Genesis Owusu (AUS)
December 2023
Fri 1 Dec - Perth - Ice Cream Factory
Fri 8 Dec - Melbourne - Festival Hall
Sat 9 Dec - Canberra - UC Refectory
Thur 14 Dec - Brisbane - Fortitude Music Hall
Fri 15 Dec - Sydney - Hordern Pavilion
Sat 16 Dec - Adelaide - Hindley Street Music Hall

Handsome Tours, Astral People & triple j are stoked to present Genesis Owusu on his biggest national tour to date!

To celebrate the release of his new album STRUGGLER, Genesis Owusu will be rounding out 2023 with a huge run of headline shows with special guests EARTHGANG joining him across the tour*. Hailing from Atlanta, the acclaimed hip hop duo have been taking the world by storm over the past 12 months; earning Grammy nominations of Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Album for their work on Dreamville and J.Cole’s Revenge Of The Dreamers III, and most recently performing their electrifying live show at Coachella. Coupled with Owusu, the shows are set to be an unmissable, high-energy end to what’s been an already incredible year for both artists.

After launching onto the global map with his critically acclaimed debut album, Smiling With No Teeth, Owusu next steps forth with STRUGGLER; an imminent exploration of the chaos and absurdity of life, and our ability to endure. Where Smiling With No Teeth uncovered the battle against depression and racism, STRUGGLER is about how to get through its struggle. The album takes inspiration from a close friend hitting the brink and coming through the other side, in conjunction with prompted questions of life and beauty that Owusu found himself contemplating during readings of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis.

Recorded between the US and Australia, the album’s producers traverse musical genres; from Jason Evigan (RUFUS DU SOL, SZA), to Mikey Freedom Hart (Jon Batiste’s 2021 Grammy of the Year Album, We Are), Sol Was (Beyoncé’s Renaissance), and original producers, Andrew Klippel and Dave Hammer.

*Earthgang not appearing in Perth