Back and more potent than ever, beloved Australian rapper 360 is set to bring his electrifying stage presence and extensive touring chops to regional Australia this November for Part 1 of his 12 date Back To Life regional tour. Following the fully sold out first official run of shows in just under six years in June, 360’s extensive upcoming tour will kick off on Friday November 3 at Village Green Hotel in Mulgrave, before journeying through regional Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales and the ACT, with more dates to be announced for Part 2.
Tickets go on-sale to the general public at 10am AEST on Tuesday August 29, and fans are invited to pre-register now at 360music.com.au to access pre-sale tickets from 10am AEST on Monday August 28.
Levelling up today’s exciting tour news is the new freestyle track Most Wanted featuring 360’s signature flow and earnest yet playful storytelling, heralding the revered rapper’s welcome return. Performed as an unreleased track during his capital city Back To Life tour in June, Most Wanted finds 360 baring his soul over dark melodics and sparse, glossy tones. A sonically matured yet conceptually tongue-in-cheek outing, 360’s freestyle prowess is on full display both on the track and also via its accompanying music video, consisting solely of tour footage from his June performances. And it was on this tour earlier this year that 360, aka Matt Colwell, was able to not only reconnect with his creative soul and flourish in his natural habitat on stage; it also offered him a chance to trial touring in new ways that would ultimately place his health at the forefront, thus the decision to split Back To Life’s regional adventures into parts, as 360 elaborates, “As much as I love touring, it’s always been quite taxing both physically and mentally in the past. So, since returning after a long break, I made sure to put my health before anything else. I kept the last tour to 1-2 shows per week, which isn’t a lot at all, just to ease into it and dip my toes in so to speak and see how I went. All went well, so this time I’m upping it to 3 shows per week. This will be more gruelling so I decided to do a month of touring through November, have a month off through December and then finish off part 2 early next year, rather than doing them all back to back. I used to never care about my health and wellbeing, at least not like I do now. Now I follow a strict regime, I have to hit the gym for an intense workout on show days, I follow a strict routine before each show to warm up too. I could achieve more if I went all out doing 5 shows a week and fitting in as much travel as possible over multiple months, but for me that’s a quick way to burn out.”
An ARIA Award-winning, multi-platinum pioneer, 360 has never been one to do anything in halves, with the rapper swiftly cementing himself on the Australian scene via his 2008 debut album What You See Is What You Get, before the game-changing 2011 release Falling & Flying catapulted him into a whole new stratosphere. Hailed for its emotive weight, authenticity and genre-fluid finesse, Falling & Flying paved the way for 360’s continued domination with 2014’s Utopia and 2017’s Vintage Modern firmly sealing his legacy. But amongst his renowned battle rapping dexterity, searing creative innovation and collaborations, 360’s path has simultaneously been lined with mountains, from an accident in 2010 that almost upended the release of Falling & Flying to his battle with addiction and mental health issues in later years; all moments in time that ultimately helped guide and strengthen 360’s resolve, leading him to new music as well as his triumphant return to performing in 2023, as 360 explains, “When I was working on these new songs I was still recovering after going through an extremely dark period of my life. I was still fighting my way through the darkness, now I’m in a much better place. There’s been no real agenda with the music, it’s been more about focusing on myself and getting happy/healthy and just releasing whatever songs we make in that process. I’ve been loving that plan of attack, So I’ll keep that same thing going and we’ll see where it all ends up.”
Re-energised by his return to stage, 360 is primed to bring his exhilarating live show to regional Australia, with his Back To Life Part 1 tour guaranteed to satiate past, present and future fans of the magnetic rap maverick. Expect unapologetic and heartfelt storytelling from an artist who can tackle any style and make it his own. And, as 360 reveals, there are plenty more surprises lying in wait for fans across Australia starting this November: “It had been about 6 years since my last tour, so there were a few cobwebs to shake off but once it got going it was super fun to be back up there. I’m keen to see how the new songs go down in each town we play, to see what connects the most. Also, it will be nice to get out of the Melbourne cold for a bit! Expect a banging set chock full of new songs, old classics, mixtape bangers, forgotten bangers and more. I’ve got a few tricks up the sleeve that people won’t be expecting.”
Tickets to the Back To Life Regional Tour Part 1 are on sale from 10am AEST Tuesday August 29 from 360music.com.au.
The past few years have been extremely tough for people who work in music, and for many, continues to be so, so 360 is jumping in with Support Act on his Mulgrave, Frankston, Ipswich, Noosaville, Gladstone, Airlie Beach, Townsville and Cairns shows. Simply purchasing a ticket to these shows will result in a donation of $1 matched by a further $1 from Live at your Local being donated to music industry charity, Support Act. That’s $2 for every ticket sold going directly to Support Act and the amazing work they do with music workers, artists and crew. For more information, visit ausmusictshirtday.org.au or supportact.org.au
360 – BACK TO LIFE REGIONAL TOUR PART 1
Tickets available from 360music.com.au
FRI 3 NOV | VILLAGE GREEN HOTEL, MULGRAVE VIC | 18+
SAT 4 NOV | PIER BANDROOM, FRANKSTON VIC | 18+
MON 6 NOV | LAMBYS TAVERN, GEELONG VIC | 18+ (CUP EVE)
THU 9 NOV | RACEHORSE HOTEL, IPSWICH QLD | 18+
FRI 10 NOV | V ROOM – VILLA NOOSA, NOOSAVILLE QLD | 18+
SAT 11 NOV | HARVEY RD TAVERN, GLADSTONE QLD | 18+
THU 16 NOV | MAGNUMS, AIRLIE BEACH QLD | 18+
FRI 17 NOV | DALRYMPLE HOTEL, TOWNSVILLE QLD | 18+
SAT 18 NOV | EDGE HILL HOTEL, CAIRNS QLD | 18+
THU 23 NOV | BEER DELUXE, ALBURY NSW | 18+
FRI 24 NOV | THE BASEMENT, CANBERRA ACT | 18+
SAT 25 NOV | WAVES, WOLLONGONG NSW | 18+