ODDISEE & GOOD COMPNY - NZ TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS OLIVIER ST. LOUIS & MELODOWNZ (LIVE ONLY)
THURSDAY 6TH DecEMBER - Yonder, queenstown
FRIDAY 7th DECEMBER - POWERSTATIOn, AUCKLAND
SATurday 8th dec - san fran, Wellington
SUNDAy 9th decEMBER - black barn bistro, haWKES BAY
This December, critically-acclaimed Sudanese-American artist Oddisee (Amir Mohamed) returns to New Zealand with his band Good Compny, with tour support from American singer/songwriter Olivier St. Louis and New Zealand’s very own hip hop lyricist Melodownz. Since the release of his album The Iceberg in 2017, Oddisee and Good Compny have played over 150 shows worldwide, scoring rave reviews along the way.
Oddisee and Good Compny’s live show speaks to the underlying politics of everyday life, especially for the marginalised, tackling issues such as social inequality, racial divides, and the realities and implications of police brutality, all filtered through Oddisee’s speaker-knocking hip- hop and soul aesthetics. They’ll be bringing this to the stage in Auckland and Wellington, bookended by MC/DJ sets in Queenstown and Havelock North.
A repeat visitor to New Zealand, over the years Oddisee has built strong relationships within our local music, coffee, hospitality, and fashion industries. Having sold-out his last tour here in 2015, and released four well-loved projects since then, Alwasta, The Odd Tape, The Iceberg and Beneath the Surface, his return to our shores looks set to be his biggest New Zealand shows ever.
"A focused beam of live-band and hip-hop soul that rattles loudly in our present political moment." – Pitchfork“A shrewd
lyricist and observer, Oddisee has always been steadfast in his quest to expose uncomfortable truths.” – NPR Music
“The DC rapper is underrated in every sense of the word and has been one of the most consistent cats to put it down, year in and year out.” – Complex