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Dizzee Rascal Announces Two New Zealand Shows

Dizzee Rascal Announces Two New Zealand Shows

Thursday 13th February, 2014 8:43AM

Update: Both the Wellington and Auckland sideshows have been cancelled. Please visit the Frontier Touring website for refund information.

Dizzee Rascal is set to return in April/May for two New Zealand shows. A regular to our shores - just here last year for Back to the Future and then four times prior including two Big Day Out appearances - headline shows are rare and these two follow the release of his fifth studio album - aptly titled The Fifth. Released last September, see below for a couple videos from the new album and here are the tour details...

Dizzee Rascal

Wednesday 30th April, Vector Arena, Auckland
Thursday 1st May, TSB Arena, Wellington

Tickets from Ticketmaster in Auckland and Ticketek in Wellington - more details below.

'I Don't Need A Reason'

'Love This Town' (feat. Teddy Sky)

Press Release:


Frontier Touring are excited to announce that Dizzee Rascal will be returning to Australia and New Zealand in April for his very own headline shows!

Since kicking off his career back in 2003, as a 19 year old from East London, his raw talent and distinct British sound was hotly tipped to revolutionise the urban scene. Rightly so as his debut album Boy In Da Corner earned him the coveted British Mercury Prize that year – making him the youngest person to receive the accolade.

Dizzee Rascal also won the BRIT Award for British Male Solo Artist in 2010, the same year he collaborated with Florence and the Machine for the hit ‘You Got The Dirtee Love’ (watch their BRIT Awards performance here), which peaked at number 2 on the UK singles charts.

Here in New Zealand, his singles ‘Holiday’ and 'Dance Wiv Me' reached gold status, while ‘Bonkers’ achieved a platinum status (watch the video clip for ‘Bonkers’ here), proving there is no stopping him. 2010 also saw Dizzee take home the BET Award for ‘Best International Act’ held in Los Angeles.

Even though it’s been a decade since the ground-breaking debut was released, the hype around the grime emcee turned worldwide superstar has not been lost, with his 2009 self-released platinum album Tongue ‘n Cheek spawning a string of number one singles in the UK.

The 2012 London Olympics held in Dizzee’s hometown saw him perform at the opening ceremony, with his track ‘Scream’ featuring Pepper serving as one of the five official hits used throughout the Games, joining the likes of Muse, Chemical Brothers, Elton John & Pnau and Delphic (watch the video clip for ‘Scream’ here).

Last year saw Dizzee on NZ shores for the Back To The Future festival at Vector Arena, bringing with him his signature fast-flowing lyrics and ground shaking bass; fittingly following the release of one of the year’s most anthemic tunes ‘Bassline Junkie’, accompanied by a video clip which Dizzee assures “is gonna have people in stitches!” (watch ‘Bassline Junkie’ here).

This year Dizzee will be back for a headline tour in celebration of his new album! September 2013 saw the release of his fifth album, appropriately titled ‘The Fifth’ (out now through Liberator Music).

Over the years Dizzee has also gathered a cracking team to collaborate on his new album including Tinie Tempah, Calvin Harris, Jessie J, Robbie Williams and producers A-Trak, RedOne and Jean - Baptiste. Tracks like ‘I Don’t Need A Reason’ and ‘Goin’ Crazy’ (featuring Robbie Williams) are sure to get the party started with Dizzee stating that “The Fifth is geared for a live audience”.

There is no denying that Dizzee Rascal was made for the world stage and his latest instalment has us eagerly awaiting his return to our shores – you will not want to miss out on seeing him make the crowd go absolutely bonkers!


Frontier Members pre-sale via
Tue 18 Feb (2.00pm AEST/ NZDT) – Wed 19 Feb (2.00pm AEST/ NZDT)
(or ends earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted)

General public on sale from 10am local time, Friday 21 February

Wed 30 Apr Vector Arena | Auckland | 0800 111 999

Thu 1 May TSB Arena | Wellington | 0800 842 538


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