EARL SWEATSHIRT (CANCELLED)
Handsome Tours and Frontier Touring regret to inform that due to the recent passing of Earl Sweatshirt’s father, he must regrettably cancel his upcoming Melbourne headline show at 170 Russell scheduled for 14 Jan and his appearances as support for The xx East Coast Australian tour this month.
We sincerely apologise to those affected by this cancellation and send our sincerest condolences to Earl at this time.
Existing ticketholders to Earl’s Melbourne headline show are entitled to a refund, and should note the below details:
Tickets purchased through Moshtix:
Moshtix will automatically refund the ticket price directly back to the credit card or PayPal account used to purchase your tickets. Please allow up to 3 – 5 business days for the refund to transfer and reflect back into your account.
It’s been over two years since Californian rapper Earl Sweatshirt appeared in Australia for a handful of club shows. Now, Handsome Tours and Frontier Touring are thrilled to confirm his return for a must-see show in Melbourne for one night only in January.
Along with supporting British indie trio mainstays The xx on their East Coast headline run this Summer, the just announced Melbourne show will be fans only chance to see Earl Sweatshirt live.
Starting out in 2009 as one of the youngest members of hip hop collective Odd Future, Sweatshirt toured and wrote with the likes of Frank Ocean and Tyler, the Creator before gaining solo attention just a year later with debut mixtape Earl.
First record Doris, released in 2013, sparked international recognition with its deeply personal lyrics and highly technical elements. Reaching the top position on the Australian iTunes chart, the album is laden with gems featuring members from his former group. ‘Sunday’ with Frank Ocean packs an emotionally raw punch, while ‘Whoa’ featuring Tyler, the Creator balances bass heaviness with delicate keyboard.
Sweatshirt continued to push boundaries, following up this initial success with self-produced second release I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside, which was named Rolling Stone’s eighth best rap album of 2015. Lo-fi instrumentals paired with the musician’s biting stream of thought come together on lead single ‘Grief’, which entered at number four on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart.
Hard at work on his third album, Sweatshirt has been giving fans a taste of the upcoming release out on the road. Latest song ‘Hat Trick’ was launched at Detroit’s Movement Festival in May, where the track’s simple rhythms let his brutally honest rapping take centre stage. Don’t miss out on your chance to see Sweatshirt when he returns to our shores, armed with new tunes as well as fan favourites!