Melbourne emcee Illy is taking his breakthrough sophomore album The Chase on the road with a huge run of national tour dates throughout February, March and April. The Chase Tour will see Illy hitting up major cities and regional centres around the country. Along for the ride is producer and good friend M-Phazes.

Since it’s release, The Chase has received rave reviews from all corners of the media (“…one of the country’s best hip-hop releases” – J-Mag) and catapulted Illy to the forefront of the greater Australian music community. The lead single It Can Wait feat. Owl Eyes took music lovers by storm and lead the way for triple j to award The Chase it’s album of the week status in September of 2010.

Backing up the overwhelmingly positive press with a series of sold-out headline shows and stints on Groovin The Moo and Coaster Festivals, Illy said goodbye to 2010 with a set at the illustrious Pyramid Rock Festival.

With a new single looming, Illy is showing no signs of slowing down.

Joining the tour is one of our country’s foremost hip-hop producers, M-Phazes. Widely respected among the Australian music community, M-Phazes full-length debut Good Gracious saw him exit 2010 with an ARIA Award for Best Urban Album. M-Phazes is paving the way for hip-hop producers in Australia and abroad, and takes time out of his busy schedule to join Illy on his national jaunt across March and April.

triple j, vmusic.com.au and UNFD present…
Illy – The Chase Tour
With special guest M-Phazes

Tickets on sale Monday January 31.
Sun Feb 20  – Summer Rhythm Festival, Canberra (AA)
Tickets from Oztix 1300 762 545, http://www.oztix.com.au and Oztix outlets
Fri Feb 25 – Uni Of Tasmania, Hobart (18+)
Tickets from Oztix 1300 762 545, http://www.oztix.com.au and Oztix outlets
Fri March 4 – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney (18+)
Tickets from Moshtix 1300 438 849, http://www.moshtix.com.au and Moshtix outlets
Sat March 5 – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle (18+)
Tickets from Moshtix 1300 438 849, http://www.moshtix.com.au and Moshtix outlets
Fri March 11 – Kay St, Taralgon (18+)
Tickets from Oztix 1300 762 545, http://www.oztix.com.au and Oztix outlets
Sun March 13 – Push Over Festival, Melbourne (AA)
Tickets from Oztix 1300 762 545, http://www.oztix.com.au and Oztix outlets
Fri March 18 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne (18+)
Tickets from the Corner Box Office on (03) 9427 9198 or http://www.cornerhotel.com
Sat March 19 – Karova Lounge, Ballarat (18+)
Tickets from Oztix 1300 762 545, http://www.oztix.com.au and Oztix outlets
Thurs March 24 – Beach Hotel, Byron Bay (18+)
Free entry
Fri March 25 – The Zoo, Brisbane (18+)
Tickets from Oztix 1300 762 545, http://www.oztix.com.au and Oztix outlets
Sat March 26 – Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast (18+)
Tickets from Oztix 1300 762 545, http://www.oztix.com.au and Oztix outlets
Friday April 1 – Fowlers Live, Adelaide (Lic AA)
Tickets from Moshtix 1300 438 849, http://www.moshtix.com.au and Moshtix outlets
Sat April 2 – The Cement Event, Kalgoorlie (AA)
Ticketing details coming soon
Fri April 8 – ANU Bar, Canberra (18+)
Tickets from Ticketek on 132 849 or http://www.ticketek.com.au