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Kiwi support acts announced for US hip-hop legend Big Boi


Big Boi - the Atlanta-born rapper, producer, songwriter and one half of Outkast - will open his New Zealand shows with support from Kiwi hop-hop duo TIMES x TWO.

The seven-time Grammy Award-winning artist is playing at the Studio in Auckland onFriday, March 16 and Meow in Wellington on Saturday, March 17.

TIMES x TWO (Cader and Zee) are excited to join Big Boi on the New Zealand leg of his tour. Their support slots will follow the March 9 release of their new EP, LATE NIGHT LEGACY. Their current single ‘Hard In The Paint’ was released just before Christmas and debuted at #1 on the overall chart on iTunes as well as the iTunes hip hop chart.

Joining Big Boi and TIMES x TWO in Auckland at The Studio on March 16 are local supports Omni Potent, DJ Spell, and DJ Giggles.

Truce Lee will join TIMES x TWO and Big Boi at Wellington's Meow on March 17.

One of music’s greatest rhyme mavericks, Big Boi's 2010 solo record, SIR LUCIOUS LEFT FOOT: THE SON OF CHICO DUSTY peaked at #3 on the US charts and received critical acclaim with Pitchfork proclaiming it one of the "100 Best Albums of the Decade So Far'" and topping year-end lists from the likes of Time Magazine and Paste.

His 2012 follow-up VICIOUS LIES AND DANGEROUS RUMOURS enamoured tastemakers and fans alike and featured collaborations with A$AP Rocky, Killer Mike, Kid Cudi, and more. In 2015, Big Boi collaborated with Phantogram to create supergroup Big Grams, releasing a widely acclaimed self-titled debut album.

Last year he released his third full-length solo album, BOOMIVERSE containing the singles ‘In The South’ with Gucci Mane & Pimp C, ‘Mic Jack’ feat. Adam Levine, ‘Kill Jill’ feat. Killer Mike & Jeezy, and ‘Chocolate’ feat. Trozé resonate with media and fans worldwide.

Big Boi w/ special guests:

Auckland - Friday March 16, Studio
With support from TIMES x TWO, Omni Potent, DJ Spell, DJ Giggles

Wellington – Saturday March 17, Meow
With support from TIMES x TWO and Truce Lee

Tickets from justtheticketnz.com

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