Friday, April 27, 2012
Ghostface Killah, DOOM, Chino XL tour
Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah, masked supervillain DOOM, and “The Puerto Rican Rhyme Slayer” Chino XL are teaming up for the Rap City 2012 tour.
In 2010 Rap City brought DJ Premier, The Beatnuts, Masta Ace & Edo G to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, and after a year off it’s back with Brisbane and Perth added to the tour schedule. And the impressive lineup is made even more enticing by the fact that Ghostface and DOOM putting the finishing touches on their long awaited, and delayed, collaboration album Swift & Changeable under the moniker DOOMStarks.
Although hip-hop tours have struggled recently with a near comical series of cancellations we’re confident that the this one will come together without a hitch, although the planned Rap City 2010 tour headlined by Blackalicious was cancelled “due to circumstances beyond their control”. However this year’s headliners do have a good track record with Australian tours – Ghostface will be returning to Australia following a successful solo Australian tour in 2009 and a visit with his Wu-Tang brothers last year, while DOOM (Printed in all CAPS, always) made his Australian debut last year with a run of sold out shows.
Ghostface Killah, DOOM, Chino XL tour:
Friday June 1 – HQ, Adelaide
Saturday June 2 – Enmore, Sydney
Sunday June 3 – Metropolis, Perth
Friday June 8 – Arena, Brisbane
Saturday June 9 – Forum, Melbourne
Tickets on sale Tuesday 1st May.