Jurassic 5 are back with a vengeance and have blitzed Glastonbury and Coachella festivals among others recently. The full 6-member tribe will be undertaking a huge national tour around their 2015 Bluesfest performance, kicking off in Newcastle on 26th March – less than a week away!
Jurassic 5 formed in the early nineties and quickly became known as one of the soulful and socially aware Hip Hop groups of the LA underground scene. They weren’t throwback or old school, but they embodied a nostalgic sound that was also at once fresh and has remained the benchmark for original Hip Hop ever since the group gave us timeless tracks such as ‘Quality Control’, ‘What’s Golden’, ‘Day at The Races’ and ‘Thin Line’ featuring Nelly Furtado before they parted ways in 2007.
Although the band was out of sight they were certainly not out of mind and their lore grew on soundtracks and in video games. After a huge sold out tour in early 2014 this distinctive six-piece are back and showing us what Hip Hop should sound like. Jurassic 5 have released their first song since the reunion, ‘The Way We Do It’. It features production from the late Heavy D and a sample of the White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan single ‘My Doorbell’.
We’re excited to announce J5’s supports on this tour, including Australian favourites, ARIA award winning hip-hop group 1200 Techniques, loved for their hits ‘Karma’ and ‘Where Ur At’. Joining J5 in the reformation theme, they have just returned after an eleven year hiatus, with the brand new EP ‘Time Has Come’. With quality artists like that joining the bill, the J5 shows are shaping up to be even hotter.
Don’t miss one of the best parties you’ll attend all year!
See below for the full list of supports:
Panthers, Newcastle – THU 26 MAR 2015 – Next week with special guests: DJ Mathmatics (Zulu Nation) & Jayteehazard
Waves, Wollongong NSW – FRI 27 MAR 2015 – Next week with special guests: DJ 26th Letter (Soul Benefits / Big Village)
Enmore Theatre, Sydney – SAT 28 MAR 2015 – Next week with special guests: DJ 26th Letter (Soul Benefits / Big Village)
West Coast Blues & Roots Festival, Perth – SUN 29 MAR 2015
Festival Hall, Melbourne – WED 1 APR 2015 with special guests: 1200 Techniques
The Tivoli, Brisbane – THUR 4 APR 2015 with special guest: DJ Nick One
Bluesfest, Byron Bay – THUR 2 & SUN 5 APR 2015