Lil Uzi Vert plays his first ever NZ show in February 2018

Friday 10 November 2017

Lil Uzi Vert plays his first ever NZ show in February 2018

US rap phenomenon Lil Uzi Vert is about to set foot in New Zealand for the first time, bringing his one-off show to Auckland's Logan Campbell's Centre next year.

Dubbed as 'King of the Kids' by Zane Lowe on Beats 1, Uzi nabbed an MTV Video Music Award for his mammoth single 'XO Tour Llif3' lifted from his 16-track debut album 'Luv Is Rage 2'. The track has amassed over 1.3 billion streams worldwide, and has seen him take the stage with Ed Sheeran, performing a mashup with 'Shape of You'at this year's MTV Video Music Award.

Debuting at no. 1 on the US Billboard chart, Luv Is Rage 2 sees the Philadelphia-based rapper collaborate with superstars like Pharrell Williams and The Weeknd, weaving lonely emo, lean psychedelia, and tightly-wound trap wordplay with a vision unlike anything in his prior canon.

"The songs are catchy, the beats are hot and Uzi gives a vocal performance that rederfines the term rap rock star." - XXL

"Luv Is Rage 2 is an ascension to rockstar status." - High Snobiety

Uzi's rapid rise to fame began in 2015 when he was just 20. There was his explosive appearance on Carnage's single 'WDYW' alongside A$AP Ferg and Rich The Kid and later spending the American summer priming the crowd for Wiz Khalifa and Fall Out Boy on their 'Boys of Zummer' Tour.

Things were taken to a whole new level following the release of his first mixtape 'Luv Is Rage' earning Uzi international fandom and critical acclaim. What's more, Uzi earned a range of additional awards and nominations for Migos' no. 1 smash single 'Bad and Boujee (Feat. Lil Uzi Vert)', including the BET Awards' Best Collaboration trophy and nods for Top Rap Song and Top Rap Collaboration at the Billboard Music Awards.

Performing tracks from his mixtapes and debut album, Uzi fans should expect to hear 'Do What I Want', 'The Way Life Goes', 'UnFazed' and of course 'XO Tour Llif3' alongside his much loved hype man. No doubt Lil Uzi Vert will be bringing his distinct dance moves to the stage that inspired the #LilUziVertChallenge hashtag too.

Secure your tickets now and witness one of the most celebrated artists of today's generation rock the Auckland stage.