Having made his Australian live debut earlier this year playing the likes of Origin NYE and Brisbane’s FOMO Festival as well as freestyling live on air at triple j, UK’s top grime export Skepta yesterday announced his highly anticipated return to our shores.
Kicking off in Melbourne on September 14, Skepta’s first ever headline tour and biggest run of shows to date will see him perform in seven cities across Australia and NZ. Tickets on sale 10am local time, Thursday May 26.
The news comes after the release of his highly anticipated album “Konnichiwa”, featuring two silver-certified hits and guest appearances from A$AP Mob and a collaboration with Pharrell Williams. Now a decade into his MC career, “Konnichiwa” marks Skepta’s fourth full length studio release, and it’s monumental success embodies a scene’s ability to shift on its own terms.
From his humble London beginnings to co-signs from the likes of Kanye West and Drake, Skepta is an artist truly at the top of his game. His single Shutdown now sits at over thirty million listens online, and his album has been streamed over 45 million times on Spotify following its release this May.
Skepta Tour Dates
Wed Sept 14 | 170 Russell, Melbourne
Fri Sept 16 | The Tivoli, Brisbane
Sat Sept 17 | Metro City, Perth
Wed Sept 21 | Town Hall, Dunedin
Thurs Sept 22 | CPSA, Christchurch
Fri Sept 23 | Powerstation, Auckland
Sat Sept 24 | Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Tickets On Sale Thursday 26 May At 10am Local Time