Multi-platinum artist Lil Dicky is coming to New Zealand for the first time this July. The LA-based rapper will be stopping by Auckland on the 11th of July, bringing with him a highly entertaining show that could only come from his sharp mind.
Lil Dicky’s latest single ‘Freaky Friday’, which featured Grammy-winning entertainer Chris Brown, racked up over 50 million views in just 12 days and debuted at #9 on the US Billboard 100 & #10 in the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart. The video brilliantly parodies the film of the same name, depicting Dicky and Brown as they switch bodies and their subsequent hilarious interactions that result from said switch.
Four years ago, Lil Dicky erupted overnight when his debut video garnered a million views in just 24 hours. Since then, the prolific entertainer has accumulated hundreds of millions of views, a #1 album and an overwhelming fan base.
In the US, his album Professional Rapper debuted as the #1 Rap Album, #1 Comedy Album, #1 Independent Album, and #1 Digital Album on the Billboard charts, and #1 overall on iTunes. The single, ‘$ave Dat Money’ skyrocketed to RIAA Platinum-certified status and was named ‘the song of our generation’ by BuzzFeed, while the video racked up 85 million views.
Whether he’s wearing a shark onesie on stage or convincing a crowd to join him in an acapella rendition of the American national anthem, Lil Dicky is a startlingly unique force in the rap game. His comedic routines between tracks leave audiences in stitches, yet also challenged by his provocative and at times heartbreaking lyrics.
General Admission tickets are available from the 9th April.