August Alsina announces one-off show in Auckland next month

Thursday 8 March 2018

August Alsina announces one-off show in Auckland next month

R&B heartthrob and hip-hop artist August Alsina makes his way to NZ shores, playing his one-off performance at Auckland's Logan Campbell Centre next month. He will be supported by Donell Lewis, Kennyon Brown and DJ Noiz.

Born and raised in New Orleans, August Alsina is following in the footsteps of the city's legends who paved the way. After a set of personal setbacks and a series of YouTube covers that generated millions of views, he signed with Def Jam Recordings in 2007 and released 2014’s 'Testimony' which debuted at no. 2 on the Billboard 200.

The album featured hit singles 'I Luv This Shit' feat. Trinidad James and 'No Love' feat. Nicki Minaj. The same year, Alsina was named 'Best New Artist' at the BET Awards. Alsina's second album, 2015's 'This Thing Called Life' also debuted in the Top 20 and featured the hit 'Hip Hop'.

"On this striking album Alsina is a ruminative, no-holds-barred songwriter, and his tormented upbringing provides most of the lyrical grist." - New York Times

"This is a gratifying second step from one of the most exciting contemporary R&B artists to appear during the 2010s." - AllMusic

August Alsina is without a doubt one of the most exciting acts in R&B right now. With a lifetime of experiences behind him, he's a living proof that your past does not dictate your future.

Don't miss August Alsina's heartfelt debut performance on Kiwi soil this April.