Australian singer-songwriter Troye Sivan has some exciting news for fans! The 22-year-old will be headlining his 27-city “Bloom” tour this fall in support of his upcoming album of the same name, which is set to be released on August 31.
The U.S. leg will follow the album release, kicking off on September 21 in Irving, Texas at the Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory. From there, Sivan will hit several major cities including Miami, Atlanta, Charlotte, New York, Boston, Detroit, and Denver. The U.S. leg of the tour will wrap in Seattle, Washington on November 7 at the Paramount Theatre.
German singer-songwriter Kim Petras, well-known for her hit single “I Don’t Want It At All,” will act as an opener for the entire tour, while R&B singer Leland and 18-year-old pop singer Carlie Hanson are slated to support on select dates.
Ahead of the tour, Sivan has two live shows this summer. He will appear at Pittsburgh Pride on June 8 and at Pennsylvania's Hersheypark Stadium for Show of the Summer.
Sivan recently performed his single "My, My, My!" with Taylor Swift at the Rose Bowl. Earlier this year, he made his Saturday Night Live debut, performing the Bloom single "The Good Side."
His last headlining tour was in 2016 for the "Suburbia Tour", which featured Dua Lipa as his opening act.
Who Is Troye Sivan?
Troye Sivan Mellet was born in Johannesburg, South Africa before he moved to Perth, Western Australia when he was two years old due to rising crime. Sivan is openly gay, and he came out publicly via YouTube in 2013 (he had come out to his family three years prior). Sivan has a strong YouTube presence, having started out singing on the site in 2007. Today, his channel is the third most subscribed channel in Australia.
His music career started in 2006 when he sang a duet with Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian at the Channel Seven Perth Telethon. Sivan also made it to the finals of the StarSearch television show in 2007.
Sivan released a five-song EP titled TRXYE in 2014, which debuted at number one on iTunes in over 55 countries and at number five on the Billboard 200. The song “Happy Little Pill” peaked at number 10 on the charts, becoming certified gold. Sivan put out his debut album, Blue Neighborhood, in 2015. Held up by the hit single “Youth,” which peaked at number 23 on the Top 40 chart, the album helped put him on the map as a rising star. He collaborated with DJ Martin Garrix to produce the song “There For You” in 2017.
In January 2018, Sivan released the single "My My My!", along with an accompanying music video. He confirmed that his new sophomore album, Bloom, was inspired by his boyfriend, an American model named Jacob Bixenman.
Sivan's favorite artists include Amy Winehouse, Taylor Swift and Lorde. He also cites Michael Jackson and Frank Ocean as additional sources of inspiration.