The O2 Presents Dua Lipa With First Time Award

The O2 Dua Lipa 2nd May 2022 by Luke Dyson SMAll
From left: Dukagjin Lipa, Natalie Rudland (Live Nation), Lee Laborde (Live Nation), Emma Bownes (The O2), David Bradley (WME), Dua Lipa, Christian D’Acuna (The O2), David Levy (WME), Kelly Chappel (Live Nation). (Picture by Luke Dyson)

Last week, The O2 presented Dua Lipa with a First Time Award from the venue, to mark her two sell out headline performances, May 2-3.

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The shows were part of Dua Lipa’s 2022 “Future Nostalgia” world tour, which also visited AO Arena in Manchester (April 15), Utilita Arena Birmingham (April 17), First Direct Arena Leeds (April 18), 3Arena in Dublin (April 20-21), Utilita Arena Newcastle (April 23), The OVO Hydro in Glasgow (April 24), The Motorpoint Arena Nottingham (April 26), Motorpoint Arena Cardiff (April 29), and M&S Bank Arena Liverpool (April 29).

The tour has now moved on to mainland Europe, where it will visit every major market through June, before continuing in Canada in July, and on to South America in September. November is dedicated to New Zealand and Australia.

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Dua Lipa on the cover of Pollstar (Feb. 28 issue).

Dua Lipa completed the opening leg of “Future Nostalgia” at the beginning of April after a seven-week trek through North America that brought in $40 million at the box office from 29 concerts at 28 arenas, according to Pollstar’s most recent Box Office Insider. Overall, her sold-ticket count reached 393,825, the third-highest total among all touring artists worldwide since the beginning of the year. Only Bad Bunny and Coldplay top that number – both with attendance totals over half a million.

Dua Lipa has remained a strong and steady presence on the Pollstar charts since launching the tour. She has appeared on the Artist Power Index every week since the chart debuted in February and held No. 1 for two of them. She ranked third behind Justin Bieber, and Ed Sheeran based on ticket sales, streaming, airplay and social performance at the time of writing.

Dua Lipa’s 2022 summer also includes a couple of festival headline performances, including Lollapalooza Chicago, IL, July 28-31, alongside Metallica, and J.Cole, and Firefly in Dover, DE, Sept. 22-25, alongside Halsey, My Chemical Romance, and Green Day.

The 26-year-old Londoner was Pollstar’s Feb. 28 Cover Star, where Pollstar took a deep dive into the “Future Nostalgia” world tour.

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