Illy Announces Month-Long Album Tour

13 June 2012 | 9:49 am | Scott Fitzsimons

The extensive tour will hit regional venues as well major cities.

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Melbourne rapper Illy will embark on a national tour this August in a month-long journey around the country's major and regional cities.

In support of his third album Bring It Back, current single Heard It All is available now through iTunes while the album will be released later this year - probably around the time of this tour.

The new record is the follow-up to 2010's The Chase, which had singles It Can Wait, and Cigarettes - both of which feature in the top 30 of the triple j Hottest 100.

The new album features collaborations with M-Phases, Pez, Trials, Mantra and Reason and is described as a "positive departure" from his 2010 release.

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"Usually I work with a very small team so being able to branch out and work with lots of new people has resulted in a really different sound," Illy said today. "There are a bunch of songs on Bring It Back that I can't wait to do live, so getting back out on the road can't come quick enough!”

Hip hop producer Chasm Soundsystem will be supporting the dates.

Dates are as follows:

Thursday 9 August - Tomba's Toowoomba, QLD
Friday 10 August - The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 11 August - Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW
Wednesday 15 August - The Plantation, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Thursday 16 August - The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 18 August - Black Swan Hotel, Bendigo, VIC
Monday 20 August - Swindlers, Mt Hotham, VIC
Wednesday 22 August - The Station Report, Jindabyne, NSW
Thursday 23 August - RSL Auditorium, Dubbo, NSW (all ages)
Friday 24 August - Zierholz at UC, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 25 August - The Hi-Fi, Sydney, NSW (all ages)
Thursday 30 August - Fowlers, Adelaide, SA
Friday 31 August - Frat House Friday at Metropolis, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 1 September - The Capitol, Perth, WA
Friday 7 September - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 8 September - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC (afternoon show, under 18)
Saturday 8 September - Kay St Entertainment Complex, Traralgon, VIC

Tickets go on sale Tuesday 19 June.