In Brief: Gigs February

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By Jasmine Wing

In no particular order…

Link Up TV Presents: The Drop

When: Thurs 15th Feb 7pm-11pm
Where: Proud Camden

LinkUp TV brings The Drop with a great lineup of up and coming acts in the UK urban music scene, #LUTVTheDrop. Hosted by BigzTheHost, Dj @__RBC

Performing Live:

Jorja Smith

What: starts her UK tour – SOLD OUT
When: her tour begins in Sheffield on 7th Feb, Jorja She will be in London on 14th & 15th Feb
Where: O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

An English singer from Walsall, West Midlands best known for her guest appearances on the Canadian rapper, Drake’s album More Life for her songs “Jorja Interlude” and “Get It Together”. In 2018, Smith won the Brit Critics’ Choice Award. Jorja’s soulful and jazzy vocal style has been compared to Amy Winehouse, Rihanna and Lauryn Hill.

Maleek Berry

What: Maleek started his UK tour in London
When: 1st February 2018
Where: KOKO, Camden, London

Maleek Berry is a British-born Nigerian record producer and recording artist from South London was signed under Wizkid’s Starboy Entertainment in 2013.


What: starts his UK ‘30 Billion Tour’
When: 18th February 2018
Where: O2 Academy Brixton, London

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Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer, Davido was born in Atlanta, Georgia, United States but relocated to Lagos at a young age. Davido is the co-owner of HKN Music (a record label home to Sina Rambo, B. Red and DeeKay). He signed to Sony Music in Jan 2016, started his own label, Davido Music Worldwide (DMW), few months after signing with Sony, then in July 2016 he signed a record deal with Sony’s RCA Records.

Annie Mac presents AMP SOUNDS: Mostack, Tom Grennan, Avelino

When: 8th February 2018
Where: The Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway NW1 7PG London

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The globally renowned DJ and broadcaster, Annie Mac will be making her way across London in February for her AMP Sounds events. Combining her AMP Collected and Annie Mac Presents events, the series will see the Radio 1 DJ play various dates at Koko, The Roundhouse and The Jazz Cafe however, Annie will not be playing here. An AMP Collected show kickstarts the run of dates on February 1 and the series ends at The Roundhouse on February 24. This one will showcase “the very best of AMP past, present and future”. The North London (Hornsey) MoStack will be performing at The Jazz Cafe supported by Avelino and Tom Grennan. MoStack’s first single, “No Buddy,” was released on Link Up TV’s YouTube channel in November of 2014.

DJ Semtex Presents Arrival featuring Trippie Redd – SOLD OUT

When: 7th February 2018
Where: Village Underground, Shoreditch, London.

Trippie Redd from Ohio performs in London for the very first time as well as it being his first performance of 2018, alongside Radio 1xtra DJ, DJ Semtex the presenter for the the flagship hip-hop show, Friday nights from 22:00 to 01:00.

Trippie Redd and DJ Semtex

When: 8th February 2018
Where: O2 Academy Islington

American rapper and singer, Trippie Redd, best known for his songs “Love Scars”, “Dark Knight Dummo”, and “Poles1469” makes a second performance in London with DJ Semtex. Trippie Redd will be making an apperance at Wireless Festival on Sunday 8th July.

Kendrick Lamar

What: brings his European ‘DAMN’ tour to the capital
When: 12th, 13th and 20th February
Where: The O2 and The SSE Wembley

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Kendrick’s DAMN tour kicks off in Dublin on February 7, James Blake will be supporting the musician throughout. The American rapper had to extend his UK and European tour after an overwhelming demand for tickets from fans. Compton rapper has sold out his two first dates in London at the O2, packing out the 20,000 person venue. However there are still a few tickets going for his extended performance. His third performance will be at The SSE, Wembley with a capacity of 12,500.

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See Kendrick’s full and updated tour itinerary below:
February 2018
7 – 3Arena, Dublin
9 – Genting Arena, Birmingham
10 – Arena, Manchester
11 – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
12 – The O2, London
13 – The O2, London
15 – Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany
20 – The SSE Arena, Wembley, London
22 – Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany
23 – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Holland
25 – AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France
26 – Accorhotels Arena, Paris, France
27 – Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium
March 2018
1 – Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark
2 – Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway
3 – Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden
5 – Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany

Playboi Carti is visiting Scotland

When: 24th February 2018
Where: The Garage in Glasgow

21-year-old, American rapper and model from Atlanta, Georgia Playboi Carti is hosting a one-off performance in Glasgow, Scotland this February. He is currently signed to ASAP Rocky’s AWGE and Interscope Records. Blac Chyna and Playboi Carti are the latest celebrity couple rumoured to be dating. The Atlanta rapper released, Playboi Carti his eponymous debut mixtape in April 2017. He will also be performing at Wireless Festival on Sunday 8th July.

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Khalid is set to perform in Scotland

When: 18th February 2018
Where: O2 Academy Glasgow

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19-year old American singer and songwriter, Khalid is signed to Right Hand Music Group and RCA Records. His debut single, “Location” released in July 2016 peaked at number 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and was later certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His most recent debut studio album, American Teen dropped in March 2017. Khalid will be supported by Liv Dawson singer-songwriter and musician from London in the United Kingdom.


What: London headline live show
When: 8th February 2018
Where: XOYO

CASisDEAD, also known as CAS and formerly Castro, is a UK Rap/Grime MC, producer, visual director, entrepreneur from Tottenham, London. One of UK rap’s most enigmatic and elusive figures, CASisDEAD hidden behind a mask, CAS tends to let his music do the talking, and has risen to fame via a string of hard-hitting, straight-talking tracks over the past few years.


When: 7th February 2018
Where: O2 Academy Brixton

PartyNextDoor was the first artist signed to Drake’s OVO Sound record label in 2013 and later that year released his first EP self-titled PartyNextDoor. He has also seen success as a songwriter, having penned “Work”, from Rihanna’s album Anti, and peaked at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100. He will be joined by, Rising Toronto star Jessie Reyez. The Colombian-Canadian singer-songwriter. Her 2016 single “Figures” peaked at number 58 on the Canadian Hot 100 in 2017. Party is currently performing in support of his recent Seven Days EP, and Colours 2, which dropped in June 2017. PARTYNEXTDOOR will be performing at Wireless Festival on Friday 6th July.

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What: starts his ‘Godfather’ UK tour
When: 20th February 2018
Where: O2 Academy Brixton

Dubbed the ‘godfather of grime’ Wiley kicks off his uk tour in Manchester and ending up in his hometown, London on the 2nd March. The English recording artist, record producer from Bow, East London was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2018 New Year Honours for services to Music.

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