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Bugzy Malone

Sat 1st Dec SOLD OUT


MCD Presents
Bugzy Malone
The Olympia Theatre
Saturday 1st December 2018


Bugzy Malone announces 'B. Inspired' - his UK and Ireland tour, and biggest headline tour to date by any grimes artist! Coming to The Olympia Theatre on Saturday 1st December 2018.

Tickets priced from €20.90 including booking and €1 restoration levy are now SOLD OUT, that went on sale via, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (list here) including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330. Tour presale starts at ​10am on​ Tuesday 17th July. ​Tickets go on general sale from ​10am on ​Friday ​July ​20th.

The fees for this event include a €1.00 restoration levy. The restoration levy will allow The Olympia Theatre to invest in maintaining and enhancing the theatre to ensure that it continues to consistently deliver the highest quality experience for theatre goers, actors, performers & producers.

Over 18's ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served. 

Doors 7pm. Approximate stage times will be posted here once we receive them from production.

He’s hit the ​Top 10 with his past three EPs, but ​Bugzy Malone’s career is set to reach new heights with the ​August ​17​th release of his debut album ​‘B.Inspired’​. After launching the project with ​‘Warning’​,​ Bugzy now amplifies anticipation for the album with a double-shot of activity: not only has he dropped a new track and video in the shape of ​‘Drama’​, but he’s also announced his biggest headline tour to date.

‘Drama’ finds ​Bugzy’s incendiary rhymes exploring a narrative based around the anticipation and intensity of the preparations for a major heist. It’s also a cautionary tale. Had events in his life unfolded differently, the criminal world might’ve been ​Bugzy’s reality – an existence that’s glamorous for the disenfranchised but with dangerously high odds of mortal failure. Instead he’s on a mission to champion young people who’ve been dealt a bad hand in life.

‘Drama’ is what my life could’ve been like if I didn’t turn things around,” says ​Bugzy​.​“There are other ways out than crime. I’m now in a place where I can speak to a lot of people and my whole ethos is switching on the belief switch in people's heads. If people take inspiration from that then it's priceless.”

Backed by production by ​Diztortion (​Stormzy​, ​Kano​), the track’s spaghetti western-style introduction and searing guitar solo from​ Alastair O’Donnell (​Tinie​ Tempah​,​ Krept & Konan​) infuses ​‘Drama’ with a cinematic scale atmosphere that evokes ​Bugzy’s love of the gritty ​Netflix crime drama ​‘Narcos’ and the visionary directors ​Quentin ​Tarantino and Christopher​ ​Nolan​.

The official video for the track was put together by ​Bugzy ​with his​ regular collaborator ​Connor Hamilton​ and filmed at various locations in ​Dubai​. Extending​ Bugzy’s track record for high end, conceptual visuals, it interweaves an intense film-within-a-film crime narrative with performance footage shot at the top of a skyscraper.

Having already claimed his crown as​ The King of the North​, ​Bugzy’s set to take his gospel further afield with the biggest tour of his career. The ​‘B. Inspired’ tour is the biggest headline tour to date by any grime artist and will see him perform to a total of ​38,000+ ​people. It includes two ​4000​-capacity homecoming shows at ​Manchester’s ​Mayfield Depot​.

‘B. Inspired’ finds​ Bugzy stripping back his outer bravado to reveal the man behind the surface. Unafraid to rap about issues which are be too painful to speak about in person, ​Bugzy’s tales pulsate with raw emotion. These are immediately relatable narratives: heart-breaking flashbacks to a traumatic childhood viewed from the perspective of an adult, and stories of everyday folk desperately battling against the tide – some swim to a brighter future, while others are submerged by overwhelming odds.

“One of the most successful independent British MCs of his time.” –  Noisey

“The Mancunian challenges ideas of what it is to be a grime MC.” – i-D

“Taking grime into a different direction with a new sound.” – The Voice

“One of grime’s superior narrators.” – Link-Up TV

“Proves there’s major star-power outside the M25.” – The Guardian

“So furiously addictive few could deny this self-styled King of the North his very own coronation.” – Evening Standard


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