Maxo Kream is coming to Melbourne's Corner Hotel on Sunday 24 July as part of his Big Persona Australia and New Zealand tour.
Kream is coming down south to play at Splendour In The Grass, but Melbourne fans won’t have to trip up to Byron to see the artist, who’s been lauded in the US hip-hop scene for the authenticity of his violent stage persona.
A former Crip from a rough family in Houston, who’s been in and out of the legal system for most of his life, Kream’s bringing his Big Persona tour to Auckland’s Studio The Venue on July 20 before heading to Byron to perform at Splendour In The Grass, Sydney’s Metro Theatre on July 23 and The Corner in Melbourne on July 24.
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Upon meeting him, gangsta rapper isn’t the impression that most would get from Houston emcee Maxo Kream. He has a surprisingly goofy and playful demeanour, often cracking self-aware jokes and displaying a smile which showcases either his gold grin or his trademark gap in the upper row of his teeth. But, make no mistake, Maxo’s backstory is a tale consisting of crime and death that would catch the attention of the most jaded followers of gangsta/trap rap.
Maxo will say that the pandemic did little to affect his day-to-day, but the time he had to reflect – coupled with the passing of one of the most important people in his life – wrenched from him his most honest and autobiographical work to date. With Weight of the World, Maxo is unraveling his grief with profoundly grounded precision. The 16-track, 44-minute project boasts features from Tyler, the Creator, ASAP Rocky, Freddie Gibbs, Monaleo, and, on the album closer, Don Toliver.
Maxo Kream’s Big Persona Australia & New Zealand Tour 2022
Studio The Venue, Auckland
Wednesday 20 July
Metro Theatre, Sydney
Saturday 23 July
The Corner, Melbourne
Sunday 24 July
Tickets for all shows go on sale Feburary 17 at 10am. My Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the exclusive pre-sale starting February 15 at 10am. For complete tour, ticket and VIP Experience information, visit: livenation.com.au.