Mazbou Q explodes back onto the live music scene in September with the much anticipated 2020 Icon Status tour.
In March, the Auckland based Nigerian rapper and producer, formerly known as Unchained XL, introduced his sonic and visual evolution with the release of his genre bending EP 'Afroternity', which featured on both Spotify and Apple Music New Releases lists. Singles "To The Gates" and "Bad Energy" saw mainstream radio play on Mai FM and Flava and featured on official Spotify playlists The Local List and +64 Flow.
The socially conscious rapper was one of the organisers of Auckland's first Black Lives Matter Protest on 1 June which attracted more than 20 000 people. This subsequently galvanised Mazbou Q into the spotlight, talking about issues that he’s always cared deeply about in interviews on international media outlets including BBC and Euronews, as well as numerous local outlets.
The Icon Status tour will see Mazbou Q and his band deliver their trademark in your face, high energy performances that will be sure to leave your body exhausted and your mind fully engaged long after the final song has played.
Banished Music presents
Icon Status Tour
Thursday, Sept 17 - Christchurch, MONO @ The Foundry Bar (free show)
Friday, Sept 18 - Raglan, Yot Club*
Friday, Sept 25 - Wellington, MOON*
Saturday, Sept 26 - Auckland, OHNINE @ Neck Of The Woods (tickets via UTR)
*Tickets available via banishedmusic.com/tickets