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Ariana Grande Extends Tour, Is Coming Back to Phoenix

Ariana Grande is scheduled to perform on Thursday, December 12, at Talking Stick Resort Arena.
Ariana Grande is scheduled to perform on Thursday, December 12, at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Courtesy of Ariana Grande
Just weeks after playing Talking Stick Resort Arena on May 14, Ariana Grande has announced an extension to her Sweetener World Tour. She will return to Phoenix for another show at Talking Stick on Thursday, December 12.

Grande is touring behind two albums released in the last 12 months, 2018's Sweetener and this year's thank u, next, which takes its name from the single released last year. The song, which touches on her breakup with Pete Davidson and the death of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller, became the artist's first to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart, also generated hit singles "7 Rings" and "Break Up With Your Boyfriend, I'm Bored."

Tickets for the new show will be available via Ticketmaster on Wednesday, June 26. Find all the newly announced tour dates below.

Ariana Grande: Sweetener World Tour
November 9 — Nassau NY — Nassau Memorial Coliseum
November 12 — Brooklyn NY — Barclays Center
November 15 — Charlottesville VA — John Paul Jones Arena
November 17 — Lexington KY — Rupp Arena
November 19 — Atlanta GA — State Farm Arena
November 22 — Raleigh NC — PNC Arena
November 24 — Tampa FL — Amalie Arena
November 25 — Orlando FL — Amway Center
November 27 — Miami FL — American Airlines Arena
December 1 — Jacksonville FL — VyStar Veterans Memorial Coliseum
December 3 — Columbia SC — Colonial Life Arena
December 5 — Nashville TN — Bridgestone Arena
December 7 — Memphis TN — FedEx Forum
December 9 — Dallas TX — American Airlines Center
December 12 — Phoenix AZ — Talking Stick Resort Arena
December 13 — Anaheim CA — Honda Center
December 15 — Las Vegas NV — MGM Grand Garden Arena
December 17 — San Francisco CA — Chase Center
December 21 — Los Angeles CA — The Forum

Ariana Grande: Sweetener World Tour. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 12, at Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 East Jefferson Street; 602-379-7800; Tickets on sale Wednesday, June 26.
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Douglas Markowitz was born and raised in Broward County, Florida, he studied at Sophia University in Tokyo before graduating with honors from the University of North Florida with a bachelor's degree in communications. He began writing for Miami New Times while in college and served as their music and arts editorial intern in 2017.