This show has now been rescheduled from Sunday 26th October to Sunday 16th November. All original tickets remain valid.
Support comes from:
Youngs Teflon / Stormzy + Acts –
Devlin / Kano /Wretch 32 / Mercston /Rapid / Lady Leshurr / Griminal / Lightin / Unique
The shows mark Ghetts return to the stage after his sold out London show in March, and will feature a full live band as well as some very special guest appearances from grime legends to be announced.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 15th August priced £12 regionally and £13 in London, (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Returning to music after taking time out to be a dad, 2014 has seen Ghetts release his debut studio album ‘Rebel With A Cause’ which hit number 23 in the Offical Album Chart earlier this year. The album’s identity is born straight from his journey. A rebellious streak as a young man – which Ghetts describes as vibrant, energetic, and live or die – is tempered by his new ‘Cause’, a maturity that comes with age, hindsight, and his daughter’s birth.
Along with releasing the album in digital and physical forms, Ghetts also released his an accompanying mobile app REBEL – available to download on Android and iPhone platforms – which to date has had over 10,000 downloads and last week premiered the video for new single ‘Gas Mark 9’ featuring UK rapper Giggs.
Hailing from a religious, musical family, Ghetts was exposed to gospel music and jazz before taking to jungle and garage at the age of 12, on which he based his own musical endeavours, although initially he labelling these efforts as “just messing around”. Whilst finding himself on a stint in jail, Ghetts embarked on a music and drama course to hone his skills. Friends on the outside assured him there was a space for his music and, on release, he joined local N.A.S.T.Y Crew alongside Kano, Stormin and guests like Dizzee Rascal, Durrty Goodz, and Wiley. “I was getting tired of jail, I was in-and-out, in-and-out. I really wanted to change and take music seriously.”
He quickly became synonymous with fast flowing, hard hitting lyrics, and a unique style of ‘syllable rhyming’. With Kano – who was blowing up at the time – Ghetts found a musical soulmate. The two appeared together at the 2004 MOBOs and toured with Mike Skinner (The Streets) in 2005.
With 2005 mixtape “2000 and Life”, Ghetts was – alongside Tinchy Stryder, Tinie Tempah, Kano and Wiley – attracting major record label interest, but unlike his peers, Ghetts shunned the majors on the basis that the industry wasn’t ready for him – and he wasn’t ready for it.
Ghetts progress in the years since mixtape #1 has been all independent, all on his terms. He has toured the world, played the festivals and collaborated with some of the industry’s biggest mainstream stars. In 2013, Ghetts was again prepared talk record deals, but rather than courting the majors, he opted for start-up label Disrupt.
“I want to do something more than just chart, I want to leave a legacy – music that changed a demographic; changed the game. When I sat down with Disrupt they just got that. I saw this would be a good relationship. I was always the newcomer, now I see myself as the underdog – it’s where I’m most at home.”