(w/ full live band)
with special guest Theophilus London (Brooklyn, NYC)
supported by triple j, MTV and Lifelounge
As one half of Grammy winning duo Outkast, he has sold more than 25 million albums and directed the world’s attention to Southern Rap over a decade before anyone had heard of Lil Wayne. His debut solo album Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty was without doubt one of the biggest releases of 2010, culminating in numerous accolades including triple j album of the week and finding its place in many ‘best of 2010’ lists just a few months ago. Brief promotional performances in Australia last year had people salivating for more and now, Niche Productions can confirm that Big Boi is back! And he’s bringing his full live band and AV/Show with him!
As a headline performer at numerous festivals across the globe last year, Big Boi aka Antwan Andre Patton wins the crowd over with a high energy set featuring belters from his solo album including pop crossover ‘Follow Us,’ the street banger ‘General Patton’ and of course, one of the breakthrough singles of 2010 ‘Shutterbugg’ as well as incorporating classic Outkast material such as ‘I Like The Way You Move,’ ‘Rosa Parks’ and ‘So Fresh So Clean’ with the accompanying music videos blasted on screens. Add to that the extra oomph of bass, guitar, horns and of course DJ and hype man and you have one of the world’s most fun and electric live shows.
After 2006’s Outkast album and film Idlewild, Big Boi kept busy working on Sir Lucious Leftfoot… in between projects with the Atlanta Ballet Company and nurturing up and coming talent Janelle Monae, whose debut solo album was another crossover hit of 2010, proving he is as much the creative chameleon as his partner in rhyme, Andre 3000.
Accolades for Big Boi’s Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son Of Chico Dusty
• triple j Album of the Week
• #77 ‘Shutterbugg’ – triple j Hottest 100
• Top 40 ARIA Chart album
• #3 Debut on Billboard 200 Chart
• #4 Best Albums of 2010 – Pitchfork
• #14 Best Songs of 2010 ‘Shutterbugg’ – Rolling Stone
• #21 Best Albums of 2010 – Rolling Stone
Joining Big Boi will be Brooklyn, NYC artist Theophilus London for his debut tour of the country. With his debut EP Lovers Holiday recently released by Warner, London has already gathered a swag of fans and praise for his three mixtapes The Lovers, This Charming Mixtape and Jam! and is considered by many as a style icon both musically and in fashion. He has already collaborated with Mark Ronson for a Gucci promotion and separately with The Daptones for his cover of Calypso Blues (made popular by Nat King Cole) as well as referencing Elvis Costello on the cover for his Charming mixtape. His style on Lovers Holiday effortlessly traverses Chillwave, Hip-Hop, RnB, Electro, Slo Mo House, Boogie and Soul and a recent appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman has him poised in the eyes of many to take over once his full length album drops in May.
With a career spanning nearly two decades and still innovating Rap, Soul and Hip-Hop, Big Boi is a pioneer who is cherished across a number of genres. Do not miss ‘General Patton’ and his superb live band together with Theophilus London as they touch down across Australia and New Zealand in August and September 2011.