The Rock City archives: 2017

WILKINSON, LIVE IN ROCK CITY MAIN HALL

  • Saturday 11th February 2017
  • Supported by: TBC
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After selling out his 2016 UK tour and London's O2 Forum Kentish Town venue; and off the back of a string of mainstage festival performances at Wireless, V Festival and Parklife, Drum and Bass DJ/producer Wilkinson announces his February 2017 LIVE UK tour! The tour winds its way from North to South, finishing at London's prestigious Roundhouse on February 18th. The tour will co-inside with the release of his second album 'Hypnotic'. Support acts include rising D&B stars Fred V & Graphix and TC.

Wilkinson, now signed to Ram Records/Virgin EMI is being touted as one of the brightest new stars in dance music. Following his club anthems 'Tonight', 'Take You Higher’, ‘Need To Know’, 'Heartbeat and 'Too Close' and ‘Hit The Floor’ Wilkinson released 'Half Light' charting #20, Dirty Love which peaked at #10 and ‘Afterglow’ which became a top 5 hit on the UK Chart, going GOLD selling 400,000 copies with 55 million YouTube views. His single ‘Hopelessly Coping’ peaked at #23 on the UK Top 40, whilst topping the Shazam and iTunes Electronic charts. Indeed over the last 3 years Wilkinson has sold 1 million singles. With his debut album 'Lazers Not Included' flying straight to number 1 on the iTunes Dance Chart in 10 countries, his tour schedule takes him across the globe including his summer residency at Together in Ibiza.

Following the release of his 2016 summer banger ‘What’, Wilkinson has recently announced the details of his new single ‘Sweet Lies’ featuring Karen Harding. The track premiered as The Hottest Record In The World on BBC Radio 1 and is the first single to be lifted off his forthcoming second studio album. Having remixed and collaborated with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Chase & Status, Naughty Boy, Wretch 32, Katy B, Laura Mvula and Nero, he recently scooped ‘Best Single’, ‘Best Album’, ‘Best Video’, ‘Best Producer’ and ‘Best Live Act' at the National Drum & Bass Awards, not to mention the VEVO Viewers Award at the MVA’s.

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