360 is proud to announce he has hand-selected supports in each state for the massive 4-week, 16-date Utopia Regional Tour this January, and forthcoming show at the Eaton’s Hill Hotel in Brisbane.
Rising Perth star Coin Banks and Melbourne’s LEVA will be joining 360 as main supports on all dates on the Utopia Regional Tour, with Lane Harry x Ike Campbell in Queensland, also 360’s only support for his forthcoming date at the Eaton’s Hill Hotel in Brisbane this month, KALE for all Northern NSW shows, Lee Monro x Ello C in Wollongong, Mistress of Ceremony in Victoria, and Creed Birch opening proceedings for all WA shows.
The Utopia Regional Tour will be the first chance for regional fans to see Sixty up close and personal, to perform all his latest hits including, “Price Of Fame” (feat. Gossling), “Live It Up” (feat. PEZ), game-changer “Sixavelli” (feat. Lunar C), and more taken from his latest album Utopia. Following on from 2012’s Falling And Flying, the double-platinum smash album that resulted in Sixty’s meteoric rise to fame, Utopia as an album is both precise and passionate, and a bold step forward for Sixty. Utopia is the soundscape to a young man’s life who found himself growing up and facing his demons in the public eye, dealing with the double-edged sword of fame; the perils of flying too high and the vulnerability it causes behind closed doors.
Tickets are on sale now from http://www.360music.com.au
MEET THE SUPPORTS
Perth emcee, Coin Banks, has topped off an unparalleled 2014 with the release of his highly-anticipated Tails EP led by its ecstatic new single “Someone”, currently in high rotation on triple j. The sequel and spiritual counterpart to his acclaimed Heads EP (March 2014), Tails further embodies the style which is quickly establishing Coin Banks as one of hip-hop’s most exciting new voices: fusing the classic with the contemporary to forge a signature sound which proves as effective as it seems effortless.
Siliva Kafovalu, better known by his stage name LEVA is an Australian hip-hop recording artist from the Western Suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. Known for his energetic live shows, LEVA is a rising star in the Australian scene, set to make a massive mark with his hard-hitting trap joints. After collaborating with M-PHAZES on his latest trap single ‘Cordial’, LEVA is preparing of the release of his mixtape A.U.D. (Are U Down), working alongside artists like Daniel Merriweather, 360 and Alex Jones (DR FLEA).
LANE HARRY x IKE CAMPBELL
Over the past 12 months rapper and producer duo Lane-Harry x Ike Campbell have been hard at it, shaking up the local rap scene to a whole new level. After releasing their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Love & Terror Cult’ at the end of 2013 the 19 year olds followed immediately with the release of a mixtape titled ‘DMT’ which gained the attention of fans worldwide including Lorde, 360, Sedgyfergo, Matt Corby & Chet Faker.
Newcastle’s favourite rap experimentalist KALE had his start in hip-hop as a battler rapper, winning a number of online competitions, before becoming a familiar face through his performances with 360, Mantra and Bam Bam among others. With a number of successful shows over the last year, 2014 has been spent busily gathering a strong religious following through a high-energy live performance. Equipped with dirty, glitchy production and intoxicating vocals, this sassy frontman manages to win over the hearts of any audience in an emotional romp of cross-dressing and bodily fluids.
LEE MONRO x ELLO C
The story of Lee Monro and Ello C collectively is not one blown out of proportion. Individually there is Lee Monro, formerly Figgkidd, and Ello C, a young up-and-comer from Sydney’s west with an appreciation for hip hop beyond his years. So then to the collective. Hearing a maturity beyond his age, Lee found a new inspiration for his writing through Ello, and after a few sessions the pair decided to make the session work a little more permanent. Five months later and the collaboration was born.
MISTRESS OF CEREMONY
Mistress of Ceremony is a rising star in the Australian hip-hop scene. Now a Melbourne local, MOC was raised in a small impoverished village in Crete, Greece, where she found her passion for art at a young age as she attempted to illustrate what she saw amongst the surrounding chaos of her child hood. Despite not having learnt how to read or write, MOC developed an interest in the English language at age 9, and was a published writer by 17 – writing short stories and poetry. MOC honed her craft on the streets of Melbourne and at backyard house parties, adapting her poetry to a beat-boxer whenever she could.
Creed Birch was born and raised in Perth, but the geographical isolation of the city has not stopped his name being recognised and respected across Australia’s hip hop communities as a dynamic emcee and producer. While production has been a constant source of success for Creed Birch, it is his writing that has been evolving and growing in the most exciting way in recent years. Working in 2014 with influential producers John Barrett and Chu., he has been hard at work creating songs that are inspiring and upbeat, yet deeply personal, and is set to release his debut solo EP in January 2015.