Stan Walker will support Beyonce at her Auckland shows next month.
The Australian-based singer and recent X Factor New Zealand judge has been confirmed as the opening act for all four of the American RnB superstar's concerts at Vector Arena on October 16 to 19.
He replaces the formerly announced support, Australian hip-hop star Iggy Azalea, who has pulled out due to other commitments.
Walker, who shot to fame on both sides of the Tasman after winning Australian Idol in 2009, has just completed a 23-date New Zealand tour and has a new album in the works.
Tickets for all but the first of Beyonce's four Auckland shows have sold out.