ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER SOLO SYDNEY & MELBOURNE SHOWS FOR JAN/FEB
Frontier Touring and I OH YOU are stoked to announce that New York City rap prodigy Wiki will head Down Under for two special headline shows at Sydney’s The Lansdowne and Melbourne’s The Toff this summer.
Wiki returns to Australia for the first time in three years, last on our shores in 2015 with his former rap outfit Ratking for slots at Laneway Festival and headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney.
Formed in Harlem in 2011 when Wiki was just 18 years old, Ratking signed to XL Recordings and went on to perform with Skepta and tour alongside Death Grips, Earl Sweatshirt and Run the Jewels.
Since Ratking’s split in 2016, Wiki has rapidly grown as a solo artist, garnering a massive following worldwide and collaborating with the likes of King Krule, Princess Nokia and A$AP Ferg, and in December 2015 put out his debut solo album Lil Me (out now through Letter Racer Records) to rave reviews:
‘The sooty atmosphere, the complex rhyme structure, the tactile combination of claustrophobia and swagger: New York rap is a religion in decline. That makes Wiki’s devoted practice of it all the more striking… he’s pure texture: His voice is raspy and nasal, and he clusters his syllables tight, as if huddling under a large coat in cold weather.’ – The New York Times
In August of this year Wiki put out his second solo album No Mountains in Manhattan (out now through XL Recordings). Featuring collaborations with Earl Sweatshirt, Kaytranada and Ghostface Killa, the LP has received critical praise and is being heralded as Wiki’s most cohesive and diverse body of work to date.
‘No Mountains doesn’t reinvent New York rap, it buries itself in it.’ – Pitchfork
‘His love letter to the city, No Mountains in Manhattan is the most New York-ass sounding rap record all year.. No Mountains in Manhattan is Wiki’s best project yet.’ – Pigeons and Planes
This may be your only chance to see Wiki command the stage in such intimate venues. Don’t miss out on seeing this poetic master in his debut solo Australian visit this January/February.
JANUARY – FEBRUARY 2018
Frontier Touring, I OH YOU & Thank Guard
GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE NOW
Wednesday 31 January
The Lansdowne | Sydney, NSW
oztix.com.au | Ph: 1300 762 545
Thursday 1 February
The Toff | Melbourne, VIC
moshtix.com.au | Ph: 1300 438 849