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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.

Illy announces Western Canadian Tour dates [News] - HipHopCanada.com

Illy announces Western Canadian Tour dates [News] - HipHopCanada.com

Canadian Tour Sampler

Tour Dates

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

About: Illy

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.


Twitter: @illyal

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Sarah Jay is HipHopCanada's Associate Editor in Chief. Sarah is based in Calgary and works as a freelance journalist and photographer. Sarah is also an A&R talent scout for the Universal Music Scouting Program, and runs a vintage store during the day. Sarah has juried the JUNO Awards, The Polaris Music Prize, and The Prism Prize. She has been fortunate enough to interview and photograph some of hip-hop's greatest influencers including Future, ScHoolboy Q, Ghostface Killah, Moka Only, Maestro Fresh Wes, Shad, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, and more. Follow Sarah on Twitter: @IHeartTART

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