The GODFATHER is on his way for the first time….
WILEY hits New Zealand in Jan 2018!
Wiley Godfather II Tour
Christchurch – Jan 26th
After 11 studio albums, forming seminal crews like Roll Deep with mentees Dizzee Rascal and Skepta, and publishing an autobiography, the grime godfather himself, Wiley, announces his long awaited, first headline tour of Australia/New Zealand this coming January/February.
Either directly responsible or indirectly influencing almost all major players in the UK Grime scene, Wiley is arguably the most influential musician of the genre. Beginning his career with 2004’s ‘treddin on thin ice’ critical acclaim quickly followed but it wasn’t until his 2008 single ‘Wearing My Rolex’ that he hit mainstream success.
Returning to a truer, less commercial sound his latest album ‘Godfather’ is a melting pot of everything that makes the long-standing figure head the artist he is, featuring gritty bass lines and plenty of memorable bars, it’s quintessentially British grime. The album debuted at #9 in the UK Album charts and later that year Wiley was honored by NME Magazine with an “Outstanding Contribution to Music” award. Recently he teased his forthcoming ‘Godfather ll’ record, due out February 16th, releasing new
single ‘I Call the Shots’ feat. JME last week.
Running his notorious Eskimo Dance raves in he UK for a decade ensures Wiley knows how to put on a party, and rest assured he’ll be bringing this expertise to his 2018 tour.
See the songs that built a genre, and be some of the first to hear tracks from his forthcoming 12th studio album ‘Godfather ll’.