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Illy loosens up for long regional run

Jessica CuthbertAlbany Advertiser

Illy has just announced his Two Degrees regional Australian tour, including a show at Albany’s White Star Hotel.

The Platinum-selling Australian hip-hop artist announced the tour, his most extensive of Australia to date, beginning this August and finishing in late November.

This tour is the first time Illy will bring his ARIA No.1 album Two Degrees to regional Australia, which includes stops in Port Hedland, Launceston, Toowoomba, Cairns, Warrnambool, Newcastle, Mildura and Albany.

The tour follows his biggest capital city tour, featuring sold-out shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane earlier this year.

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

The Australian artist said he had developed a strong love of regional Australia and was pleased and excited to be getting back out to regional towns and performing again after a long absence.

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

His album, Two Degrees, includes current single Oh My featuring Tonight Alive lead singer Jenna McDougall, the triple platinum ARIA Award-nominated and APRA Award-winning single Papercuts with Vera Blue, the double platinum Catch 22, a collaboration with UK powerhouse Anne-Marie, and live favourite You Say When, featuring Marko Penn.

Illy will be playing at the White Star Hotel on Saturday, August 19. Tickets are on sale at illyal.com.

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