(AUS) Off the back of recent performances at Groovin’ The Moo and triple j’s One Night Stand, Australian hip hop artist Illy has just announced a series of regional tour dates across Queensland throughout September. The dates are the third in a series of tour announcements taking place each fortnight over a 10 week period between now and his upcoming performance at Splendour In The Grass. With dates in regional Western Austrralia and Victoria already announced, Illy is excited to be bringing his new album Cinematic back to the Sunshine State. Here’s what Illy had to say about this 3rd announcement as a callout to his fans via his Facebook page:
“QUEENSLAND! Your turn! Here are the Queensland dates for my Cinematic Tour. We had a ball in Mackay on the weekend so can’t wait to get back up to the Sunshine State and party with you all!!”
Illy’s fourth studio album Cinematic debuted at #4 on the ARIA album chart back in November 2013, which was his first top 10 debut and the second highest first week sales by an Australian hip hop artist in 2013. The most recent single taken from the album, Tightrope, recently achieved Gold Status in Australia ticking over 35,000 sales.
Recorded with Executive Producer M-Phazes (Eminem, Kimbra, Bliss n Eso) Cinematic is a tale of a smart and idealistic hip-hop storyteller who put everything on the line through honing his craft and sheer hard work. It’s all part of the mosaic that makes up Illy: his relatable persona, hip-hop nous and lyrical smarts have cemented him as one of Australia’s most exciting artists. The album features guest appearances from Hilltop Hoods, Drapht, Daniel Merriweather and Kira Puru.
Illy won Best Urban Artist at the 2013 ARIA Awards for his previous album Bring It Back. Illy kick started 2014 landing two entries in the triple j hottest 100, with his triple j like a version mega medley arriving at #66, following Youngbloods featuring Ahren Stringer at #77.
Illy Queensland Tour Dates:
Wednesday 03 September, 2014 – Sugarland Tavern, Bundaberg, QLD (18+)
Thursday 04 September, 2014 – Harvey Road Tavern, Gladstone, QLD (18+)
Friday 05 September, 2014 – Magnums, Airlie Beach, QLD (18+)
Saturday 06 September, 2014 – The Venue, Townsville, QLD (18+)
Sunday 07 September, 2014 – Brothers, Cairns, QLD (18+)
*Tickets on sale Thursday 4th July at 9AM.