ScHoolboy Q Returns to New Zealand

Wednesday 16 July 2014

ScHoolboy Q Returns to New Zealand
Following two sell-out New Zealand shows in June, Los Angeles rapper ScHoolboy Q is returning for an encore tour.

Signed to Top Dawg Entertainment alongside his friend and collaborator Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q has been riding a wave of hype this year. His third album and first major label release Oxymoron was released in February and topped the charts in the US. This (Northern Hemisphere) summer will see him tour the States with The Weeknd and Jhene Aiko before heading to New Zealand for three shows in ChristchurchWellington and Dunedin. There is no word yet on an Auckland date.

Tickets go on sale on from 9am tomorrow via Dash Tickets.

ScHoolboy Q
Christchurch - The Foundry, Wednesday 1 October
Dunedin - Union Hall, University of Otago, Thursday 2 October
Wellington - James Caberet, Friday 3 October

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ScHoolboy Q returns to New Zealand for Encore Tour

ScHoolboy Q is Man of the Year. The acclaimed Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) artist can't stay away from New Zealand. Following two epic shows in June amidst a tide of international hype, ScHoolboy Q is back to offer a second helping of sharp-shooting hip-hop to New Zealand fans. Attendees of his sold out show at James Cabaret were witness to the truth – ScHoolboy is the hottest name in hip hop. Famed for his outspoken wit, ScHoolboy Q is at the top of his game, and is set to bring his quick-spitting jams back to New Zealand for three exclusive shows in Christchurch, Wellington and Dunedin, following a massive summer tour of the US with The Weeknd and Jhene Aiko.

A rich kid of military parents gone to the streets (ScHoolboy earned his name from the high-brow schools he attended), Quincy Matthew Hanley has seen it all, from college sports to drug-slanging and jail-time. His colourful history now takes its place at the tip of the hip hop charts, with his debut Top Dawg Entertainment / Interscope Records album Oxymoron opening at number 1 on the Billboard 200. 

Guesting verses for hip-hop heavyweights Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, 2Chainz and acclaimed producer The Alchemist, ScHoolboy the biggest voice in the biz – rapping about everything from cars and clothes, women and weed to childhood and lofty ambitions, with his unique LA style (by way of Texas), reminiscent of Biggie, Nas, and 50 Cent. 

He's become an instant classic – with the popularity and gritty smarts most rappers don't achieve until much later in their career. 

If you were at the last shows, you'll know exactly what to do. If you missed it – don't make the same mistake again. ScHoolboy Q's rhymes are world class, and he's coming back to spit them just for us. 

ScHoolboy Q Support from SWTMXKDS
Wednesday October 1 - Christchurch - The Foundry
Thursday October 2 - Dunedin - Union Hall
Friday October 3 - Wellington - James Cabaret

Tickets on sale via Dash Tickets.
New Zealand tickets go on sale on from 9am tomorrow via Dash Tickets.Oxymoron can be purchased via iTunes.