Co-Headline with WAX. October/November2013
UK Warped Tour date: November 2013
Watsky is set to release his 3rd studio album ‘Cardboard Castles’ through Steel Wool Media on 15th July 2013.
George Watsky is a rapper, writer and performer from San Francisco now living in Los Angeles. A versatile lyricist who switches between silly and serious, technically complex and simply heartfelt, George won the Youth Speaks Grand Slam Finals and the Brave New Voices National Poetry Slam. Immediate after, George appeared on the final season of ‘Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry’ on HBO while himself a college Freshman and subsequently performed at over 150 universities across the country.
Rapping all the while under the name ‘Watsky,’ George released the eponymous album in 2010, which peaked at #7 on the iTunes hip hop charts in the USA and debuted #1 in 5 countries on their Itunes hip hop chart….
In January 2011 George’s fast rapping went viral and led to two appearances on the Ellen Show, a slot on Last Call with Carson Daly, and an exploding online profile. George has performed at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal, the NAACP Image Awards on FOX, three times at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and has been featured in XXL, Billboard Magazine, and the New York Times Magazine.
Watsky’s social media presence made him one of only 23 artists dubbed by ‘The Next Big Sound’ as a ‘Big Sound of 2011,’ alongside Mac Miller, Kreayshawn and Skrillex.
His regular video posts get huge numbers – he currently has over 200 million youtube views. An example is this post that has over 24 million youtube views –
Following a sold out UK tour in early 2013, Watksy returns with more dates and a full European run in October/November 2013. Confirmed dates are as follows (UK dates in bold)…
July 11th Birmingham, 02 Academy 3
July 12th NASS Festival, Somerset http://www.nassfestival.com/
July 13th Wireless Festival, London http://www.wirelessfestival.co.uk/
July 14th Wakestock Festival, Pwllheli Wales http://www.wakestock.co.uk/
Oct 29th Academy, Dublin (14+ )
Oct 30th Limelight 2, Belfast (18+)
Nov 1st Garage, Glasgow
Nov 2nd Garage, Aberdeen
Nov 3rd Warehouse 34, Newcastle
Nov 5th Academy 2, Manchester
Nov 6th Trix Club, Antwerp
Nov 8th Rust, Copenhagen
Nov 9th Arena, Berlin – (WARPED)
Nov 10th Klogebouw, Eindhoven – (WARPED)
Nov 12th Knust Club, Hamburg
Nov 14th Jazz House, Freiburg
Nov 15th Rotterdam Beats Festival, Rotterdam
Nov 16th Gleiss 22, Munster
Nov 17th Alexandra Palace, London – (WARPED) www.vanswarpedtouruk.com
Nov 19th Noveau Casino, Paris
Nov 20th Luxor, Cologne
Nov 21st Rocker 33 Club, Stuttgart~
Nov 22nd Karlstorbahnof, Heidelberg
Nov 23rd Festhalle, Bern – (Warped)
Nov 24th Stadhalle, Vienna – (Warped)
For UK and Eire co-headline dates tickets are priced £12 (£14 Belfast / E16.65 Dublin) – subject to booking fee. Tickets are available from all usual outlets. Tickets for October/November UK dates go onslae Monday 8th July 2013