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Nas Adds Melbourne Show To ‘Illmatic’ Tour

Written by Tom Williams on November 26, 2014

Nas has added a Melbourne date to his forthcoming Australian tour, after his Sydney performance completely sold out. The New York MC will now bring his Illmatic tour to Melburnian fans, allowing them to enjoy what’s largely believed to be one of rap’s most celebrated albums.

Nas will perform his 1994 full-length release Illmatic in its entirety at shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, with plenty of other Nas classics on display as well. The performances will take place while the musician is in the country to headline Sugar Mountain Festival in January.

This year’s critically acclaimed documentary Time is Illmatic will be released in Australia in January to coincide with Nas’ tour. The film delves into the creative process behind the album, and the sociopolitical circumstances which buoyed its creation.

Nas’ Illmatic tour begins on 20th January 2015, and will now hit Melbourne on Sunday, 25th January at the Forum Theatre. Full tour and ticket details are available below.

UPDATE 03/12/14: Nas has added an Adelaide show and an extra Sydney show to his Illmatic tour, with his Melbourne Sugar Mountain sideshow selling out. Full details below.

UPDATE 18/12/14: Nas has updated the venue for his Adelaide show, moving it from the HQ to the larger Thebarton Theatre on the same night. Tickets already purchased for the original venue will be valid and the show is now a licensed, all ages affair. Full details below.

Additionally, Dusk, the project of acclaimed Aussie actress Abbie Cornish, has been announced as Nas’ national support act. Dusk is preparing her debut solo album for release in 2015.

Watch: Nas – It Ain’t Hard To Tell

http://youtu.be/lZXtabqDY-c

Nas Performs IllmaticAustralian Tour Dates

A Niche pre-sale for Nas’ Adelaide show will begin at 12pm Thursday, 4th December, for 24 hours. Tickets for both Nas’ Adelaide and second Sydney shows go on sale 10am AEST Monday, 8th December. All other shows on sale now unless sold out.

Tuesday, 20th January 2015
The Tivoli, Brisbane (18+)
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Thursday, 22nd January 2015 NEW SHOW
Enmore Theatre, Sydney (18+)
Tickets: Ticketek

Friday, 23rd January 2015 SOLD OUT
Enmore Theatre, Sydney (18+)
Tickets: Ticketek

Saturday, 24th January 2015
Sugar Mountain Festival, Melbourne (18+)
Tickets: Moshtix | Sugar Mountain Festival

Sunday, 25th January 2015 SOLD OUT
Forum Theatre, Melbourne (18+)
Tickets: Ticketmaster | 136 100

Tuesday, 27th January 2015
Metro City, Perth (18+)
Tickets: Oztix

Thursday, 29th January 2015NEW SHOW
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (18+)
Tickets: Oztix

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