Example announces massive 2013 arena tour
Support comes from dubstepping whiz-kid Benga, tickets on sale Friday 24th August
When young rapper, singer and producer Example named his second album 'Won't Go Quietly', it felt and sounded like a mission statement and a portent of things to come - and who could blame him for conjuring up such a title? Previously, Elliot Gleave hadn't troubled the UK market much with his breezy take on 'urban-pop', although he'd gleaned the attentions of Street's Mike Skinner enough to sign him to his The Beats imprint in 2006 and getting a few spins from Pete Tong and Zane Lowe.
Example's cheeky early use of samples (The Carpenters) and subject matter (Lily Allen on the subtle 'Vile' (a play on her hit 'Smile'), ensured notoriety of some sort, but it was the 2009 single 'Watch The Sun Come Up' that transformed his fortunes from Fulham to Ibiza in one euphoric hands-in-the-air swoop. He hasn't been out of the public eye since - hits such as the title-track to 'Won't Go Quietly', 'Kickstarts' and the #1s 'Changed The Way You Kiss Me' and 'Stay Awake' have jettisoned Example into a global arena.
And it's arenas that he will find himself in during 2013 with the announcement of a tour focussing on that very same style of building. The tour dates will begin in Bournemouth on 11th February and continue north to Nottingham, Liverpool, Sheffield etc through Scotland and down to London's Earls Court, before winding up in Manchester on 1st March. Benga will be performing 'live' as the support on all dates.
We will have tickets on sale from 9am on Friday 24th August with prices weighing in at around £25.
The reason for the tour is simple - Example has a new album, 'The Evolution of Man', due out later this year, with a lead-off single, 'Say Nothing' out in September.
- Sat 29th Jun 2013 Glastonbury 2013, The Rolling Stones, Primal Scream, Hurts, ...Worthy Farm (Somerset)Buy Tickets
- Tue 13th Aug 2013 Mallorca Rocks 2013, ExampleMallorca Rocks Hotel (Magaluf)Buy Tickets
- Wed 14th Aug 2013 Ibiza Rocks 2013, ExampleIbiza Rocks Hotel (San Antonio)Buy Tickets
- Sun 25th Aug 2013 South West Four 2013, Example, Nicky Romero, Boys Noize, Baa...Clapham Common (London)Buy Tickets
- Sat 31st Aug 2013 Sundown Festival 2013, Example, Rita Ora, DJ Fresh, RinseNorfolk Showground (Norwich)Buy Tickets