It’s been a banner year for Sydney rhyme legend and one of the best upcoming rappers in the game, L-Fresh The Lion. Aside from having one of the best monikers around, L-Fresh enjoyed the hugely successful release of his powerful latest album Become back in May and he’s now gearing up to take it out on a massive tour of Australia.
Having racked up the plays on Spotify and other streaming services as well as already enjoying a place in more than a few album of the year lists, Become is one of the best Australian hip-hop records to come out in the last few years (read our review here), bold and unafraid of stirring confrontation, with standouts like the relentless Takeover and the darkly cool 1 In 100,000 (which copped a ripper of a redux featuring Raxstar) set to grab crowds by the collar.
Having also been busy of late helping out one of his contemporaries in Urthboy on his Second Heartbeat tour around the country, L-Fresh is wasting no time in getting back out on the road. Kicking off in Adelaide in the first week of August and going right through to mid-September, the tour will make stops in every capital city except Hobart (sorry Hobart), including a slot at this year’s Darwin Festival, as well as stops in less-frequented regional areas like Ballarat and Newcastle.
Joining L-Fresh on tour will be the phenomenally talented Queanbeyan wordsmith and recent signee to Big Village Records in Omar Musa, who may have some new material up his sleeve for fans after also announcing his next EP Dead Centre, a record featuring L-Fresh The Lion, Lior and Kate Miller-Heidke among others. Sukjhit, who you might remember from having stunned audiences on Australia’s Got Talent with her intensely emotional and revealing poetry will also be on hand to give the crowd a whole lot of food for thought.
Tickets are available through L-Fresh The Lion’s official website. The full list of dates for this huge tour are below:
L-Fresh The Lion Become Tour Dates:
Fri, Aug 5th: University Of Adelaide, Adelaide
Sun, Aug 14th: Miami Marketta, Gold Coast
Fri-Sat, Aug 19th-20th: Darwin Festival, Darwin
Fri, Aug 26th: Amplifier, Perth
Sat, Aug 27th: Odd Fellow, Fremantle
Thu, Sep 1st: Karova Lounge, Ballarat
Fri, Sep 2nd: Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Sat, Sep 3rd: Workers Club, Geelong
Thu, Sep 8th: Small Ballroom, Newcastle
Fri, Sep 9th: Transit Bar, Canberra
Sat, Sep 10th: Newtown Social Club, Sydney
Fri, Sep 16th: Great Northern, Byron Bay
Sat, Sep 17th: The Foundry, Brisbane
Become is out now via Elefant Traks/Inertia.