(Australia) Frontier Touring are excited to announce that Dizzee Rascal will be returning to Australia and New Zealand in April for headline shows while he is down under for Groovin The Moo.
Since kicking off his career back in 2003, as a 19 year old from East London, his raw talent and distinct British sound was hotly tipped to revolutionise the urban scene. Rightly so as his debut album Boy In Da Corner earned him the coveted British Mercury Prize that year – making him the youngest person to receive the accolade.
Dizzee Rascal also won the BRIT Award for British Male Solo Artist in 2010, the same year he collaborated with Florence and the Machine for the hit ‘You Got The Dirtee Love’, which peaked at number 2 on the UK singles charts.
Here in Australia, his single ‘Holiday’ reached platinum status, while ‘Bonkers’ achieved a double platinum status, proving there is no stopping him. 2010 also saw Dizzee take home the BET Award for ‘Best International Act’ held in Los Angeles.
Even though it’s been a decade since the ground-breaking debut was released, the hype around the grime emcee turned worldwide superstar has not been lost, with his 2009 self-released platinum album Tongue ‘n Cheek spawning a string of number one singles in the UK.
The 2012 London Olympics held in Dizzee’s hometown saw him perform at the opening ceremony, with his track ‘Scream’ featuring Pepper serving as one of the five official hits used throughout the Games, joining the likes of Muse, Chemical Brothers, Elton John & Pnau and Delphic.
Last year saw Dizzee on our shores for Future Music Festival, bringing with him his signature fast-flowing lyrics and ground shaking bass; fittingly following the release of one of the year’s most anthemic tunes ‘Bassline Junkie’, accompanied by a video clip which Dizzee assures “is gonna have people in stitches!”
This year Dizzee will be back for Groovin The Moo along with a headline tour and a new album! September 2013 saw the release of his fifth album, appropriately titled ‘The Fifth’ (out now through Liberator Music).
Over the years Dizzee has also gathered a cracking team to collaborate on his new album including Tinie Tempah, Calvin Harris, Jessie J, Robbie Williams and producers A-Trak, RedOne and Jean – Baptiste. Tracks like ‘I Don’t Need A Reason’ and ‘Goin’ Crazy’ (featuring Robbie Williams) are sure to get the party started with Dizzee stating that “The Fifth is geared for a live audience”.
There is no denying that Dizzee Rascal was made for the world stage and his latest instalment has us eagerly awaiting his return to our shores – you will not want to miss out on seeing him make the crowd go absolutely bonkers!
DIZZEE RASCAL – HEADLINE DATES
Thu 24 Apr Eatons Hill Hotel | Brisbane
Wed 30 Apr Vector Arena | Auckland
Thu 1 May TSB Arena | Wellington
Wed 7 May Enmore Theatre | Sydney
Thu 8 May Palace Theatre | Melbourne
GROOVIN’ THE MOO DATES
Fri 25 Apr Oatbank | South Australia
Sat 26 Apr Maitland | New South Wales
Sun 27 Apr Canberra | ACT
Sat 3 May Bendigo | Victoria
Sun 4 May Townsville | Queensland
Sat 10 May Bunbury | Western Australia