RAYE announces global world tour including debut Australian dates for Feb 2024

June 6 2023


“My 21st Century Blues”

triple j Feature Album

“My 21st Century Blues”

CADA Feature Project

“Escapism. ft 070 Shake”

ARIA-Accredited Double Platinum

“A matter-of-fact masterclass in poignant pop”

The Guardian

“RAYE is a true artist, someone whose worth is being recognised at the highest level”

CLASH Magazine

“One of the most ubiquitous musicians of British pop”

InStyle Australia

“RAYE remains on the cusp of the stratospheric superstardom she’s long deserved”


“Pop’s independent idol”

Time Out Magazine

“RAYE has a voice to rival Amy Winhouse and a gift for writing earworm hits”

The Daily Telegraph UK

“Britain’s next superstar. The 25-year-old has an embarrassment of gifts, at once fearlessly provocative, musically astonishing and crowd-enrapturing”

The Telegraph (5/5 Stars)

“The pop star is still basking in the glow of her triumphant decision to go independent, as this thrilling, joyous show demonstrates”

NME Magazine (4/5 Stars)

“Like FKA Twigs’s Caprisongs, Beyoncé's Renaissance, and SZA’s SOS, Raye’s My 21st Century Blues deserves to be listened to from start to finish, then again, and again”

The Independent (5/5 Stars)

“A triumph for a singer who came through in spite not because of a major label deal”

The Times (3/5 Stars)

“It’s got everything, including grandiose theatrical touches as it free-wheels through genres”

The Sun (3/5 Stars)

“Worth the wait”

The Daily Mail

“Sounds great in spatial audio!”

Tim Cook (CEO, Apple)


Presented by Handsome Tours + Laneway Presents
Proudly supported by triple j

February 1 – Forum Theatre – Naarm/Melbourne
February 7 – Enmore Theatre – Eora/Sydney

Pre-sale:  Wednesday June 7 (10 AM Local time)
General public on-sale: Friday June 9th (10 AM Local Time)

More info on Australian tour dates here.

Hot off a string of dates supporting Lewis Capaldi, Kali Uchis, and SZA this month ahead of Glastonbury Festival, global star RAYE today announces her debut headline Australian performances for February 2024, as part of her world tour across the UK, Europe, and USA. Presented by Handsome Tours and Laneway Presents and proudly supported by triple j across Australian dates, the artist pre-sale begins Wednesday, June 7 (10 AM Local time), with general public on-sale available from Friday, June 9th (10 AM Local Time). SIGN UP FOR ARTIST PRE-SALE ACCESS HERE.

In support of the news arriving in the wake of her breakthrough debut album, the south London native also shares the music video for her latest single ‘Flip A Switch.‘ joining forces with the boundary-breaking rapper Coi Leray for an adrenaline-rushing performance directed by Otis Dominique. WATCH HERE.

Industry disrupter RAYE continues to break records with her debut album, My 21st Century Blues, a decade in the making and her first as a proudly independent artist. On her own terms, RAYE gave space for listeners who have faced and overcome adversity with anthems for women in the industry in ‘Hard Out Here.‘, or stuck in the cycle of misogyny in ‘Black Mascara.‘ The deeply personal 13-track body of work recounted her own painful experiences in sexual abuse and rape most poignantly on ‘Ice Cream Man.‘, amongst tales of body dysmorphia, addiction, misogyny, and even climate change.

Her certified ARIA Double Platinum and TikTok viral hit ‘Escapism. (feat 070 Shake)‘ a no-holds-barred tale of self-medication with drink, drugs, and sex after heartbreak, changed the game entirely for RAYE. Accumulating over 458M Spotify streams, peaking at #1 in the UK and #3 in the Australian ARIA Singles Chart and triple j Hottest 100 debut at #67, the single is now certified platinum across the US, UK, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Canada, Switzerland and Austria, and Gold in Germany, Denmark, France and Italy whilst also marking her debut into the US Billboard Hot 100 chart peaking at #22 and #7 at the Billboard Global 200. Most recently the single scored the Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song.

The acclaimed, award-winning star found local support across triple j as Feature Album (“fierce talent through 13 deeply personal songs”), and CADA’s Feature Project (“The release is deep, gritty, ambitious and unapologetically RAYE; mixing catchy pop with slinky dance and R&B, she opens a window into the future of music”), amongst support across NOVA FM, KIIS, LiSTNR, InStyle Australia, Sniffers, Music Feeds, Acclaim, Purple Sneakers, RAGE and more. Following her recent ‘Flip A Switch.‘ remix with boundary-breaking rapper Coi Leray, RAYE won the BRIT Billion Award for over 1 billion streams across the UK.

Globally RAYE’s season of television performances includes Later… with Jools Holland, The Graham Norton Show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel Live! through to the BBC1 Live Lounge and NPR’s Tiny Desk; magazine covers across Cosmopolitan, Bricks, Euphoria Zine, NYLON, Wonderland, Forbes’ 30 Under 30, Time Out; countless features internationally with highlights across Rolling Stone, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, W Magazine, PAPER; and features in SKIMS New Shapewear collection alongside PinkPantheress, Ice Spice and Nessa Barrett plus international billboards for Spotify’s EQUAL campaign.

Fast cementing a legacy as an artist that can skip between genres at will – songs that flit between hip-hop, dance, and gospel and still keep their integrity – RAYE continues to own the pop game. Experience RAYE live in Australia, in February 2024 by signing up for pre-sale access now.

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