Astral People,Handsome Tours and Whatslively today announce a highly-anticipated Australian tour with one of the UK’s hottest rap acts, AJ Tracey. Kicking off in April when he takes over the stages of this year’s Groovin the Moo (GTM), AJ will also be performing at iconic venues across major cities. The 2020 tour will mark his biggest Australian tour to date and his first visit since the triumphant release of his debut, self-titled album in 2019.
Emerging via the UK grime scene back in 2015, the London-born artist has continuously pushed the boundaries of UK rap throughout his self-built journey. Combining a diverse and unique style with his innate talents, AJ Tracey continues to effortlessly make music that easily translates on a global scale, defining him as one of the most in-demand UK artists internationally.
Embarking on a 10-date run of events, AJ Tracey will hit the first leg of Groovin The Moo, with appearances in Adelaide on Friday, April 24, Canberra on Saturday, April 25 and Bunbury on Sunday, April 26 before playing the first headline show of the tour at Perth’s Rosemount Hotel on Wednesday, April 29. Next returning to Melbourne on Friday, May 1 for a jaw-dropping show at 170 Russell, AJ will then shake the grounds of GTM Bendigo on Saturday, May 2 and GTM Townsville on Sunday, May 3 before heading to the capital for a night at Brisbane’s iconic Triffid on Thursday, May 7. AJ will travel to Sydney’s Metro Theatre on Friday, May 8 and GTM Maitland on Saturday, May 9 to wrap up his mammoth Australian tour.
Since 2015, the Ladbroke Grove rapper has continued to climb heights. From his string of impressive collaborations including Dave, Giggs, Denzel Curry and Craig David, to appearing on tracks alongside Missy Elliott, A$AP Rocky, Rick Ross and more, AJ Tracey has proved he is a force to be reckoned with. 2019 saw his biggest year to date with his single “Ladbroke Grove” being the inescapable sound of Summer 2019, sitting as the top-selling independent single of the year, enjoying an unbelievable 13 weeks in the UK top ten, gaining over 100 million streams and now certified Platinum. His groundbreaking self-titled debut LP shot to #3 in the UK charts, has been streamed over 250 million times globally and is one of the top-selling independent debuts of the year. Most recent hits “Floss” feat. Not3s and MoStack and the wildly popular “Kiss and Tell” feat. Skepta has kept the momentum rolling from the acclaimed record, each sitting on over 10 million Spotify streams.
Joining the wall of fame, AJ Tracey has gone on to win a number of awards including the MTV Brand New title and named DJ Mag’s Best British MC as well as receiving nominations for MOBOs, BRITS, and AIM Awards. On an international level, the 25-year-old was named in Forbes 30 Under 30 and has gained support from the likes of Pitchfork, The Fader, Dazed & Confused, Wonderland Magazine, i-D, NME, Noisey, The Independent, The Guardian and as well as ICON, GQ Australia and Acclaim.
AJ Tracey is set to storm onto national stages for the live Australian debut of some of his most prolific hits, while also promising the original come-to-be classics that launched him into the global spotlight. Destined to smash even more goals in 2020, don’t miss the UK star live this year as his meteoric rise continues.
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Wednesday, April 29 – Rosemount Hotel, Perth WA
Friday, May 1 – 170 Russell, Melbourne VIC
Thursday, May 7 – Triffid, Brisbane QLD
Friday, May 8 – Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW
GROOVIN THE MOO TOUR
Friday, April 24 – Groovin the Moo, Adelaide Showground, Adelaide SA
Saturday, April 25 – Groovin the Moo, Exhibition Park, Canberra ACT
Sunday, April 26 – Groovin the Moo, Hay Park, Bunbury WA
Saturday, May 2 – Groovin the Moo, Prince of Wales Showground, Bendigo VIC
Sunday, May 3 – Groovin the Moo, Murray Sports Complex, Townsville QLD
Saturday, May 9 – Groovin the Moo, Maitland Showground, Maitland NSW