Rita Ora announces Phoenix world tour dates including UK arena shows

Rita launches her world tour in March 2019.

Rita Ora has announced details of a world tour in support of her upcoming album Phoenix. 

The singer kicks off her global jaunt in Melbourne on March 2019 before heading across Asia and Europe.

The tour includes seven UK arena shows, including a date at London's O2 Arena. 

In a press release, Rita said: "I’m so happy to be on tour again! Nothing makes me happier than performing and travelling to see all my fans. It will be first time performing news songs from Phoenix and I can’t wait for you to hear them! I’m looking forward to this tour so much."

Rita's long-awaited second album arrives six years after her chart-topping debut Ora. The year's in between have been rocky for the star - we looked into the journey behind her comeback here.

Ahead of the release of her new album on November 23, Rita set a new Official Chart record, surpassing Shirley Bassey and Petula Clark as the British female solo artist with the most UK Top 10 hits on the Official Singles Chart.

MORE: See where all of Rita's singles and albums have charted here

Special pre-sale tickets are available from Wednesday October 31 at 10am. General sale starts Friday, November 2 at 10am. The list of UK dates are: 

Rita Ora UK tour dates 2019:

March 1 — Melbourne, The Palais Theatre
March 2 — Sydney, Big Top
March 5 — Brisbane, Eatons Hill
March 7 — Perth, Metro City
March 10 — Manila, New Frontier Theatre
March 11 — Bangkok, Crystal Arena
March 14 — Tokyo, Zepp Divercity=
March 15 — Osaka, Zepp Namba
March 16 — Taipei, Legacy Taipei
April 23 — Oslo, Sentum Scene
April 24 — Stockholm, Berns
April 26 — Koln, Palladium
April 27 — Munich, Zenith
April 29 — Zurich, Halle 622
April 30 — Milan, Fabrique
May 2 — Paris, Le Bataclan
May 3 — Utrecht, Tivoli
May 21 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
May 22 – Bournemouth International Centre
May 24 – The O2, London
May 25 – Birmingham Arena
May 27 – Echo Arena, Liverpool
May 28 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
May 29 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow

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