The musician took home four ARIA Awards last night.
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Hot off his sweep of wins at last nights ARIA Awards, Independent artist Genesis Owusu has announced he's hitting the road in 2022! The musician is set to embark on his biggest Australian tour, following on from his 22 date sold-out Smiling With No Teeth tour earlier this year.
Kicking off on March 3 at Sydney's Enmore Theatre, the run of shows will continue on to Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane, before wrapping up at Melbourne's The Forum on March 13. Owusu and his Goons will be joined by the musicians full band, The Black Dog Band, made up of Kirin J Callinan, Michael DiFrancesco (Touch Sensitive), Julian Sudek (World Champion) and OURNESS label founder, Andrew Klippel.
Taking home four out of his eight nominations, Owusu also offered up one of the nights most captivating performances performing a medley of tracks including Waitin' on Ya, The Other Black Dog and Don't Need You. Taking out the coveted Album Of The Year for Smiling With No Teeth, Best Hip Hop Release Presented By Menulog, and Best Independent Release Presented by PPCA. Best Cover Art was also awarded to Kofi Ansah and Bailey Howard for their work on the albums imagery.
Speaking of his album of the year win, the musician shares: "I used to get side-eyed a lot for the way I dressed and the things I did, but all the people I loved and respected always stood firm, unmoveable and unshakeable ’cause we knew the power in who we were and what we created. This just means so much to me. For all those people, Goon Club worldwide, eccentrics, black people - know that it’s not up to us to change for people, but it’s up to people to catch up and see what they’ve been missing out on.”
Check out all the tour details below!
GENESIS OWUSU AND THE BLACK DOG BAND 2022 AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Presented by triple j, OURNESS and Niche
THURS MARCH 3 - ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY (TIX HERE)
FRI MARCH 4 - ADELAIDE FESTIVAL, ADELAIDE (TIX HERE)
SAT MARCH 5 - METRO CITY, PERTH (TIX HERE)
SAT MARCH 12 - THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE (TIX HERE)
SUN MARCH 13 - THE FORUM, MELBOURNE (TIX HERE)