Ask any true hip-hop fan what the greatest debut of all time is and the answer will be shot right back at you again and again: Illmatic. Now, for the first time ever, one of the greatest emcees ever to grasp a mic, Nas, will be performing his timeless 1994 album live in Australia from start to finish.

Celebrating the album’s 20th anniversary, Nas has been taking his sold-out Illmatic tour around the globe over the past year to immense critical acclaim, and he’s finally giving Down Under its turn. Having previously been announced as part of the lineup for Melbourne’s Sugar Mountain Festival, Nas will now wow fans in Brisbane, Sydney, and Perth.

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Over the course of four one-night-only shows, Nas will take the stage to bring one of hip-hop’s crowning achievements to vibrant life, performing unforgettable cuts like ‘N.Y. State of Mind’, ‘The World Is Yours’, ‘Halftime’, ‘It Ain’t Hard to Tell’, and many more, each a certified classic of the genre.

Readers can check below for all the dates and ticketing details of one of the most highly anticipated tours of the summer down below. Nas kicks off his Illmatic Australian tour at The Tivoli in Brisbane on Tuesday, 20th January, wrapping up at Metro City in Perth on Tuesday, 27th January.

Nas Australian Tour Dates

Frontier Members pre-sale from Monday, 10th November

General Public on-Sale from 9am local time Friday, 14th November

Tuesday, 20th January 2015
The Tivoli, Brisbane (18+)
Tickets: Ticketmaster | 136 100

Friday, 23rd January 2015
Enmore Theatre, Sydney (Licensed All Ages)
Tickets: Ticketek | 132 849

Saturday, 24th January 2015
Sugar Mountain, Melbourne (18+)
Tickets: Moshtix | Sugar Mountain Festival | 132 849

Tuesday, 27th January 2015
Metro City, Perth (18+)
Tickets: Oztix | 1300 762 545

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