All the rumors are true: Lizzo is set to perform live in Miami next month for the final American Express UNSTAGED concert of 2021, Billboard can exclusively announce.
On Dec. 4 at 9 p.m. ET, Lizzo will perform a pyrotechnic set in front of a live audience that will also be livestreamed for Amex card members and fans. The announcement promises Lizzo will play “fan favorites and new songs,” likely including her most recent single, the Cardi B-featuring “Rumors,” which has so far peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
“Performing is one of the most realistic interactions of love that I get to experience with fans and to be able to close out this year with a special live American Express UNSTAGED performance for my fans all around the world is truly incredible,” Lizzo said in a statement. “Connecting authentically with my audience matters to me and I can’t wait for them to see what we have planned for this amazing performance.”
Tickets for Lizzo’s livestream — which will broadcast exclusively on LIVENow and will be available to watch on-demand for 48 hours — will be available at noon ET on Wednesday (Nov. 3). Fans can watch the livestream with up to three friends by joining a video chat and using LIVENow’s “Watch Together” feature. A limited number of American Express Platinum cardholders will be able to purchase tickets to watch the concert in person in Miami at a later date.
Lizzo is fresh off her headlining performance at San Francisco’s Outside Lands festival this past weekend, where she led concertgoers in breathing exercises, showed off her impressive flute-playing skills, and ran through her chart-topping catalog.
“American Express worked with Lizzo in 2019 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Pride in New York as well as on her ‘Cuz I Love You Too’ tour and the response was overwhelming,” said Brandy Sanders, American Express’ vice president, Global Entertainment Partnerships & Experiences. “Not only did we know, in that moment, that we had to work with her again but that we had to bring it to a global audience, which American Express UNSTAGED provides us the opportunity to do. It’s just another way we show our Card Members that music is better with Amex.”
Other American Express UNSTAGED performances this year included Maroon 5 and SZA.