Joey Bada$$ returns with his long-awaited Australian Tour in 2023

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Joey Bada$$ returns with his long-awaited Australian Tour in 2023

The American rapper, singer and actor is touring Australia for the first time in five years in January 2023

After selling out shows in Sydney and Melbourne in 2018, Illusive Presents and Frontier Touring are excited to announce American rapper, singer and actor Joey Bada$$ returns with his long-awaited Australian Tour 2023. The Brooklyn native will bring his latest project and third studio album 2000 – a sequel to his critically acclaimed debut mixtape 1999 – to Australia performing here live for the first time in five years.

Kicking off his tour on Australia’s west coast, Joey will play Metropolis Fremantle on Wednesday 4 January. He’ll then travel east to Brisbane, playing Fortitude Music Hall on Friday 6 January, Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Saturday 7 January, and Forum Melbourne on Sunday 8 January.

Joey Bada$$ Australian Tour

Wednesday 4 January
​Metropolis Fremantle | Fremantle, WA

Friday 6 January
​Fortitude Music Hall | Brisbane, QLD

Saturday 7 January​
Enmore Theatre | Sydney, NSW

Sunday 8 January
​Forum Melbourne | Melbourne, VIC

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2000 was released on 22 July (via Columbia Records/Sony Music – here), nearly 10-years to the date after his classic boom-bap mixtape 1999. The album title serves as a reminder for the world that time is a concept and it’s really just been one long year since Joey and his hip hop collective Pro Era exploded onto the scene in 2012. Singles from the record include: ‘Head High’, ‘Where I Belong’, ‘Survivors Guilt’ and ‘Zipcodes’.

Joey Bada$$ released his first studio album B4.DA.$$ in 2015 debuting at #5 on Billboard and topping hip hop charts across America. Two years later he showed his lyrical prowess on his follow up record ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$, translating his world-wearied political observations into unifying anthems. The 2017 record features the twice RIAA Platinum ‘Devastated’ and RIAA Gold ‘Temptation’.

Bada$$ last toured Australia in 2018 as one of the biggest names on the Sugar Mountain Festival lineup, as well as performing four headline shows, which quickly sold out in Sydney and Melbourne.

Critics are praising him as one of the most celebrated rappers of this generation. Don’t miss Joey Bada$$ when he returns to Australia in January 2023.

Frontier Members presale begins Wednesday 14 September (10am local time) before the General Public on sale on Friday 16 September (12pm local time). Tickets and more information via