Isaiah Rashad - Lil Sunny’s Awesome European Vacation
Thursday March 2nd, 2023
Tickets €35.50 Incl. booking fee
Doors 7pm | Over 18's | ID Required
A year on from the release of his long-awaited and critically acclaimed second album The House Is Burning, Tennessee hip-hop artist Isaiah Rashad has announced his return to Ireland for Thursday 2nd March 2023, when he plays The Academy.
Tickets from €35.50 including booking fees on sale Friday 14th October at 10AM
A Top Dawg Entertainment signee, Isaiah Rashad first burst onto the scene when he performed at the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards alongside labelmates Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul and ScHoolboy Q, and the release of the collaboration. He followed this up that year with the release of his debut EP Cilvia Demoin in 2014.
After supporting ScHoolboy Q across his international tour in 2014, he set to work on his debut studio album and in September 2016 he released The Sun’s Tirade, which debuted at number 17 on the US Billboard 200. The Sun’s Tirade found Rashad wearing his anxieties on his sleeve, as he discussed the strains of family ties, substance abuse, smalltown gossip and self-awareness. It became one of the most acclaimed albums of the year and sat high on many end-of-year lists come December.
When it came time to release a follow-up, Rashad knew exactly what he wanted to cover. He told Rolling Stone that “It's like a scenario that you either can lay down with the flames or die from trying to hold on to material things and shit like that, or you can get out in a timely manner. And if it all burns down, you still going to try to figure it out, right?”.
Rashad knew from the start that he wanted listeners to discover the depths of his creativity and be impressed by his commitment to trying a hand at a host of different sounds. With collaborations with Lil Uzi Vert, Duke Deuce, SZA and 6lack, The House Is Burning saw him do just that, as he touched on his memories of living in near poverty and his time in a California rehab facility, where he battled Xanax and alcohol addictions.
With a newfound sense of joy and a stack of new material, Isaiah Rashad is back on the road and is delighted to be returning to Ireland as part of Lil Sunny’s Awesome European Vacaction.
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