Off the back of his new smash single ‘Heard It All’, snowballing emcee Illy has announced a huge national tour throughout August and September.
As well as major cities, the tour hits towns as far and wide as Toowoomba, Bathurst and Falls Creek, and will be the first chance for fans to hear material from Illy’s soon-to-be-released third album, Bring It Back, live and in the flesh. In support will be Chasm Soundsystem feat. Scryptcha.
Illy’s sophomore album The Chase spawned the powerful and well-loved singles ‘Cigarettes’, ‘The Chase’ and the Gold-selling ‘It Can Wait featuring Owl Eyes. The Chase also took him on two sold out headline tours, an endless list of festival bills and scored both ARIA and AIR Award nominations.
ILLY has thrown more fuel on the fire with ‘Heard It All’. And with a new album on the way, this is just a taste of what’s to come.
Bring It Back is a positive departure from 2010’s The Chase and takes Illy back to his fundamental hip-hop roots. The album features creative collaborations with his Aussie
hip-hop peers including M-Phazes, Pez, Trials (Funkoars), Mantra and Reason.
Illy said, “Bring It Back is a record I’ve had in mind for some time. Usually I work with a very small team so being able to branch out and work with lots of new people has
resulted in a really different sound. There are a bunch of songs on Bring It Back that I can’t wait to do live, so getting back out on the road can’t come quick enough!”
In support is Chasm is one of the leading hip-hop producers in Australia who has worked with Aussie heavyweights such as The Herd, Resin Dogs, Dialectrix, Thundamentals,
Urthboy and Skryptcha.
THE ‘BRING IT BACK’ ALBUM TOUR 2012
supported by Chasm Soundsystem feat. Scryptcha
THURSDAY 9 AUGUST – TOMBA’S, TOOWOOMBA QLD
FRIDAY 10 AUGUST – THE ZOO, BRISBANE QLD
SATURDAY 11 AUGUST – GEAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON BAY NSW
THURSDAY 16 AUGUST – THE CAMBRIDGE HOTEL, NEWCASTLE NSW
SATURDAY 18 AUGUST – BLACK SWAN HOTEL, BENDIGO VIC
MONDAY 20 AUGUST – SWINDLERS, MT HOTHAM, VIC
WEDNESDAY 22 AUGUST – THE STATION RESORT, JINDABYNE NSW
THURSDAY 23 AUGUST – RSL AUDITORIUM, DUBBO NSW (AA)
FRIDAY 24 AUGUST – UC LIVE, CANBERRA ACT
SATURDAY 25 AUGUST – THE HIFI, SYDNEY NSW (LIC AA)
THURSDAY 30 AUGUST – FOWLERS, ADELAIDE SA
FRIDAY 31 AUGUST – FRAT HOUSE FRIDAY @ METRO, FREMANTLE WA
SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER – THE CAPITAL, PERTH WA
FRIDAY 7 SEPTEMBER – THE CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE VIC (18+)
SATURDAY 8 SEPTEMBER (DAY) – THE CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE VIC (U18)
SATURDAY 8 SEPTEMBER (NIGHT) – KAY ST ENT. COMPLEX, TRARALGON VIC
** JUST ANNOUNCED – FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND DATES **
WEDNESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER – SUGARLAND TAVERN, BUNDABERG QLD
Tickets through the Venue Ph: 07 4978 7102 and www.Oztix.com.au
SATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBER – UNION JACK HOTEL, CAIRNS QLD
Tickets through the Venue Ph: 07 4051 2490 and www.Oztix.com.au
** JUST ANNOUNCED – TASMANIAN DATES **
FRIDAY 12 OCTOBER – HOTEL NEW YORK, LAUNCESTON TAS
Tickets through www.oztix.com.au & Mojo Music 81 Brisbane Street Launceston 03 63345677
SATURDAY 13 OCTOBER – REPUBLIC BAR, HOBART TAS
Tickets through www.moshtix.com.au & at the venue (03) 6234 6954