Atlantic Records’ rap sensation, Wiz Khalifa, will be hitting the UK shores this November for a headline tour. The run of dates will kick off at Glasgow’s O2 Academy on November 2nd and will include a London show at the prestigious O2 Brixton Academy on November 7th. Dates also include Newcastle, Bristol, Manchester, Southampton and Leeds.
2011 has certainly been a year for Wiz (real name Cameron Thomaz) to shout about. His huge smash Black and Yellow – inspired by his love for the American Football team Pittsburgh Steelers – was double platinum certified in the US, charted top five in the UK singles chart and the video has had over 78 million views on his official YouTube channel to date. Taken from his Atlantic Records debut album Rolling Papers , which was released in March, the groundbreaking anthem set the tone for the LP.
Wiz graced the UK for a handful of one-off shows this May and due to overwhelming demand his initial London date at XOYO was soon upgraded to London’s Kentish Town Forum. On the run of dates, Wiz also played sold out shows at Manchester Academy and at London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (that gig sold out in under an hour).
Since releasing his first mix tape Prince Of The City: Welcome To Pistolvania in 2005, it’s safe to say Wiz has built a loyal fanbase. With over a million Twitter followers, 3 million Facebook friends and being named the 3rd fastest growing query (people category) of 2010 on Google, even bigger things are on the horizon.
Full UK dates below:
- Wed 2 Nov, Glasgow, O2 Academy
- Thu 3 Nov, Birmingham, O2 Academy
- Fri 4 Nov, Newcastle, O2 Academy
- Sat 5 Nov, Bristol, O2 Academy
- Mon 7 Nov, London, O2 Academy Brixton
- Tues 8 Nov, Manchester, O2 Apollo
- Weds 9 Nov, Southampton, Guildhall
- Fri 11 Nov, Leeds, O2 Academy
Tickets go on sale Friday 3rd June 2011 at 9am – http://www.gigsandtours.com / 0844 811 0051
Tickets are £20 (£21.50 London)
An Exclusive fan pre-sale for the tour will be held at his official UK webstore (http://wizkhalifa.warnerartists.com) at 9am Thursday 2nd June.