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Nas ‘Illmatic’ Australian Headline Shows Announced

Written by Nastassia Baroni on November 6, 2014

Groundbreaking MC Nas will tour Australia shortly as the headlining act of the upcoming Sugar Mountain Festival where he will perform his magnum opus, Illmatic, in its entirety. Now, Nas will give fans across other Australian cities the same opportunity to experience the classic album live.

Nas will kick off his Australian Illmatic tour at The Tivoli in Brisbane on Tuesday, 20th January, before moving onto Sydney’s Enmore Theatre, a stop at Sugar Mountain and will finish things off in Perth on Tuesday, 27th January.

Illmatic is one of rap history’s most celebrated albums and this tour, in celebration of the album’s twentieth anniversary, will see Nas perform his acclaimed work live in Australia from start to finish.

The album has been the subject of books, academic studies and this year’s widely acclaimed Time is Illmatic documentary, which will be released in Australia in January to coincide with the tour. On top of his full Illmatic performance, Nas will also treat the crowd to a selection of hits from his celebrated catalogue.

See full tour details below.

UPDATE 26/11/14: Nas has added a Melbourne show to his forthcoming Illmatic tour, with his Sydney show selling out. Full details 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.

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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 VENUE
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (18+)
Tickets: Oztix

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