The Wisconsin Union Theater is thrilled to announce that Lizzo will perform in Shannon Hall on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017, at 8:00 pm. Pricing is as follows: UW-Madison students are $14, Union Members and Non-UW Students are $25 and $18, UW Faculty and Staff are $20, and the general public are $25. Tickets can be purchased on our website, at the Memorial Union box office or by calling 608-265-ARTS.
Wordsmith, vocalist, feminist: Lizzo is one of music's most powerful up-and-comers. From her upbeat pop anthems to outspoken social activism, the flautist and rapper is unlike any pop artist today. Combining chart-toppers, gospel influence and reflections of hip hop, her unique discography is matched only by her unapologetic stage presence. Former TIME Musical Act to Watch, the honest entertainer has formed a devoted fan base through her advocacy and uncommon talent.
Originating in soul-pop, Lizzo's pop/R&B debut was met with immediate success. After a tour with Har Mar Superstar and appearances on the late night TV circuit including The Late Show With David Letterman, she released two more studio albums. Her first major-label EP, Coconut Oil, has made her a household name among Instagram followers and young audiences. With a feel-good composition focusing on self-love, the rapper-singer has been called "the new queen of body-positive self-acceptance anthems” (Entertainment Weekly).
Lizzo's collaboration with Grammy-nominated producer Ricky Reed (Jason Derulo, Fifth Harmony) has catapulted her to the top of viral charts. Says AM New York, "This is singalong music, the type worthy of hairbrush microphones and dancing in front of the mirror." Her 2017 tour is already selling out around the country, and her new single "Water Me" has kept her trending on YouTube and Spotify.
This performance is presented by the Wisconsin Union Theater’s Performing Arts Committee and the Wisconsin Arts Board. This concert was supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Media sponsor is WORT 89.9.