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Ice Cube, Cypress Hill and The Game Are Teaming Up for a Huge 2023 Australian Tour

Heading to Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane, this is a 90s and 00s hip hop and rap fan's dream come true.
By Sarah Ward
November 16, 2022
By Sarah Ward
November 16, 2022

Add three more names to the hefty list of big music stars heading Australia's way in 2023: Ice Cube, Cypress Hill and The Game. In what's basically a 90s and 00s hip hop and rap fan's dream come true, the trio are teaming up on the same bill for an Aussie arena tour, hitting stages Down Under in autumn.

This isn't just any old nostalgia-dripping tour, either. It'll also mark the 30th anniversary of two influential albums: Ice Cube's Lethal Injection and Cypress Hill's Black Sunday. The former was the N.W.A member's fourth solo release, and included singles 'Really Doe', 'You Know How We Do It' and 'Bop Gun (One Nation)', while the latter gave the world 'Insane in the Brain', 'Hits from the Bong', 'When the Shit Goes Down' and 'I Ain't Goin' Out Like That'.

Expect to hear plenty of those songs get a whirl in late March — and plenty more — starting at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena, then jumping to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre,  Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney and the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.

For Ice Cube, the tour marks his first visit to Australia since 2018, when he became the first-ever rap artist to headline at the Sydney Opera House.

"I love performing in Australia. It's been four long years since my last visit and I can't wait to return for a couple of history-making shows in 2023," said the rapper, aka O'Shea Jackson Sr (and yes, his son O'Shea Jackson Jr did play him in N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton).

Ice Cube and Cypress Hill will be joined by The Game, who came to fame in the 00s in the West Coast scene. The US talents will also feature Aussie talent in support, with exactly who else will take to the stage yet to be announced.


Thursday, March 23 — Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Saturday, March 25 — Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Sunday, March 26 — Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Tuesday, March 28 — Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Ice Cube, Cypress Hill and The Game will tour Australia in March 2023. Ticket pre-sales start at 2pm local time on Tuesday, November 22, with general sales from 2pm on Wednesday, November 23. Head to the tour website for further details.

Published on November 16, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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