Earl Sweatshirt announces Australian headline tour this October

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Earl Sweatshirt announces Australian headline tour this October

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This tour marks his long-awaited return Down Under, almost a decade after his last visit.

What can we say, except SICK! Earl Sweatshirt, the Californian rapper, singer-songwriter, and producer, is heading to Melbourne for a show at the Northcote Theatre on October 17. This announcement comes with the reveal of his headline tour scheduled for October 2023, which will see him stop off in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Auckland.

Earl Sweatshirt Australia and New Zealand

  • October 16 – Metro Theatre, Sydney
  • October 17 – Northcote Theatre, Melbourne
  • October 19 – Princess Theatre, Brisbane
  • October 21 – Powerstation, Auckland

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Earl Sweatshirt’s popularity is evident from his impressive streaming numbers, with over 55 million combined streams in Australia and New Zealand alone. His hit singles, including Riot!, Chum, Shattered Dreams, Sunday featuring Frank Ocean, Inside, and Hive featuring Vince Staples and Casey Veggies, have garnered him a dedicated fan base.

In addition to the headline tour, Earl Sweatshirt will also grace the stage at the Yours & Owls Festival in Wollongong, NSW on October 15. The festival is renowned for showcasing a diverse range of talented artists, and Earl’s performance is sure to be a highlight.

Earl Sweatshirt’s musical journey began at the young age of 14 when he started sharing his self-made tracks on SoundCloud under the name Sly Tendencies. He gained recognition after being discovered by Tyler, The Creator and joining the rap collective Odd Future. At just 16 years old, he released his debut mixtape, Earl, which received critical acclaim. Two years later, his debut studio album, Doris, further solidified his position in the music industry.

Known for his introspective lyrics and unique production style, Earl Sweatshirt has continued to evolve as an artist while remaining culturally relevant. His recently released fourth studio album, SICK!, has been hailed as his most artistically rewarding work to date.

Catch him at Northcote Theatre on October 17.