GRIME GODFATHER WILEY ANNOUNCES 2018 HEADLINE TOUR
After 11 studio albums, forming seminal crews like Roll Deep with mentees Dizzee Rascal and Skepta, and publishing an autobiography, the grime godfather himself, Wiley announces his long awaited, first headline tour of Australia/New Zealand this coming January/February.
Either directly responsible or indirectly influencing almost all major players in the UKGrime scene, Wiley is arguably the most influential musician of the genre. Beginning his career with 2004’s ‘treddin on thin ice’ critical acclaim quickly followed but it wasn’t until his 2008 single ‘Wearing My Rolex’ that he hit mainstream success.
Returning to a truer, less commercial sound his latest album ‘Godfather’ is a melting pot of everything that makes the long-standing figure head the artist he is, featuring gritty bass lines and plenty of memorable bars, it’s quintessentially British grime. The album debuted at #9 in the UK Album charts and later that year Wiley was honored by NME Magazinewith an "Outstanding Contribution to Music" award. Recently he teased his forthcoming ‘Godfather ll’ record.
Catch him at the following dates:
SYDNEY – February 1st, 2018
MELBOURNE – February 2nd, 2018
PERTH – February 3rd, 2018