Hip-hop star Nelly is set to return to New Zealand with an Auckland performance in December.

The Ride Wit Me rapper will perform at the Logan Campbell Centre on December 10.

Despite seemingly dropping out of the limelight after releasing two albums back-to-back in 2004 - Sweat and Suit - Nelly has kept up his output, releasing his seventh album M.O. in September.

Tickets cost from $69 and are available from November 7.


Meanwhile, Toronto based band Metric will also be performing in Auckland in December.

The indie synth-pop act will perform at Auckland's Powerstation on December 14.

They'll be touring behind their fifth album, 2012's Synthetica.

Tickets go on sale at 10am on October 30 through Ticketmaster, with a pre-sale running through www.livenation.co.nz from 3pm, October 25.

Elsewhere, Detroit rapper Big Sean is set to perform in Auckland in November.

The hip-hop star, who released one of the year's most talked-about singles in Control, performs at The Powerstation on November 12.

Ticket details are available here.

- TimeOut