Tick­ets now on sale for Illy at Mag­nums

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL - Pe­ter Carruthers Pe­ter.Carruthers@news­re­gional­me­dia.com.au

THE plat­inum sell­ing hip-hop artist, Illy, has his bags packed and has hit the road, mak­ing a bee line for the Whit­sun­days.

Pro­mot­ing last year’s re­lease, Two De­grees, Illy’s re­gional tour will take in Townsville, By­ron Bay and Cairns be­fore pump­ing up hip-hop fans at Air­lie Beach’s favourite place to party, Mag­nums Ho­tel.

The lat­est of­fer­ing from Illy, Two De­grees, re­leased in Novem­ber last year is the artist’s fifth al­bum.

It quickly climbed to No.1 on the ARIA charts and in­cludes plat­inum-sell­ing songs Paper­cuts and Catch 22.

Illy said the re­sponse to the new al­bum had been over­whelm­ing.

“Since it came out, even

be­fore then, since Paper­cuts was re­leased, it’s been non-stop and the suc­cess we’ve had with it has meant big 43-date tours like this is pos­si­ble,” he said.

Illy has a long his­tory of re­gional tour­ing, hit­ting the road with Groovin’ The Moo Fes­ti­val twice, along with a pre­vi­ous re­gional head­line tour in 2014.

He’s de­vel­oped a strong love of re­gional Aus­tralia and is pleased and ex­cited to be get­ting back out to these towns and per­form­ing again af­ter such a long ab­sence.

Stoked to be head­ing to Air­lie Beach, Illy said he was pumped about get­ting the crowd jump­ing.

“I’m re­ally psyched to get back on the road for such a huge run. It’s been a cou­ple of years since last time, and this will be the big­gest I’ve ever done. Let’s get loose.”

Don’t miss Illy’s only per­for­mance at Mag­nums Ho­tel on Septem­ber 16.

It’s been a cou­ple years since last time, and this will be the big­gest I’ve ever done. Let’s get loose.

— Illy.

PHOTO: JEFF FITZ­PATRICK

SHOW STOPPER: Illy will per­form at Mag­nums Ho­tel on Septem­ber 16. Illy tours hit record Two De­grees

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