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Mazbou Q Announces Nationwide Icon Status Tour

Mazbou Q Announces Nationwide Icon Status Tour

Annabel Kean / Tuesday 28th July, 2020 11:56AM

When Nigerian-Kiwi rapper and producer Mazbou Q (fka Unchained XL) isn't busy organising Black Lives Matter protests or being an Aotearoa-based BLM spokesperson for BBC and Euronews interviews, he's blowing minds performing his powerful tracks live. In March this year, his Afroternity EP landed, seeing singles 'To The Gates' and 'Bad Energy' rocket into mainstream airplay. Not long after, he dropped 'Bruised Soles' – a killer, fuzzy guitar collaboration with New York artist Regi Angelou. This September, you can catch this hip-hop great face-to-face, as he traverses the country with his band for the Icon Status Tour from Tāmaki to Ōtautahi. Wise up with the full rundown below, and grab tickets for the Mazbou Q Auckland show on the site...

UPDATE 22/09/20: Due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions in Auckland, Mazbou Q's Neck Of The Woods show has been postponed to 19 December...

Mazbou Q: Icon Status Tour

Thursday 17th September - The Foundry, Christchurch (free show)
Friday 18th September - Yot Club, Raglan w/ Waguan∞
Friday 25th September - Moon, Wellington w/ Strangely Arousing∞
Saturday 19th December - Neck Of The Woods, Auckland w/ Ill Baz, Soraya & Pom* 

Auckland tickets on sale HERE via UTR*
Tickets available via Banished Music

Mazbou Q released this moving visual accompaniment for track 'To The Gates' earlier this year...

Press Release:

Mazbou Q explodes back onto the live music scene in September with the much anticipated 2020 Icon Status tour. 

In March, the Auckland based Nigerian rapper and producer, formerly known as Unchained XL, introduced his sonic and visual evolution with the release of his genre bending EP 'AFROTERNITY', which featured on both Spotify and Apple Music New Releases lists. Singles "To The Gates" and "Bad Energy" saw mainstream radio play on Mai FM and Flava and featured on official Spotify playlists The Local List and +64 Flow. 

The socially conscious rapper was one of the organisers of Auckland's first Black Lives Matter Protest on 1 June which attracted more than 20 000 people. This subsequently galvanised Mazbou Q into the spotlight, talking about issues that he’s always cared deeply about in interviews on international media outlets including BBC and Euronews, as well as numerous local outlets. 

The Icon Status tour will see Mazbou Q and his band deliver their trademark in your face, high energy performances that will be sure to leave your body exhausted and your mind fully engaged long after the final song has played.


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THE OHNINE with MAZBOU Q - Cancelled
Sat 19th Dec
Neck of the Woods, Auckland