Common Is Returning To New Zealand

Wednesday 23 March 2016

Common Is Returning To New Zealand

After blowing away New Zealand audiences in 2014 on the Soulfest bill, Common is returning to New Zealand for his first ever headline show.

The popular rapper and actor who has won 4 Grammys, recently added to his success by winning a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for his work on the lead track ‘Glory’ from the movie in which he starred, ‘Selma’. Based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by Dr. Martin Luther King, the film touched the world and garnered Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations.

Known for his energetic live shows, Common starts his tour in New Zealand for one Wellington show on Wednesday, May 11th.

Joining Common is special guest Talib Kweli. The Brooklyn-based rapper earned his stripes as one of the most lyrically gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers to emerge in the last 20 years.


The human rights activist can regularly be seen on American TV and in the media discussing current issues affecting the lives of the community, including mass incarceration, economic equality and police brutality.
A regular visitor to our shores, Talib is known for putting on an incredible live show.