Earl Sweatshirt Announces Melbourne Headline Show For January 2018 + Supporting The XX On East Coast Headline Tour

It’s been over two years since Californian rapper Earl Sweatshirt appeared at Aussie festival Splendour In The Grass along with a handful of club shows. Now, Frontier Touring and Handsome Tours are thrilled to confirm his return for a must-see show in Melbourne for one night only in January.

Along with supporting British indie trio mainstays The xx on their East Coast headline run this Summer, the just announced Melbourne show will be fans only chance to see Earl Sweatshirt live. Tickets are on sale Thursday 14 December, don’t miss out!

Starting out in 2009 as one of the youngest members of hip hop collective Odd Future, Sweatshirt toured and wrote with the likes of Frank Ocean and Tyler, the Creator before gaining solo attention just a year later with debut mixtape Earl.

The musician’s first record Doris, released in 2013, sparked international recognition with its deeply personal lyrics and highly technical elements. Reaching the top position on the Australian iTunes chart, the album is laden with gems featuring members from his former group. ‘Sunday’ with Frank Ocean packs an emotionally raw punch, while ‘Whoa’ featuring Tyler, the Creator balances bass heaviness with delicate keyboard.

Sweatshirt continued to push boundaries, following up this initial success with self-produced second release I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside, which was named Rolling Stone’s eighth best rap album of 2015. Lo-fi instrumentals paired with the musician’s biting stream of thought come together on lead single ‘Grief’, which entered at number four on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart.

Hard at work on his third album, Sweatshirt has been giving fans a taste of the upcoming release out on the road. The musician launched latest song ‘Hat Trick’ at Detroit’s Movement Festival in May, where the track’s simple rhythms let his brutally honest rapping take centre stage. Don’t miss out on your chance to see Sweatshirt when he returns to our shores, armed with new tunes as well as fan favourites!

Presented by Frontier Touring and Handsome Tours

via frontiertouring.com/earlsweatshirt
Begins: Wednesday 13 December (11.00am AEDT)
Ends: Thursday 14 December (11.00am AEDT)
(or until pre-sale allocation exhausted)
Pre-sale timings staggered per show, visit website for more details

Begins: Thursday 14 December (12noon local time)
Sunday 14 January
170 Russell | Melbourne, VIC
(18+) moshtix.com.au | Ph: 1300 438 849

Saturday 13 January
Sidney Myer Music Bowl | Melbourne, VIC
All Ages
ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100

Wednesday 17 Janaury
Riverstage | Brisbane, QLD
All Ages
ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100

Saturday 20 January
The Domain | Sydney, NSW
All Ages
moshtix.com.au | Ph: 1300 438 849