Published on September 3rd, 2010 | by Denny Armatrading0
Wiley: First UK Tour
BIZARRE Presents: The Elusive Tour with Wiley
including Special Guests:
JME (Boy Better Know)
RD aka Ruff Diamondz
& Officially presents the A-List.
In association with William Morris Endeavor & Live Nation.
Despite a career that spans more than 15 years, 9 mixtapes and 4 albums, this will be Wiley’s very first foray into UK-wide live touring. Officially dubbed the ‘Godfather of Grime’, Wiley was one of the first MC’s to give the genre its name and is one of the scene’s most innovative artists to date. Wiley will be supported by acts such as JME (Boy Better Know), Fugative, RD aka Ruff Diamondz and the rest of the A-List team this Autumn.
Wiley has sold over one million singles in the last 18 months with hits such as “”Wearing my Rolex”, “Cash in my Pocket”, “Take That” and “Never Be Your Woman”. He has also had a number one hit “Good Times” with his band Roll Deep. Wiley has been at the forefront of discovering and pioneering Urban Music since his emergence onto the scene over a decade ago, ranging from Dizzee Rascal to Tinchy Styrder. From his first record “Phaze One” and “Nicole Groove” to “Present Day” Wiley has been an unparallel force in Music and had a massive hand in creating what is known as Grime music today. In 2010 he formed new label The A-List with 11 new acts he believed could take it to the next level with his support.
The A-List consists of Wiley, J2K, Baby Blue, Sadie Ama, Young Kye, Wrigley, Kivanc, Brazen, Mz Bratt, Shola Ama and Scratchy. The first single to be released through A-List “Midnight Lover” has already reached over 500,000 views in a few months on YouTube.
JME, a founding member of “Boy Better Know” along with Skepta, has built up his own record label and T-Shirt brand. Wiley helped launch “Boy Better Know” and has featured on the singles “Too Many Men” and JME’s solo track entitled “Side Tracked”. JME has released four classic mixtapes to date; Boy Better Know Edition 1-4 “Shut Yuh Muh”, “Poomplex”, “Derkhead” and “Tropical”. Following this JME released his album “Famous” which sold out in minutes and reached into the top 10 on i-tunes Hip Hop Charts.
Read more: www.myspace.com/jmeserious
At the age of just 16, Fugative is taking the music scene by storm, gaining VIP fans including Wiley and Tinchy Stryder and notching up over 2 million Youtube views. Wiley recently collaborated with Fugative on three tracks alongside fellow A-list member Mz Bratt. He’s currently one of the most talked about youngsters on the UK music scene and, with Wiley in his corner, is expected to make a huge impact on the charts over this coming year with his mix of grime, R&B, hip hop and pop.
Read more: www.Fugative.co.uk
RD aka Ruff Diamondz are one of the freshest female urban collectives to hit the scene in recent years, having already toured with the likes of JLS and N-Dubz, the RD girls; Chronical, Troy and Martika offer something special in terms of mixing street swagger with infectious pop. They also featured on Fugative’s single ‘Crush’ which reached number 25 in the charts and has received over 1 million views on Youtube.
Read more: www.rdofficial.com
With Bizarre Presents The Elusive Tour Wiley wants to bring to life the whirlwind Life of Wiley in musical form, alongside acts he truly believes in. Wiley wants to show the UK and World Media why he is “Godfather of Grime”.
This is one ticket you won’t want to miss out on!
TUESDAY 26 NEWCASTLE DIGITAL
WEDNESDAY 27 GLASGOW CLASSIC GRAND
FRIDAY 29 MANCHESTER CLUB ACADEMY
SATURDAY 30 02 ACADEMY LIVERPOOL 2
MONDAY 01 02 ACADEMY BIRMINGHAM 2
TUESDAY 02 LONDON KOKO
WEDNESDAY 03 02 ACADEMY OXFORD
THURSDAY 04 NORWICH WATERFRONT
SATURDAY 06 BRIGHTON CONCORDE 2
SUNDAY 07 BOURNEMOUTH OLD FIRE STATION
WEDNESDAY 10 SHEFFIELD, THE PLUG
FRIDAY 12 CARDIFF MILLENNIUM HALL
Tickets are currently on sale priced at £12.00 regionally and £12.50 London (subject to booking fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk