The Godfather of Grime plays huge shows in 2018
Wiley has announced a UK & Ireland tour for February and March 2018, including his biggest ever headline show at London’s Brixton Academy.
The Godfather of Grime has confirmed six dates, following the release of this year’s ‘Godfather’ album and his autobiography, ‘Eskiboy’. He’s also due to release new album ‘Godfather II’ on February 16, 2018. Hear lead track ‘I Call The Shots’, which features JME.
Check out Wiley’s 2018 UK dates below and get tickets here.
Tues 20 DUBLIN, Olympia
Weds 21 MANCHESTER, Academy 2
Thurs 22 BIRMINGHAM, O2 Institute 2
Fri 23 BRISTOL, Motion
Sat 24 NOTTINGHAM, The Brickworks
Fri 02 LONDON, O2 Academy Brixton
Last month, Wiley spoke about the resurgence of grime in an interview with the BBC – but he also declared that no-one has yet to achieve a “grime number one”.
“Any [grime] number one that anyone’s had, it’s pop music,” he remarked. “England is built on pop music, that’s why the show was called Top of the Pops. It’s a strong pop market.”
“Stuff’s happened – there is no resentment. I don’t know [if we’ll talk again] but if there is a chance – I am not going to be the person that says, ‘No’. It’s boys being boys, or men. It’s just egos.”