(AUS) 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.
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 ranked ‘INNANETAPE’ as one of the best mixtapes of 2013 – no small honour, but indeed warranted.
The year 2014 has been shaping up just as nicely, as Vic Mensa prepares to release his debut EP ‘Street Lights’. The lead single ‘Down on My Luck’, “nails the propulsive throb of deep house and comes equipped with an earworm of a hook” according to Pitchfork and hit number 1 in the Hype Machine charts.
VIC MENSA AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES:
TICKETS ON SALE
9AM FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7
My Live Nation & Niche pre-sales:
12pm Wednesday Nov 5 until 12pm Thursday Nov 6
THE HI FI, SYDNEY
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 4
CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 5
*Also appearing at St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival nationally