Illy announces Western Canadian Tour dates [News]
Calgary, AB – Australia’s own MC Illy recently announced a monster line-up of shows for his upcoming Canadian tour. He’s been getting mad love for his Cinematic release. So now us lucky heads on the West side of Canada get to take in the live Illy experience. Things are about to get real serious.
Illy’s also hit us with a double-whammy by releasing a brand new Canadian Tour Sampler mixtape comprised of some of his biggest hits to date. That’s love; a whole sampler just for his Canadiana fam. Best ever. Check the exclusive Canadian Sampler and peep the official tour flyer and show dates after the jump.
Canadian Tour Sampler
Feb 20: Distrikt, Victoria, BC
Feb 21: Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, BC
Feb 22: Garfinkels, Whistler, BC
Feb 24: The Flying Steamshovel Inn, Rossland, BC
Feb 26: The Gateway at SAIT Polytechnic, Calgary, AB
Feb 27: Pawn Shop Live, Edmonton, AB
Mar 01: Wild Bill’s, Banff, AB
Mar 05: Habitat, Kelowna, BC
Illy emerged in the Australian hip hop scene with the release of his debut album Long Story Short in 2009, which landed on the ARIA charts at #40. In 2013, he won an ARIA (Australia’s Grammy equivalent) for Best Urban Album for his 2012 release Bring It Back. His most recent release Cinematic debuted on the ARIA charts at #4 and has since gone Gold in Australia, along with the final single “Tightrope” going platinum.
A smart and idealistic hip hop storyteller who put everything on the line, Illy’s renowned for his sharp wit and energetic live performances. It’s all part of the mosaic that makes up Illy. His relatable personality and lyrical smarts have cemented him as one of Australia’s most exciting artists.