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ARTIST PRESALE: Wednesday 15th June (9am GMT)– Thu, June 16 (10pm local)
ON SALE: Friday 17th June @ 10am Local
New York rapper and songwriter Joey Bada$$ is set to play Dublin’s Helix on 21st December 2022. The show is part of Bada$$’s ‘1999/2000’ tour, which celebrates the 10 year anniversary of his critically-acclaimed debut mixtape 1999, as well as the release of his upcoming album 2000.
Tickets from €34.50 including booking fees on sale Friday 17th June at 10am.
Born Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, Joey Bada$$ grew up in Bed-Stuy reading the works of Harlem Renaissance writers and beyond, building a natural transition to rap by bringing a careful artist’s eye to what was already familiar to his hometown’s hip-hop audience. At 17, he dropped his career-launching mixtape 1999, which merged the gritty New York of the past and his present with a technical skill set, making him one of the most sought-after young talents in the industry.
Joey’s debut album, 2015’s B4.DA.$$, debuted at No. 5 on Billboard and topped the hip-hop charts. His 2017 album, All-Amerikkkan Badass, showed his chops as a political writer with a gift for melody, translating his world-wearied observations into unifying anthems. Amidst the music, he’s brought his creativity to a new medium that same year, appearing in a well-reviewed, fan-favourite role on USA Network’s hit show Mr. Robot. In 2019, he released a collaborative project with Pro Era, Flatbush Zombies, and The Underachievers, Escape From New York, and toured the country as a collective.
In early 2022, Joey began teasing that he would be releasing a new album this year with his single “Head High” and recently announced that indeed his new project titled 2000 will be released on the 10-year anniversary of his breakout mixtape 1999 in June. 2000 is set to start a new chapter for the 27-year old multi-hyphenate while closing another one.
The album title serves as a reminder for the world that time is a concept and it’s really just been one long year since Joey and Pro Era exploded onto the scene in 2012.