Aesop Rock has announced a headline tour of Australia and New Zealand. He’ll be touching down in Auckland this September, followed by Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. This marks Aes’ first Australian visit since 2011, and will be in support of his brilliant 2016 album The Impossible Kid.
Joining Aesop on tour will be partner-in-crime Rob Sonic, with whom he’s toured extensively both as a support act and as duo Hail Mary Mallon (fingers crossed for an on-stage collaboration). Resident mixmaster DJ Zone will also be in tow.
After releasing The Impossible Kid last May, Aesop also released his second collaborative EP with Stones Throw rapper Homeboy Sandman, Lice 2. Since then he’s been surprisingly prolific in terms of production work, soundtracks and visuals. He’s also just shared the new video for Get Out Of The Car, a touching tribute to the late Camu Tao, who passed away nine years ago last week.
Pre-sale tickets will be available from Friday June 2 at 9am local time, with general sales from Monday June 5, also at 9am local time – more details here.
Dates can be found below.
Aesop Rock 2017 Australia & New Zealand Tour Dates
With Rob Sonic and DJ Zone
Thursday September 21: Kings Arms, Auckland
Saturday September 23: Amplifier, Perth
Wednesday September 27: The Gov, Adelaide
Thursday September 28: Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane
Friday September 29: Manning Bar, Sydney
Saturday September 30: Corner Hotel, Melbourne