Following a string of sold-out shows in 2017, including a best-on-ground set at Meredith Music Festival and sets at Coachella and Pitchfork Music Festival earlier this year, Chicago rapper NONAME is back for fresh headline dates this spring!
Noname will bring her dynamic live show to Melbourne’s Forum on Friday 21 September and the Metro Theatre in Sydney on Tuesday 25 September alongside the already announced appearances at Listen Out festival. Supporting her at these headline shows is the dynamic rapper-on-the-rise, Genesis Owusu, with DJs FlexMami and Colette joining in Sydney and Melbourne respectively.
At these shows, fans will get the first taste of Noname’s debut album, Room 25, which will be released Friday, September 14th. The 11 track album, released independently, sees Noname return as a more mature and experienced artist.
Rather than cash in on the hype around her 2016 mixtape Telefone, Noname took two years to play shows backed by a full band and refine her craft before releasing her follow up project. Upon its release, Telefone received nearly universal acclaim and propelled Noname to become one of the most exciting new voices in music. The intimate mixtape cut through the noise of an oversaturated musical landscape like few other releases have in the last several years. Since the release of Telefone, Noname has built an international presence, successfully touring the world and playing the top festivals including Coachella, Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago and more. In 2017, she also touched the Saturday Night Live stage alongside collaborator and childhood friend Chance the Rapper to perform a song of his Colouring Book album. The New York Times called her SNL performance “a master class in poise, delivery, and self-assuredness.”
Telefone established Noname as one of the most promising and unique voices in hip hop, and with Room 25 she stakes out her place as one of the best lyricists in the genre and comes into her own as a fully realised artist as she achieves mastery over the style she developed with her first tape.
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