Childish Gambino Forced To Cancel Sold Out Australian Tour

Grammy, Golden Globe and Emmy-Award winning and multi-talented recording artist and innovator Donald Glover, a.k.a. CHILDISH GAMBINO, has been forced to cancel his upcoming SOLD OUT Australian Tour due to a foot injury he sustained at a Dallas concert last month. Childish Gambino … Continue reading Childish Gambino Forced To Cancel Sold Out Australian Tour

Playboi Carti Confirms Rescheduled Australian & New Zealand Tour Dates For May/June

New Show Dates On Sale Now Illusive Presents and Frontier Touring can now confirm the rescheduled dates of Playboi Carti’s debut tour of Australia and New Zealand. The new dates will take place throughout May and June 2018, with the Brisbane venue moving to Eatons … Continue reading Playboi Carti Confirms Rescheduled Australian & New Zealand Tour Dates For May/June

Lil Dicky Announces Debut Australian & New Zealand Shows This July

Illusive Presents and Frontier Touring are elated to announce that multi-platinum artist Lil Dicky will tour Australia and New Zealand for the very first time this July. The LA-based rapper will be stopping by Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, bringing with him a highly entertaining … Continue reading Lil Dicky Announces Debut Australian & New Zealand Shows This July

Chance The Rapper Magnificent Coloring World Tour

Riding a tidal wave of acclaim and praise, Chicago-native, CHANCE THE RAPPER will play his very first Australian headline shows this January. Already announced for Field Day and Beyond The Valley festivals, Chance brings his vibrant rhymes and jazz-tinged, retro beats to Sydney’s Big Top on January 3 before taking over Melbourne’s Festival Hall the following evening – January 4. Tickets for both shows will go on sale at 10am this Thursday, October 27. Telstra Thanks is bringing an exciting pre-sale just for Telstra customers from 10am Monday, October 24 until 10am Wednesday, October 26. For more information on how … Continue reading Chance The Rapper Magnificent Coloring World Tour

Skepta Returns To Australia & New Zealand For Epic Headline Shows This September

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 … Continue reading Skepta Returns To Australia & New Zealand For Epic Headline Shows This September

R.A The Rugged Man announces ‘Shoot Me In The Head’ Australian National Tour 2015

The legendary rapper R.A The Rugged Man will be back in Australia for a national tour ‘Shoot Me In The Head’ starting June 2015.  An emcee who needs no introduction, R.A is as controversial as he is influential. Hailing from New York,  he flawlessly combines the authenticity of his undeniably rugged life with his undisputed mic skills and understanding of the genre as a hip-hop historian.  R.A. pioneered the truly independent indie-rap hustle, pressing his own vinyl singles and racking up one of the most impressive resumes in Rap history. From Wu-Tang and Mobb Deep to Biggie and Kool G. … Continue reading R.A The Rugged Man announces ‘Shoot Me In The Head’ Australian National Tour 2015

Joey Bada$$ To Release Highly Anticipated Debut Album “B4.DA.$$” On January 20th, 2015

19 year old Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ is set to release his highly anticipated debut album “B4.DA.$$” (pronounced Before Da Money)on the 20th January 2015, which is also his 20th birthday via Cinematic Music Group / Pro Era / Sony Music. Featuring the current single “No. 99”, plus “Christ Conscious” and “Big Dusty”, the album features collaborations with some of the biggest names in the hip-hop world including Action Bronson, Raury, BJ The Chicago Kid and Chronixx, with production by the likes of Statik Selektah, DJ Premier, J Dilla & The Roots, Basquiat and Kirk Knight. Joey Bada$$ first turned … Continue reading Joey Bada$$ To Release Highly Anticipated Debut Album “B4.DA.$$” On January 20th, 2015

Bobby Brown To Tour Sydney, Melbourne And Brisbane With Treach & Kay-Gee Of Naughty By Nature

Bobby Brown Plus Special Guests Treach & Kay-Gee Of Naughty By Nature After a fantastic Australian Tour in 2007, one of the world’s most successful R&B artists of all time, Grammy Award winning artist Bobby Brown returns down under to perform in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Joining Bobby are hip-hop legends, Treach and Kay-Gee of Grammy Award winning group Naughty By Nature, who have spent two decades securing their position as one of the greatest hip-hop groups of all time. With a massive repertoire of hits between them including “Don’t Be Cruel”, “My Prerogative”, “Every Little Stop”, “Roni”, “Good Enough” and … Continue reading Bobby Brown To Tour Sydney, Melbourne And Brisbane With Treach & Kay-Gee Of Naughty By Nature

Danny Brown Announces Second & Final Melbourne Show

Due to popular demand, Danny Brown – one of hip hop’s hottest acts and leading emcees – will play a second and final show at the Corner Hotel on Monday January 5, after selling out the originally announced headline show in Melbourne. Tickets for the 2nd Melbourne show are on sale now. Following the release of his critically acclaimed sophomore LP Old, Danny Brown now stands at the forefront of modern hip hop with his unique style and unmatched flow. Featuring massive collaborations with the likes of A$AP Rocky, Purity Ring & Schoolboy Q, Old was hailed as one of … Continue reading Danny Brown Announces Second & Final Melbourne Show

Just Announced: Nas New Melbourne Sideshow + Sydney Show Sold Out

Illusive, Frontier Touring and Niche are elated to announce that legendary New York MC Nas will be performing a one-night-only Sugar Mountain sideshow at the Forum Theatre on Sunday 25 January, the day after his headline performance at the much-hyped boutique festival. As with every performance on the Australian tour, he will be performing his 1994 magnum opus Illmatic in full, along with other Nas classics. Illmatic is arguably the most revered rap album in the genre’s history by one of the greatest ever to touch the mic. To celebrate the album’s twentieth anniversary, Nas has taken his sold out … Continue reading Just Announced: Nas New Melbourne Sideshow + Sydney Show Sold Out

Vic Mensa Australian Tour 2015

Chicago’s own VIC MENSA embarks on his debut Australian tour this January/February, playing select headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney as well as playing St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival nationally. Tickets for Vic Mensa’s headline shows are on sale now. At just 21-years-old, Mensa already has his trajectory set at the top of the hip-hop game. Just one of 12 artists included on the prestigious 2014 XXL Freshman Class, Mensa’s intelligent, self-aware lyrics reveal an artist with serious star potential. Mensa’s 2013 breakout mixtape ‘INNANETAPE’ set the internet alight, with glowing reviews from various tastemakers. Complex, Rolling Stone and XXL all … Continue reading Vic Mensa Australian Tour 2015

Dan The Automator / Del The Funkee Homosapien / Kid Koala Touring Australia February 2015

The underground hip-hop supergroup Deltron 3030 features Deltron Zero (Del Tha Funkee Homosapien), the Cantankerous Captain Aptos (producer/remixer Dan “The Automator” Nakamura), and Skiznod the Boy Wonder (turntablist Kid Koala). Much like Nakamura’s previous conceptual projects, Dr. Octagon and Handsome Boy Modeling School, Deltron 3030’s self-titled album and single send the hip-hop triumvirate into the year 3030, where — as the sole survivors of earth — they travel through the galaxy. The group’s debut album was released in 2000. An album of instrumental tracks from Tron 3030 followed a year later. Next, the launch of Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett’s … Continue reading Dan The Automator / Del The Funkee Homosapien / Kid Koala Touring Australia February 2015

Fat Freddy’s Drop Announce Australian Tour & New Single ‘Slings And Arrows’

New Zealand’s seven-headed soul monster, Fat Freddy’s Drop return to Australia in January 2015 previewing their fourth album and new single ‘Slings And Arrows’. The single is the first to emerge from Freddy’s Bays studio jams in preparation for their biggest ever headline show. The sold out Alexandra Palace in London has a 10,000 strong capacity and comes off the back of last year’s Blackbird album achieving an Impala Gold Sales Award in Europe. The show is a highlight in Freddy’s Slings And Arrows World Tour that includes the band’s Japan and Thailand debut shows and a return to Sydney … Continue reading Fat Freddy’s Drop Announce Australian Tour & New Single ‘Slings And Arrows’

Cypress Hill Announce Sydney & Melbourne Shows

With over 18 million albums sold worldwide, a massive back catalogue of hits and their dynamic live show, the group, who have sold out all their previous Australian Tours, will be performing at The Enmore Theatre in Sydney on December 8th and The Forum in Melbourne on December 11th. Cypress Hill have continually pushed musical boundaries since their inception in the early 90’s. The release of their self-titled debut album in 1991 sold over 2 million copies and established them as one of rap’s most potent groups. They followed this up with their sophomore release ‘Black Sunday,’ which debuted at … Continue reading Cypress Hill Announce Sydney & Melbourne Shows

Coolio Australian Tour 2014

Coolio, the multi-talented Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum selling artist, composer and actor, is one of the most popular and successful rappers worldwide. To date, Coolio has sold over 18 million records globally and has performed in concerts to adoring fans in Africa, Israel, Russia, Brazil, Australia, Turkey, and throughout Europe. In the diversified hip-hop industry, Coolio is one of the few rap artists who have been able to garner mainstream success and critical acclaim. In 1996 Coolio won a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rap Performance for his international hit single, ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’, which was also featured on the … Continue reading Coolio Australian Tour 2014

JONES Jnr. Announced as Support for Kelis’ Australian Tour

Award-winning artist Kelis has recently confirmed JONES Jnr. as supports for her Splendour in the Grass sideshows. The sultry singer sauntered into the charts as a sonically compelling 20-year-old whose infamous track ‘Milkshake’ became a global sensation. But it’s not all boys in the yard, and Kelis has swapped out some sexy for soul on her new album Food, out now, which reveals her at her most frank and vulnerable. Littered with a transcendent, Spector-esque lift, warm bottom ends and vast depth, the music is the perfect backdrop for Kelis’ unique voice. The latter has only improved with time and … Continue reading JONES Jnr. Announced as Support for Kelis’ Australian Tour

Kid Ink My Own Lane Australian Tour

After a whirlwind tour of the US, Los Angeles rapper, producer and performer, Kid Ink, brings his My Own Lane tour down-under this August. Grinding as a producer since the age of 16, Kid Ink uncovered this creativehighway by perfecting a personal style behind the board first. He officially started twisting the game up when he dropped his 2012 independent album, Up & Away, smashing iTunes records by debuting in the Top 5 of the Hip-Hop Albums chart prior to release. Cumulative single sales from the effort exceed over 500K, while it landed at #20 on the Billboard Top 200, … Continue reading Kid Ink My Own Lane Australian Tour

Kanye West Postpones Australian Yeezus Tour

Rapper Kanye West has postponed his 2014 Australian Yeezus tour, citing “unexpected timing requirements” to finish his next studio album, which is scheduled for a release later this year. The tour dates originally scheduled from 2nd May to the 11th May will now take place between 5th September and 15th September. Kanye’s tour promoter Live Nation have clarified that all tickets for the previously announced May show dates will be honoured for the new September shows without any need to exchange tickets. Any ticket holders who are unable to attend their rescheduled date must contact Ticketek (via their website, or call … Continue reading Kanye West Postpones Australian Yeezus Tour

Tyga Australian Tour

After blowing away Australian audiences in 2012 supporting YMCMB label mate Nicki Minaj, and selling out two of his own solo shows, Westgate Entertainment is excited to announce the return of Tyga to Australian shores in April 2014. The 24 year old West Coast rapper has had a huge year with the release of his third album, and one of the most anticipated releases of 2013 “Hotel California” which debuted #7 and featured the singles “Dope”, “Molly”, “For the Road” and “Show You”. This was the follow up to his critically acclaimed album “Careless World: Rise of the Last King” which debuted at … Continue reading Tyga Australian Tour

A$AP Ferg Headline Australian Tour

Niche is proud to present the first Australian headline tour of one of A$AP Mob’s most prominent members the Trap Lord himself, A$AP Ferg.  After blowing away audiences in Australia in June of 2013 supporting fellow Mob member, A$AP Rocky, Ferg is back sharing hits off his debut studio album Trap Lord, which hit the TOP 10 in the US Billboard Chart. A$AP Mob is an exciting creative collective of talented NY-based rappers, designers, producers and artists, with Ferg being the second member to release an album. As a rapper, unpredictability remains his only calling card, slipping from gruff, gritty … Continue reading A$AP Ferg Headline Australian Tour

aahh Radio – Episode 7: Jonwayne (Rap Album One)

In Episode 7 of aahh Radio we are joined by US artist Jonwayne, who has just released his debut rap album titled Rap Album One. He is also currently in Australia for a huge run of dates. The massive single The Come Up Pt. 1 is the only track on Rap Album One to feature a vocal guest, Scoop DeVille – best known as producer for the likes of Kendrick Lamar, The Game and Snoop Dogg. Scoop also produced two tracks on the record, Black Magic and The Come Up Pt. 2. The rest is pure Jonwayne, from the meandering, jazzy Reflection to the contemplative After The Calm. In fact, there’s more piano than drums on Rap Album One – … Continue reading aahh Radio – Episode 7: Jonwayne (Rap Album One)

Skyzoo Performs In Sydney & Melbourne

Growing up just a block away from The Notorious B.I.G., watching him go from local corner boy to rap superstar, Skyzoo couldn’t help but dream big. The Brooklyn, NY native saw life in all of its heaven and hell splendor being from the infamous home of Jay-Z and “Do The Right Thing“. He started rapping at age nine, writing about what he witnessed on his daily routines as a child. Those years of observation and living have turned into first person narratives that have labeled Skyzoo as a “new legend” and have led to his albums being critically acclaimed by fans … Continue reading Skyzoo Performs In Sydney & Melbourne

A$AP ROCKY – Debut Australian Tour

Following hot on the heels of sold out tours by Kendrick Lamar, Tyga, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and the announcement of the Nas co-curated Movement Festival, Niche and Live Nation are proud to present the debut Australian tour of one of the hottest properties in Rap right now, A$AP Rocky. Released in January this year, his top #10 ARIA debut album – LongLiveA$AP – defies categorisation, standing out amongst the pack as the document of where Rap and Hip Hop culture is headed. A blurry mix of lyricism, slowed down rave synths and featuring a star studded line-up of guests … Continue reading A$AP ROCKY – Debut Australian Tour