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Ariana Grande Teases ‘Mini’ Tour Amid Wicked Film Schedule

Following her roles in the two-part “Wicked” movies slated for release in 2025 and 2026, Ariana Grande might embark on a “mini” tour during the break between the films.

During an appearance on the Shut Up Evan podcast, Grande opened up about her upcoming plans, which include the possibility of a concert tour. It’s been nearly five years since her last tour, and it seems she’s eager to get back on stage.

“I think it would be a really lovely idea to be able to trickle in some shows in between the two ‘Wicked’ films,” Grande shared. “I think there’s a version of that that exists. It’s definitely, for a multitude of reasons, not gonna be a tour in the way that I used to tour.”

She continued, “It would be a mini, little sampling of shows, I think. But I do think it would be really nice to do that, and it’s something that my team and I are working on.”

Grande’s last concert tour occurred in 2019 and was titled the “Sweetener” world tour. This extensive tour supported her “Sweetener” and “Thank U, Next” albums, spanning three legs and featuring 97 shows. It marked her fourth solo headlining tour, following the “Listening Sessions,” “Honeymoon,” and “Dangerous Woman” tours. She also conducted the “Sweetener Sessions” promotional tour before this major tour. Earlier in her career, Grande opened for Justin Bieber on his “Believe” tour in 2013.

Since that last tour, Grande has released two more albums — “Positions” and “Eternal Sunshine.” This means her next tour setlist could feature a wide array of new material, and maybe even some songs from the “Wicked” musical, given her role in the movie adaptation.

The specifics of what a “mini” tour would consist of for Grande remain unclear. The two “Wicked” movies are set to be released on November 22, 2024, and November 26, 2025. This schedule allows her ample time for a short tour or even a residency.

Her fans are undoubtedly hopeful that Grande is earnest about these touring plans and will indeed hit the road in 2025 or 2026. Given that it will have been more than half a decade since her last concerts, a new tour feels long overdue.

Before launching her music career, Grande showcased her talents on Broadway in the musical “13.” However, her major breakthrough came when she portrayed Cat Valentine in Nickelodeon’s “Victorious,” and she reprised this role in the spin-off series “Sam and Cat” alongside iCarly star Jennette McCurdy.

In 2013, Grande released her debut studio album “Yours Truly,” which included hit tracks like “The Way” and “Baby I.” She followed this success with the albums “My Everything” and “Dangerous Woman” in 2014 and 2016, respectively. These were succeeded by “Sweetener,” “Thank U, Next,” and “Positions,” released between 2018 and 2020.

After a nearly four-year hiatus from releasing studio albums, Grande returned with “Eternal Sunshine” on March 8, 2024. The album features popular singles like “Wes, And?” and “We Can’t Be Friends (Wait for Your Love).”

Beyond her music, Grande has also ventured into Hollywood. She had cameo roles in “Zoolander 2,” “Men in Black: International,” and “Don’t Look Up” early in her acting career. Her first leading role is in the upcoming two-part “Wicked” movies where she plays Glinda, starring opposite Cynthia Erivo’s Elphaba. The films are directed by Jon M. Chu and include a star-studded cast featuring Michelle Yeoh, Jeff Goldblum, Ethan Slate, and Jonathan Bailey.

Grande’s fans are eagerly awaiting both her upcoming performances in “Wicked” and any potential tour that might follow. After such an extended hiatus, her return to the stage can’t come soon enough for her devoted admirers.

Source: Shut Up Evan Podcast