What do the hits ‘Push It’, ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’, ‘Ice Ice Baby’, ‘Funky Cold Medina’, ‘Bust a Move’ and ‘I Wanna Sex U Up’ have in common? They are some of the most iconic songs of the 90s and this coming June, the artists behind the hits are coming together for one big party as the original ‘I Love the 90s’ tour hits New Zealand for the very first time.
After selling out arenas across America, ‘I Love the 90s’ invites New Zealand to reminisce about the trend- setting decade with some of the most iconic, indelible names in rap, hip hop and R&B. With live sets from Vanilla Ice, Salt N Pepa, Color Me Badd, Tone Loc, Coolio and Young MC, ‘I Love the 90’s’ is set to be the year’s biggest party with dancefloors across Auckland and Christchurch ready for move busting.
‘I Love the ‘90s’ Tour features:
Rapper, actor and reality star Vanilla Ice is one of the 90s most recognisable names, with his global crossover hit ‘Ice Ice Baby’ crossing rap over to the mainstream. His platinum record To The Extreme is one of the highest selling rap albums of all time while his extracurricular activities have including ICP’s JuggaloChampionship Wrestling, appearing in reality series ‘Surreal Life’, cameos in a dozen films and competing in this year’s US Dancing with the Stars.
SALT N PEPA
The world’s most iconic female rap group Salt n Pepa have been delighting audiences for over three decades with hits including ‘Let’s Talk About Sex’, ‘Push It’, ‘Shoop’, ‘Whattaman’ and many more. They became the first female rap artists to win a Grammy Award and their 1993 album ‘Very Necessary’ remains the best-selling album from a female rap act.
COLOR ME BADD
One of the first purveyors of the 90s new jack swing movement, Color Me Badd were one of the original boy bands, with their smash hit ‘I Wanna Sex You Up’ delighting teenagers and concerning parents right across 1991. Their Follow-up hits ‘I Adore Mi Amore’ and ‘All 4 Love’ made the band one of the biggest vocal groups in the world as they topped the U.S charts and became fixtures in the Australian top 10.
With two million-selling singles ‘Wild Thing’ and ‘Funky Cold Medina’, Tone Loc was one of the early 90s biggest stars with his Grammy and American Music Award nominated album Loc-Ed After Dark becoming one of the most important rap albums of the 90s.
A global phenomenon, ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ was the highest-selling single of 1995 hitting the #1 spot across the world and cementing Coolio as one of the decade’s most important rap stars. With subsequent dancefloor hits including ‘Fantastic Voyage’ and ‘1,2,3,4 (Sumpin New)’ and a lengthy list of TV and film credits, Coolio remains a major force.
Young MC broke through in the 90s with his seminal hit ‘Bust a Move’, which won him a Grammy for Best Rap Performance. He continues to release music with eight albums to his name.
I Love The 90s Tour 2017
June 3: Trusts Arena, Auckland
June 4: Horncastle Arena, Christchurch
June 7: Hisense Arena, Melbourne VIC
June 9: Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney NSW
June 10: Eatons Hill Hotel (Outdoor), Brisbane QLD
June 13: Perth Arena, Perth WA
Tickets are on sale from this Thursday November 17 at 9am and are just $99 for all shows with VIP packages including meet and greets.
For further details and tickets, go to www.mjrpresents.com
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