The rapper released his debut mixtape Earl in 2010 at just 16 years old, to widespread recognition and praise from critics and fans. After a two-year hiatus, Earl released his debut studio album, Doris, produced alongside Odd Future, peaked at #23 on the ARIA Albums Chart and stands as one of his most iconic albums to date, with Pitchfork defining him as ‘skilled beyond his years’.
Globally successful tracks such as ‘Chum’ and ‘Sunday’ (feat. Frank Ocean) catapulted a young Earl Sweatshirt into the spotlight as he was well and truly placed on the world stage as a gifted rapper, lyricist and producer. ‘Regardless of the subject, it’s still a marvel to hear Earl rap. His writing has only grown more concise and his sharp wit and varied delivery conjure detailed images.’ Pitchfork ‘Etched in rap as a quirky trailblazer...Earl Sweatshirt oozes nonchalant energy’ NME As a rapper who started his career so young, Earl has been praised for staying culturally relevant and openly documenting his journey as he grows personally and professionally – something that brings him closer to his fans and what makes an Earl Sweatshirt show so special.
The rapper has a huge 2022 under his belt, including a number of festival sets across the US and performing a 15-date co-headline North American tour with fellow rapper Action Bronson. Earl also made 2022 the year he released his fourth studio album, SICK! (out now via Warner Music Australia) which Rolling Stone called ‘his most artistically rewarding album yet.’ Due to perform at Outbreak Festival’s main stage in Manchester (UK) this month, alongside Denzel Curry and fans already desperate for new music, the demand for Earl Sweatshirt is bigger than ever.
Don’t miss out as Earl Sweatshirt makes his highly-anticipated return to Auckland this October!
Location Te wāhi
The PowerstationPlan your route
Getting there Te huarahi ki reira
Parking can be tricky in the area, so consider using public transportation or carpooling with friends. A number of bus routes run very close to the venue.
Local tip He tīwhiri mō te rohe
Arrive early to secure a good spot near the stage.