Hilltop Hoods announce ‘Show Business Tour’ show at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena

Hilltop Hoods announce ‘Show Business Tour’ show at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena

Words by Staff Writer

Hilltop Hoods and support A.B. Original are coming to Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena as part of their national 'Show Business Tour' on Saturday September 10.

The Aussie hip-hop legends are coming to Melbourne as part of headline shows across Australia this coming August and September alongside A.B. Original, who will be performing a taste of new music among classic tracks from their debut album Reclaim Australia.

Additional supports will be exciting Kenyan-born Australian singer songwriter Elsy Wameyo, and world-renowned turntablist DJ Total Eclipse.

Hilltop Hoods – The Show Business Tour

Saturday 27 August                         Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Saturday 3 September                    Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Saturday 10 September                  Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Saturday 17 September                  RAC Arena, Perth
Saturday 24 September                  Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Check out Melbourne’s most comprehensive gig guide here. 

This is the band’s first headline tour since The Great Expanse World Tour in 2019 which saw them play sold-out arenas to over 100,000 fans in 14 different countries. Showing they hadn’t slowed down, that was Hilltop’s biggest and most successful headline tour to date, and the largest tour of any Australian act in 2019.

We reviewed that last Melbourne gig; noting “Watching the trio in this environment serves as a reminder of their important place not just in Australian hip hop, but in Australian music in general. Their show was a well-oiled machine; the setlist taking the audience through a mammoth chunk of a career that has round out its second decade in 2019.” You can read our full review here.

The tour is promoting the release of Hilltop Hoods new single Show Business’ which features US soul singer Eamon.The song is the Adelaide trio’s first offering from a new album since 2018.

Among Hilltop’s credits include 10 ARIA awards, six number-one albums; the most streamed Australian artist on Spotify two years running; sold out arena tours and over 60 platinum accreditations, just to name a few.

Tickets will be in pre-sale from 11am on Thursday 5 May 2022 before the general public on sale at 10am on Wednesday 11 May. Stay up-to-date here.