Rap Icon Nelly Tours Australia In February 2019

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Rap Icon Nelly Tours Australia In February 2019

American rap superstar Nelly is hitting Aussie roads this February 2019. He will be performing a slew of headline concerts kicking off at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney. The Grammy Award-winning artist will then make his debut performance in Cairns, taking over the stage at Gilligan's Backpackers before going to Darwin's Discovery Nightclub and wrapping up at Melbourne's TRAK Lounge Bar. Apart from these headline dates, he will also be performing his set at RNB Vine Days—the ultimate annual summer winery escape.

Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, Nelly has always had a broad crossover appeal with his pop-rap approach to RnB. His debut album, 2000's 'Country Grammar', peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart and #4 on the ARIA Album Chart. It has sold in excess of 10 million copies across the globe and is certified diamond in the US, making it Nelly's best-selling album to date. Since then, Nelly has released six more albums, won two Grammys and collaborated with megastars Justin Timberlake, Pharrell, Ciara, The Neptunes and Fergie to name a few!

Nelly has stayed hot on our radios for the past 18 years, putting out iconic jams 'Dilemma (ft. Kelly Rowland)', 'Ride Wit Me' and 'Just A Dream', which have collectively clocked over one and a half billion streams across YouTube and Spotify. Showing no signs of slowing down, his latest single 'Freaky With You (feat. Jacquees)' was dropped last April. It already has over four million streams on YouTube to date.

When last here in 2016 for the first ever RnB Fridays Live and a slew of sideshows, Nelly treated crowds to a night of nostalgia and euphoric singalongs. Below are some words about his performances then:

"Just when it looked like the crowd had lost its energy, Nelly perked them right back up with his intro track E.I…but it was Dilemma that turned up the heat, as he let everyone take over Kelly Rowland’s final chorus; the musician had a huge smile on his dial as we sang: Nelly I…love you and I…need you." - Stack

"Nelly did not disappoint—'Hot in Herre' from the 2002 Nellyville album absolutely brought the roof down, with the crowd led chorus easily drowning out the singer himself (much to the genuine delight on his face)." - Ambient Light

DJ Horizon, Australia's #1 RnB DJ across the airwaves, clubs and festivals will open all the shows and warm audiences up. Breaking onto the scene at the tender age of 16, Horizon (the youngest artist on the bill) was invited to perform on the main stage at Good Life Festival supporting artists such as Dizzee Rascal, Rita Ora & Rudimental. Since then, he has toured the country playing in front of 50,000 people at RnB Fridays Live, as well as touring with support duties for acts like A$AP Rocky, Jeremih, Tyga, Nelly, Big Sean, Ty Dolla $ign and many more.

Nelly is sure to get it "hot in herre" this summer so make sure you grab your tickets!

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