Will this be the Coolio Australian tour that finally goes ahead?
His March 2009 tour was cancelled due to a drugs charge. His June 2013 tour was cancelled because of visa issues. So pardon us if we’re being a bit sceptical with the the announcement of his latest visit this afternoon.
The rap/R&B star will reportedly touch down on Australian shores late next month for a selection of concerts, with shows (presumable covering his extensive back catalogue) locked in around the country.
He’ll kick things off with a show at the Karova Lounge in Ballarat on July 31, before visiting most of the state capitals (with the exception of Perth). A Sydney venue is still to be confirmed.
July 31 : Ballarat (Karova Lounge)
August 01 : Melbourne (Brown Alley)
August 04 : Canberra (Transit Bar)
August 06 : Sydney (Venue TBC)
August 07 : Gold Coast (East88)
August 08 : Adelaide (HQ)
August 09 : Hobart (Republic Bar)
August 10 : Newcastle (King Street Hotel)
August 12 : Brisbane (Conniston Lane)