NEWS: Waka Flocka Flame Announce First UK Tour

Having hit the Billboard Top 10 with his debut album ‘Flockaveli’ which sold 300,000 copies in the US alone and featured the Stateside hit single ‘No Hands’Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame’s second album ‘Triple F Life: Friends, Fans and Family’ repeated the trick with another Top 10 placing.

Dubbed “King of the clubs” by DrakeWaka Flocka Flame is now set to embark upon his first UK tour:

December                                                       Box office

4th – London, indigO2                                    0844 844 0002
6th – Manchester, Academy                           0161 832 1111
7th – Birmingham, HMV Institute                   0844 248 5037
8th – Glasgow, The Arches                            0141 565 1000

Tickets are on sale now, priced at £26.50 for London, £25 for Manchester and Birmingham, and £20 for Glasgow. They’re available from  0844 811 0051, www.gigsandtours.com or the box office numbers listed above.

“I wanted to craft my hustle,” he told Spin by way of explaining the year-long gap between ‘Flockaveli’ and ‘Triple F Life’“I wanted to drop a lot of mixtapes, with no promo, so I could see what kind of music my fans love. So I found out what people love me for – ad-libs, the crunk, the energy of my voice!”

While the last two years have been filled with career highs and personal lows, Waka Flocka Flame has worked on causes that speak to his Triple Fs. In the winter of 2011, he started collaborating with the Atlanta-based SEA brand to develop a brand of snapback caps, sales of which would benefit the PACER’s National Bullying Prevention CenterWaka Flocka Flame has also returned to his role with PETA in their‘Only Cowards Abuse Animals’ campaign which raises awareness about animal protection and the chaining, fighting and abuse of dogs.

Waka Flocka Flame’s ‘Flockaveli’ won critical approval when it was released in 2010The Washington Post called it “the most anarchic rap album of 2010”, while The New York Times described it as “one of the most bracing and unforgiving hip-hop releases in recent memory. Almost single-handedly, and without context, it rediscovers hip-hop’s pugnacity in an era of extreme melodic sophistication, an idiosyncratic anomaly.” In the UK, the NME’s 9/10 review stated that the album was “a masterclass in reductionism.

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