-By Carla Avendano
Hip hop artist Common recently announced his East Coast Australian tour and he’s managed to squeeze a one-off show on the West Coast in Perth. Bringing along with him special guest Talib Kweli these two will most definitely tear up the stage. The show will be at non other than Metro City on Saturday the 7th of May.
After blowing away Australian audiences in 2014 on the Soulfest bill, Common is returning to Australia for his first ever headline show. The popular Rapper and Actor who has won four Grammy’s, recently added to his success by winning a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for his work on the lead track Glory from the movie in which he starred, Selma. Based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by Dr. Martin Luther King, the film touched the world and garnered Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. Known for his energetic live shows, Common is starting his tour in Melbourne on Friday May 6th, and is stopping in Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney and Wellington, NZ.
Talib Kweli the Brooklyn-based rapper earned his stripes as one of the most lyrically gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers to emerge in the last 20 years. The human rights activist can regularly be seen on American TV and in the media discussing current issues affecting the lives of the community, including mass incarceration, economic equality and police brutality. This amazing talent shouldn’t be missed by any true hip hop fan. Promising to be an amazing show Common and Taleb Kweli will not disappoint.
Tickets are on sale now at http://bit.ly/CommonPerthTix and the show shouldn’t be missed.
Photo Credit: Common