Ty Dolla $ign announces NZ tour

Ty Dolla $ign is heading to New Zealand for his Campaign Tour in January 2017.

Since featuring on YG’s 2010 smash, ‘Toot It and Boot It’, the GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, Ty Dolla $ign has fast become one of hip-hop’s most highly demanded collaborators and solo artists.

Before releasing his first studio album, Ty Dolla $ign had two of 2014’s biggest songs - ‘Paranoid’ featuring B.o.B and ‘Or Nah’ featuring Wiz Khalifa from his Beach House EP. The EP's production credits include DJ Mustard, D'Mile, Young Chop and Ty Dolla $ign himself. It also features guest appearances by French Montana, Trey Songz, Twista, Jay Rock, Travis Scott and Fredo Santana among others.

The Grammy-nominated singer’s much-anticipated and debut album, FREE TC was released in November 2015. Critical acclaim came thick and fast. The album was featured on a wide span of year-end lists including Rolling Stone’s “20 Best R&B Albums of 2015” and NPR Music’s “50 Favourite Albums of 2015”.

His latest offering, Campaign, features appearances by Future, Travis Scott, Meek Mill, Wiz Khalifa, Trey Songz, Migos and more. Highlights include the already released ‘Campaign (Feat. Future)’, ‘3 Wayz (feat. Travis Scott)’, ‘Zaddy’ and ‘No Justice’, which features Ty’s brother Big TC.

Along with his multi-platinum solo career, Ty Dolla $ign remains among one of the most popular featured artists of the last decade. His highly-acclaimed writing and production skills keeping him working with the biggest names in the industry. In addition to Fifth Harmony’s Teen Choice & MTV Video Music Award-winning chartbuster ‘Work From Home (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign)’, recent highlights include Kanye West’s ‘Fade’ and ‘Real Friends’, Nick Jonas’ ‘Bacon’, Afrojack’s ‘Gone’, Chance the Rapper’s ‘Blessings (Reprise)’, Rihanna’s ‘FourFiveSeconds (with Kanye West & Paul McCartney)’ and of course ‘Sucker For Pain’ by Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons with Logic and Ty Dolla $ign (Feat. X Ambassadors).

The latter track featured on Suicide Squad: The Album Atlantic Records’ chart-topping musical companion to the Warner Bros. Pictures film – has proven a crossover phenomenon, reaching # 1 on “Hot Rap Songs.” The Sucker For Pain companion video is an equivalent blockbuster, currently boasting more than 246 million YouTube views and still on the rise.

Joining Ty Dolla $ign on his first New Zealand visit (Auckland and Christchurch shows only) is Kent Jones, who earned his cred as a producer before taking his music to the masses. After working with Ace Hood and DJ Traphouse, he was called up to the majors by DJ Khaled. He is now signed to We the Best Entertainment as a triple threat, producer, singer, and rapper. Jones released his single, ‘Don't Mind’ and appeared alongside Ace Hood and Vado on Khaled's cut ‘365’. The latter landed on the NBA 2K16 video game soundtrack. ‘Don't Mind’ went on to be one of the biggest hits in 2016, rising into the Top 10 of the Billboard 200, hitting number #1 on the Rap charts and surpassing over 162 million streams and counting.

New Zealand’s own future of hip hop, SWIDT (See What I Did There), will open the shows in Christchurch and Auckland. SWIDT is a critically-acclaimed 5-piece from Onehunga featuring MC’s SPYCC and INF, Boomer Tha God, and producers JAMAL and SmokeyGotBeatz.
Auckland’s Jess B+ will also appear at the Auckland show. Though her flow is uniquely her own, her sound is unmistakably new wave with its roots strongly grounded in old school hip hop smoothed over by an urban Kiwi style that distinguishes the New Zealand Hip hop scene from all others.

Mai fm’s DJ Sir-Vere will be a special guest at all New Zealand shows.

Ty Dolla $ign

Tuesday January 31st: Shed 6, Wellington  (18+)
Featuring DJ Sir-Vere
Wednesday February 1st: The Bedford Marquee, Christchurch (all ages - parent or guardian supervision is required for under 18’s)
Featuring Kent Jones, SWIDT & DJ Sir-Vere
Thursday February 2nd: Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland (18+)
Featuring Kent Jones, SWIDT, Jess B & DJ Sir-Vere

Tickets via Ticketek from 9AM Friday December 2