Australian fans of JoJo Siwa have cause to celebrate today - it has just been announced the YouTube star is bringing her D.R.E.A.M. tour to Australia for three shows in January.
With more than one billion views on YouTube and eight million Instagram followers, Siwa, 16, is singer, dancer and social media superstar.
She last visited Australia last in July 2018, with fans lining up from 4am to see her perform at Sydney's Westfield Parramatta. Her Melbourne shopping centre appearance a few days earlier attracted 15,000 fans.
At the time, she spoke of her "big responsibility" to her fans and also to her family, who relocated from Nebraska to California so JoJo could pursue her career.
"Everyone sacrificed everything for this," she said, adding that she knows how much she means to fans.
"A lot of kids reach out to me. The amount of times kids have told me 'You have helped me through bullying [and] you saved my life'."
For the uninitiated JoJo is also responsible for the enormous hair bow craze that swept the world over the past few years. Her huge fan base, known as Siwanatorz, is made up of primarily young girls (and more than a few of their mums) who first fell in love with JoJo as a 12-year-old on US reality show Dance Moms.
Siwa began the 2019 D.R.E.A.M. tour in mid-May with a completely sold out show in Phoenix, Arizona.
By the end of the tour, she will have wowed fans in more than 80 cities.
Of the Australian leg, Siwa says, "I'm super excited to bring my D.R.E.A.M. Tour to Australia this January! I had such a great time on my last visit and can't wait to see everyone again. Thank you so much Nickelodeon, AEG and Frontier for making this possible. We're going to have the best time ever!"
Siwa is bringing her D.R.E.A.M. tour to Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.
Tickets going on sale to the general public for all three all ages shows from Friday September 20 at 12pm (AEST) at Ticketek.
Saturday January 11 - Entertainment Centre | Brisbane, QLD - ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849
Monday January 13 - First State Super Theatre | Sydney, NSW - ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849
Thursday January 16 - Plenary, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) | Melbourne, VIC - ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100