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British rapper AJ Tracey has announced a second headline date at London’s Alexandra Palace, having sold out the first in just ten minutes.
He’ll now also take to the iconic venue on 8 November 2019.
The shows continues a year that has seen AJ enter the top 3 of the UK album charts with his self-titled debut, play a number of high-profile headline slots – including the mains stage at Reading and Leeds last month – and headline a sold out show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton as part of a 27 date European tour.
Both his album and latest single – Ladbroke Grove – celebrate notable acclaim, including being ranked as the top selling independent debut album and single of the year to date. The track, featuring Jorja Smith, is set to become his second Platinum selling single, joining last year’s Butterflies.
West London raised AJ Tracey began releasing music in 2011, garnering attention with 2016’s Thiago Silva, joined by Dave. His Secure The Bag! EP propelled him into the official UK chart, and has since appeared on songs with Missy Elliott, Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky and more. 2018’s Butterflies – featuring Not3s – saw AJ spend eight weeks in the official top 20.
Critically, AJ Tracey has won the MTV Brand New title as well as two GRM Rated Awards, MOBO and AIM Award nominations. Alongside his music career, he’s modelled for the likes of Nike and Timberland.
The dates see the rapper play his biggest headline shows to date.
8 November 2019 – Alexandra Palace, London
9 November 2019 – Alexandra Palace, London
Tickets for AJ Tracey at Alexandra Palace in London are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.