conflicts that also effect Nicki's European dates.
We are currently working with Nicki to finalise the routing for her rescheduled Australian & New Zealand dates, and expect to be announcing details of the tour itinerary and the on-sale dates shortly.
We are working to bring Nicki Minaj back to Australia, and to NZ for the first time, and will advise more news as soon as possible. Live Nation and Nicki Minaj sincerely apologize for the delay, but be reassured that Nicki Minaj will be touring here during 2012."
After jumping the gun with a Twitter announcement recently, NICKI MINAJ has now officially released full details about her upcoming New Zealand 'Pink Friday Reloaded Tour' date.
Minaj with special-guest TYGA will play Auckland's Vector Arena on Friday, September 28th.
Tickets will go on sale from midday on Friday, August 3rd.
My Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the exclusive pre-sale window, beginning 10.00am on Friday, July 27th.
"Nicki Minaj, the Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer-songwriter, raised in Queens NYC, is a global sensation. Her worldwide album sales exceed three million; she has close to 20 million Facebook ‘Likes’ and an unbelievable 13 million-plus Twitter followers.
Based on a strong reputation rapidly built through mix-tapes and guest appearances, Minaj’s debut ‘Pink Friday’ was one of the most anticipated albums of 2010 and it did not disappoint. Featuring cuts ‘Your Love’, ‘Right Thru Me’, ‘Moment 4 Life’, and ‘Check It Out’ featuring Will.I.Am, ‘Pink Friday’ was certified platinum a month after its release and soon reached Billboard’s #1 spot.
The now multi-platinum debut ‘Pink Friday’ boasts the most charted singles by any female rap album in Billboard history, while Minaj herself became the first artist to have seven singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart simultaneously. Garnering a MTV Video Award, two American Music Awards and three Grammy Awards nominations, it was no surprise Billboard named Nicki Minaj their 2011 Rising Star.
Nicki Minaj’s sophomore album, ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’, released April this year, is home to the multi-platinum mega-smash ‘Starships’, ‘Right by My Side’ featuring Chris Brown, ‘Beez In The Trap’ and the infectious ‘Pound The Alarm’.
Joining Nicki Minaj at all shows will be special guest TYGA. Hailing from infamous Compton, performances and mix-tapes built a buzz around Tyga. With the help of Gym Class Hero Travis McCoy, and following a performance on 2007’s MTV Video Music Awards alongside Fall Out Boy and Lil Wayne, Tyga soon released his debut album. 2008’s ‘No Introduction’ features single ‘Coconut Juice’ and Lil Wayne.
VIBE magazine declared him as “one of the best undiscovered rappers in America”.
This February Tyga delivered his highly anticipated follow-up album, ‘Careless: Rise of The Last King’. The album, featuring tracks ‘Far Away’, ‘Rack City’, ‘Faded’ featuring Lil Wayne, ‘For The Fame’ featuring Chris Brown - and ‘Muthaf**ka Up’ featuring the one and only Nicki Minaj – peaked at #1 on Billboard’s R&B Album and Top Rap Album charts, and #4 in the Billboard 200."
NICKI MINAJ with special-guest TYGA.
AUCKLAND - VECTOR ARENA - FRIDAY, 28TH SEPTEMBER.
TICKETS ON SALE MIDDAY FRIDAY, AUGUST 3RD.
My Live Nation Member pre-sales begin 10.00am Friday, July 27th.
Tickets available through Ticketmaster (09) 970 9700 www.ticketmaster.co.nz
Watch Nicki Minaj performing 'Starships' live below...