WATSKY: New Album ‘Cardboard Castles’ 15th July As The Hug a Hater Tour Is Announced

WATSKY: New Album ‘Cardboard Castles’ 15th July As The Hug a Hater Tour Is Announced

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



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