Almost two years since the bright lights of Australia’s arenas were switched off as the pandemic struck, Entertainment Icon, Hip-Hop legend and one of the world's most recognised artists Snoop Dogg has officially unveiled plans for a run of major, indoor arena shows around the country in 2022.
Snoop Dogg, who hasn’t performed in Australia since 2014 when he headlined the Big Day Out, will return to Australian shores in October 2022 for his ‘I WANNA THANK ME’ tour, which will see the West Coast rap legend celebrate the release of his 17th album ‘I Wanna Thank Me’, and documentary of the same name, released in 2019.
The tour kicks off at Perth’s RAC Arena in Perth on 26 October 2022 and then heads to Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on 28 October 2022, Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on 29 October before wrapping up at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on 1 November 2022.
Pre-sale tickets will be available via Telstra Plus™ from Friday 10 September, 12noon (local time). General Public tickets go on sale from Monday 13 September, 4pm (local time) at Ticketek.
While the ‘I Wanna Thank Me’ documentary celebrates 25 years of Snoop Dogg – a career that has seen the Doggfather cement his undisputed influence on music with chart-topping, multi-platinum records, while also solidifying his importance as a cultural icon, actor and businessman – the upcoming Australian tour will be all about the music!
The tour also marks an important milestone for the newly formed partnership between TEG MJR and Snoop Dogg; In March 2021, TEG MJR signed an exclusive deal with Snoop Dogg, covering all his international shows (excluding North America) for the next 5 years.
Hailed by Rolling Stone as ‘America’s Most Lovable Pimp; a hip-hop star that has survived gangsta rap, charmed Hollywood and won over soccer moms – a hip-hop family man who’s evolved from consummate thug to ultimate mack’, Snoop Dogg remains one of the most important figures in music, almost three decades into his career.
He’s roasted Donald Trump on national television, baked brownies with Martha Stewart and collaborated with a list of celebrities that includes (but isn’t limited to) 2Pac, Pharrell Williams, Dr Dre, Eminem, Warren G, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and more.
Despite immediately turning heads with his appearance on Dr. Dre’s iconic album The Chronic in 1992, few could have predicted the meteoric rise of the California local; 17 studio albums, 17 Grammy nominations and tens of millions of record sales, plus appearances in acclaimed movies and TV shows and his own burgeoning cannabis business.
From playing piano at his local baptist church in Long Beach, to becoming one of the world's most recognised, revered and respected artists….and he’s not even close to retiring. Get ready for Snoop Dogg Australia!
'I WANNA THANK ME' AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2022
Telstra Plus™ pre-sale
Friday 10 September, 12noon (local time) – Monday 13 September, 12noon (local time)
General Public on sale
Monday 13 September, 4pm (local time)
WEDNESDAY 26 OCTOBER – RAC ARENA – PERTH, WA
FRIDAY 28 OCTOBER – QUDOS BANK ARENA – SYDNEY, NSW
SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER – ROD LAVER ARENA – MELBOURNE, VIC
TUESDAY 01 NOVEMBER – BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE – BRISBANE, QLD