Rap icon The Game has unveiled details of his new Drillmatic tour of the UK and Ireland, his first time in the UK in more than five years, kicking off this November.
Starting out at Ulster Hall in Belfast on 25th November, the 13-date tour is his biggest of the UK and Ireland yet, and takes in shows at the likes of 3Arena in Dublin (Co-Headliner with Irish rap duo Versatile), the O2 Academy in Edinburgh and Manchester’s O2 Ritz, before rounding off at the O2 Academy Brixton on 14th December (full list of tour dates below).
Those looking to attend can pre-register from 10am on 15th August, with pre-sale tickets going on sale 19th August and general sale 22nd August. The announcement ties in with the release of his new 30-track album Drillmatic: Heart Vs Mind, his tenth album to date, dropping 12th August.
Compton rapper The Game emerged as one of the rawest voices on the early-2000s West Coast hip-hop scene, with intense autobiographical narratives and a hungry need to assert his lyrical presence. His forceful talent was established with his 2005 studio debut The Documentary, and the rapper has moved tirelessly ever since, releasing a non-stop string of mixtapes, singles and acclaimed albums including 2008’s LAX, 2011’s The R.E.D. Album and 2019’s Born 2 Rap. 2022 has seen a string of high-profile singles released including Eazy featuring Kanye West and Stupid featuring Big Sean, with Friday’s anticipated release of Drillmatic seeing the Grammy-winner team up with Hit Boy across it’s 30-track duration.
One of the world’s greatest ever rappers, The Game makes his long-overdue return to British and Irish shores.
25th November – Ulster Hall, Belfast
27th November – 3Arena, Dublin
30th November – O2 Academy, Edinburgh
1st December – O2 Academy, Leeds
3rd December – O2 Ritz, Manchester
4th December – Barrowlands, Glasgow
5th December – Engine Shed , Lincoln
7th December – The O2, Bournemouth
8th December – The UEA, Norwich
9th December – Forum, Birmingham
10th December – Rock City, Nottingham
12th December – SWX, Bristol
14th December – O2 Academy Brixton, London
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