New York rapper Joey Bada$$ will be in Bristol in December

New York rapper Joey Bada$$ will be in Bristol in December

Posted on: 09 Aug 2022

The acclaimed artist is heading on a five-date UK and Ireland tour to celebrate the tenth anniversary of his celebrated mixtape 1999 as well as his most recent full-length effort, 2000.


Joey Bada$$ will visit O2 Academy Bristol on Monday 19 December.


The 27-year-old’s UK and Ireland tour will also take the musician to London’s Roundhouse, Manchester’s Albert Hall, O2 Academy Glasgow and The Helix in Dublin as well as O2 Academy Bristol.





Born and bred in Brooklyn, Joey Bada$$ - real name Jo-Vaughn Virginia Scott - used the influence of prominent rap luminaries Nas, Tupac, Wu-Tang Clan and MF DOOM to become one of the eminent voices in the rap scene of the 2010s.


Despite these evident influences within his work, Bada$$ has become known as one of the most recognisable figures in rap with a clear personality and style. Perceptive stories of everyday life, socio-political thymes and sample-heavy production have become synonymous with the rapper.


Bada$$ has forged a name for himself with his critically acclaimed 2012 mixtape 1999 (when he was only 17) and top ten charting full-length album B4.DA.$$ (2015) as well as being a founding member of the hip-hop collective, Pro Era (pictured below).

In more recent years, the rapper and producer has focused more on his burgeoning acting career, taking on roles in television shows including Power, Wu-Tang: An American Saga and Mr. Robot.


As a result of this, it was only this year that Bada$$ released his third studio album, 2000. The record is perhaps his most candid in years, despite a more shimmering sheen and higher value production.


Not only does 2022 mark the popular musician’s return to music with 2000 but also the tenth anniversary of 1999. To celebrate this, Joey Bada$$ is heading around the UK and Ireland this December with Bristol one of the destinations.

Bada$$ will be performing at O2 Academy Bristol on Monday 19 December. Tickets are £29 and can be found here.


Head to the venue website for a comprehensive list of what’s coming up.

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Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and he spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city, immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturdays are spent watching his team both home and away.