2016 has been hectic for Vince Staples. The streetwise social commentator has given show-stopping performances across the festival circuit, headlined his own US tour and found time to release his new EP, Prima Donna. It was only back in February that Vince Staples was here for a Laneway Festival set that was dubbed “ground-rattling and triumphant” by The Wireless. We’re excited to announce that he’s heading back to New Zealand this December for shows in Wellington and Auckland.
Vince Staples, whose astonishing double-CD debut Summertime ’06 was one of the most critically acclaimed albums of 2015, recently returned with Prima Donna, his long awaited new 6-song EP. Prima Donna solely features production from No I.D., DJ Dahi and singer, songwriter James Blake.
Accompanying the Prima Donna release was a self-titled short film, conceived by Vince Staples and directed by award-winning director Nabil [Elderkin], who is well known for his work with Kanye West (“Welcome to Heartbreak” and “Paranoid”), Frank Ocean (“Swim Good”), Bruno Mars (“Grenade”), and FKA Twigs (“Two Weeks”). Check out the short film below.
US hip-hop artist Riff Raff is upping the ante ahead of his one-off New Zealand show - adding not one, but three, primo local support acts to the bill.
Atlanta music superstar Future has announced his ‘Nobody Safe’ tour performing in New Zealand for the first time at Auckland’s Spark Arena on Thursday, September 28.
Californian rapper YG is bringing his first solo tour Downunder, headlining a one-off show in Auckland in June.
By Poppy Tohill
At just twenty one years of age and already smashing the game with three major global deals to his name, Zimbabwe born rapper TAPZ is undeniably a star on the rise.
Fatman Scoop's New Zealand dates have been cancelled after he sustained a minor foot injury during a recent show in Australia, that has required him to return to New York.
Following a huge response to his worldwide Gang Signs & Prayer album tour, Stormzy will be making his highly anticipated New Zealand debut, with headline shows in Auckland and Wellington.
By Poppy Tohill
Five albums deep, Jonathan Notley (Bliss), Max McKinnon (Eso) and Tarik Ejjamai (DJ Izm) better known as BLISS N ESO, one of Australia's most successful and esteemed acts, recently stopped by New Zealand to not only celebrate the upcoming release of their highly anticipated sixth studio album Off The Grid, but also announce their first tour throughout NZ this July.
In celebration of the release of his fourth studio album Hood Country Club last Friday 21 April, David Dallas has announced shows in Wellington and Auckland.
With just one week to go until the release of Australian hip hop group Bliss n Eso’s hugely anticipated sixth album Off The Grid (out Fri 28 Apr), it's now been announced the trio will hit the road for their first ever New Zealand headline national tour this July.