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Urthboy Announces National Tour, Drops New Single ‘Crushing Hard’

Written by Mike Hohnen on December 7, 2016

Conquering 2016 with his latest album The Past Beats Inside Me Like A Second Heartbeat simply isn’t enough for Urthboy. Today, the MC has released a brand new track Crushing Hard and announced a run of headline dates in support of it, which will have him zigzagging all over the country.

Those who have been paying attention will notice that Crushing Hard (below) is the spiritual sequel to Second Heartbeat album finale Wade In The Water, but that’s about as far as any comparisons to previous offerings from the rapper goes. For the most part, Crushing Hard is a journey into previously uncharted sonic territories.

“It uses a lyric from that song and springboards into a completely different space in the same spectrum of love,” Urthboy says.

“If Wade in the Water is about an enduring love that is wonderfully imperfect and turbulent and real, Crushing Hard is about the impatient intensity that leads up to it. It’s also about not having the emotional maturity to come out and simply tell the person you like that you have a crush on them.”

Urthboy’s previous run of Australian tour dates saw shows sell out, so we suspect the Crushing Hard tour featuring contemporaries Joyride and Alice Ivy will be no different. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Catch all the tour dates, below.

UPDATE 30/03/17: Urthboy has cancelled his show on the Gold Coast due to Cyclone Debbie.

Listen: Urthboy – ‘Crushing Hard’

Urthboy ‘Crushing Hard’ 2017 National Tour
w/ Joyride and Alice Ivy
Tickets available Wednesday, 7th December

Friday, 3rd March
The Governor Hindmarsh, Adelaide
Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 4th March
Capitol, Perth
Tickets: Official Website

Sunday, 5th March
Settlers Tavern, Margaret River
Tickets: Official Website

Friday, 10th March
Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 11th March
Republic Bar, Hobart
Tickets: Official Website

Thursday, 16th March
Long Jetty Hotel, Long Jetty
Tickets: Official Website

Friday, 17th March
Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 18th March
Blue Mountains Music Festival, Blue Mountains
Tickets: Official Website

Thursday, 23rd March
ANU, Canberra
Tickets: Official Website

Friday, 24th March
Garden Party, Wollongong
Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 25th March
Factory Theatre, Sydney
Tickets: Official Website

Thursday, 30th March – CANCELLED
Miami Market, Gold Coast
Tickets: Official Website

Friday, 31st March
Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay
Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 1st April
The Triffid, Brisbane
Tickets: Official Website

Friday, 7th April
Darwin Railway Club, Darwin
Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 8th April
Gap View Hotel, Alice Springs
Tickets: Official Website

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