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Sage Francis Returns To New Zealand For Two Shows

Sage Francis Returns To New Zealand For Two Shows

Friday 17th October, 2014 12:01PM

Hip hop minstrel Sage Francis is heading back to New Zealand for two shows in December. The socially conscious rapper and spoken word performer is making his way to these shores off the back of the release of his fifth solo studio album Copper Gone, which came out earlier this year through Strange Famous Records. The album breaks a four year hiatus for the Miami-born musician, following on from 2010 release Li(f)e. Here's the details for his upcoming shows... 

Sage Francis - Copper Gone Tour

Thursday 11th December, San Fran, Wellington w/ Alphabethead and Toomassive (Hamburg)
Friday 12th December, Cassette Nine, Auckland w/ Delic Exodus and Toomassive (Hamburg)

Tickets for both shows are available HERE at UTR

And here's the video for 'Grace' from Copper Gone...


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Having just released his highly anticipated fifth album after a four year hiatus, American Hip Hop artist / Spoken word poet Sage Francis is returning to New Zealand and bringing his “Copper Gone Tour” to our shores in December 2014 for two shows.

After a successful tour through North America, Europe and beyond it is now New Zealand's turn to experience an insight into his new album COPPER GONE.

“VONNEGUT BUSY”, the lead single from COPPER GONE, is a stylistic sample dish for what one can expect from Sage Francis on his new album, and it is punctuated by the project's overall mission statement: “When it seems like you’re going through hell…keep going.”

Delivered in a vivid spectrum of vocal styles, Francis’ lyrics seamlessly transition from socio-economic issues to personal politics over the aggressive, high-energy production of fellow STRANGE FAMOUS label-mate, Prolyphic (trumpet sections by Joshua Trinidad.)

The reference to Kurt Vonnegut in the title is accompanied by a quote from the satirical writer in one of the song’s 3 sub-choruses: “Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, ‘it might have been.’” The repetition of the words “do something” throughout the track implies that Francis is making a call to action. That’s an open call to the public as much as it is to himself.

Copper Gone has cracked the Billboard Top 200, peaking in the Top 40 of the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop, Rap & Independent Charts and making its way into the Top 5 on the iTunes Hip Hop Charts in the US and UK.

Sage Francis will be appearing with support from Alphabethead (NZ) & Toomassive (Hamburg) in Wellington and Delic Exodus (NZ) & Toomassive (Hamburg) in Auckland


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