Hilltop Hoods announce Melbourne show at Rod Laver Arena

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Hilltop Hoods and support AB Original head to Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena as part of their nationwide ‘Show Business Tour’ on Saturday September 10.

Australian hip-hop legends are coming to Melbourne as part of big hits across Australia next August and September alongside AB Original, who will perform a taste of new music among classic tracks from their debut album Reclaim Australia.

Additional backing will be exciting Kenyan-born Australian singer-songwriter Elsy Wameyo and world-renowned DJ Total Eclipse.

Hilltop hoods – The Show Business Tour

Saturday 27 August Brisbane Entertainment Center
Saturday 3 September Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Saturday 10 September Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Saturday 17 September RAC Arena, Perth
Saturday September 24 Adelaide Entertainment Center

Check out Melbourne’s most comprehensive gig guide here.

This is the band’s first major tour since The World Tour of the Great Expanses in 2019, which saw them perform to sold-out arenas in front of over 100,000 fans in 14 different countries. Showing they hadn’t slowed down, it was Hilltop’s biggest and most successful tour to date, and the biggest tour of any Australian band of 2019.

We’ve reviewed this latest Melbourne gig; noting “Watching the trio in this environment is a reminder of their important place not just in Australian hip hop, but in Australian music in general. Their show was a well-oiled machine; the setlist taking audiences through a mammoth chunk of a career that wrapped up its second decade in 2019.” You can read our full review here.

Tour promotes release of new Hilltop Hoods single Show Business’ which features American soul singer Eamon. The song is the Adelaide trio’s first offering of a new album since 2018.

Hilltop’s credits include 10 ARIA awards, six number one albums; most-streamed Australian artist on Spotify two years in a row; sold-out arena tours and over 60 platinum accreditations, to name a few.

Tickets will be on presale from 11 a.m. on Thursday May 5, 2022 before going on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Wednesday May 11. Stay up to date here.

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