The Roots at Hordern Pavilion (Sydney) on 27 Dec 2013 – Last.fm

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Friday 27 December 2013 at 8:30pm

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Hordern Pavilion

Driver Avenue, Moore Park

Sydney 2021


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Tel: +61 (0)2 9921 5333

Web: www.playbillvenues.com/


The Frontier Touring Company and Illusive haveannounced that Grammy award-winning hip-hop visionaries The Roots will take the stage for headline showsin Sydney and Melbourne this December!

Joining The Roots at both live performances as special guest will be Sydney’s very own hip-hop wunderkind Urthboy. The news ofthis headline tour coincides withThe Roots’ highly anticipated appearances at this year’s Falls Festival, taking a break from their celebrated residency as the house band for US talk showLate Night with Jimmy Fallon.

The Roots were co-founded by childhood friends Black Thought and ?uestlove in 1987, their passionate and innovative approach to hip-hoptook the band from talent shows to underground gigs in Philadelphia and New York to a tour across Europe.

Their debut offeringOrganix, an independent release, quickly caught the attention of several major record labels and the band released their first major-label album Do You Want More? and it’s follow up Illadelph Halflife in 1995 and 1996 respectively.

It was their seminal fourth album Things Fall Apartin 1999that saw The Roots breakthrough and catapult into cultural consciousness. Receiving universal acclaim,Things Fall Apart was praised for its complex sound and thematic maturity by playing with the conventions of both hip-hop and soul. The album reached #4 on the Billboard 200 and has been certified platinum in the US. Its smash hit single ‘You Got Me’, a collaboration with R&B singer Erykah Badu and Eve, peaked at #39 on the Billboard Hot 100 and won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.

The Roots subsequently released the equally acclaimed albums Phrenology and The Tipping Pointbefore signing with the urban and hip-hop institution DefJam. This deal fostered the one-two punch of the dark and socially conscious albumsGame Theory and Rising Downthat also introduced shades of synth and electronica to their already progressive sound.

In 2009, the band began their tenure as house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Displaying an impeccable knack for versatility and improvisation,the band have become a fixture on television screens across the world and cemented their place within pop culture history.

Any concerns that The Roots television commitments would encumber their creative output were firmly put to rest with the band releasing no less thanfour albums in three years including the critically lauded How I Got Over, theJohn Legend collaboration Wake Up!,the Betty Wright collaborationBetty Wright: The Movie and Undun which saw the bandreach new heights artistically with an existential concept album. Its elegant subject matter was only matched by the band’sskilled musicianship.

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