America’s High School graduate and R&B superstar Khalid has announced his first large-scale concert in El Paso.
The “Khalid 915 Hometown Show” will take place on September 14 at the UTEP Don Haskins Center. The 20-year-old singer-
songwriter and Grammy nominee has performed around the country as part of “The Roxy Tour,” his third North
American headlining trek. The outing was inspired by Khalid’s late puppy Roxy, who he rescued from a Los Angeles-based animal shelter, but tragically passed away. According to a press release, Khalid is passionate about using his platform to support animal rights and finding safe, humane environments for animals to live. A $1 donation per every ticket sold to the El Paso show will be given to a local animal shelter, as was the case throughout the full run of the tour.
Tickets will range from $29.20 to $54.20 and will go on sale starting Friday, June 29 at 10:00 am MST at Ticketmaster.com and the UTEP Ticket Centers.
Five-time Grammy-nominated artist Khalid has seen great success since he released his first single “Location” right before his high school graduation. The song’s domination led to Khalid’s major label deal with Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records followed by the release of his debut album American Teen. The album received mass critical acclaim with Rolling Stone calling Khalid a“pop prodigy” and TIME Magazine stating, “His thoughtful, relatable reflections on modern youth culture and the limitations of love are just as pitch-perfect as his soulful, measured delivery.”American Teen shattered expectations, as it stayed in the Top 200 for 51 weeks, peaked at #4, and stayed in the Top 20 for 48 out of the 51 weeks it was in the Top 200.
The singer-songwriter has over one billion streams worldwide across all partners, his first single “Location” is certified 4x Platinum by the RIAA, and his previous single “Young Dumb & Broke” is certified 3X Platinum. Since the album’s debut, Khalid has garnered five 2018 Grammy® nominations including Best New Artist and landed on the cover of Billboard’s 2018 Grammy® Preview issue. He was also nominated for 2017 BET Award for Best New Artist, a Teen Choice Award for Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song for “Location”, and a 2017 American Music Award for Favorite Song-Soul/R&B for “Location.”Khalid also won Top New Artist at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, Best New Artist at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards and an MTV’s Woodie To Watch Award.
In addition to American Teen, Khalid has collaborated with some of music’s biggest stars. He has been featured on a number of songs including mega hits like Calvin Harris’s “Rollin” with Future, “1-800-273-8255” with Logic and Alessia Cara, “Silence” with Marshmello, “Lovely” with Billie Eilish, “Youth” with Shawn Mendes, and many more. Khalid’s current singles “Love Lies”, a duet with Normani, and “OTW” featuring Ty Dolla $ign and 6lack are burning up the airwaves.
Khalid recently wrapped up his third sold-out North American headlining tour.