ARIA Award-winning rapper 360 set to bring Back to Life tour to Perth and Dunsborough after long hiatus

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Rapper 360 will be returning to WA in April.
Camera IconRapper 360 will be returning to WA in April. Credit: Blacklisted Visions

The life of a rapper can sometimes be one of excess.

A work-hard, play-hard lifestyle is not uncommon, with rapper 360 at one point falling into that category.

These days, his pre-show rituals have certainly changed since the early days of his career.

“Back in the day, it used to be booze and other substances and partying,” he said.

“These days, staying on the straight and narrow, it’s very wholesome.

“The day of the show, I’ve got to make sure that I go to the gym, and then an hour before I’m praying, meditating, and drinking black tea, and that’s pretty much it.”

The Melbourne artist started releasing music in 2008 but did not rise to fame until three years later after releasing the song Boys Like You with fellow Victorian product Gossling, earning him commercial radio play and an ARIA Award for his album Falling & Flying.

He has released two albums in the time since - the last being in 2017.

Rapper 360 will play three shows in WA as part of his Back to Life tour.
Camera IconRapper 360 will play three shows in WA as part of his Back to Life tour. Credit: Blacklisted Visions

The name of his Back to Life regional tour is partially a recognition of that, alongside the restart the rapper experienced due to the pandemic.

“I guess (the name), it was sort of referring to coming out of the COVID times, and just getting back to it, getting back on the grind of life and stuff like that,” he said.

“For me personally, I’ve had a sort of five or six-year hiatus off music and for a while there, I was questioning whether I was still going to make music.

“After the pandemic sort of came and went, I was like ‘No, I really want to have a fair crack at this’, so it’s reflective of that, just getting back into it.”

His visits to Perth and Dunsborough in April are part of the second leg of the tour after a successful first run late last year.

Audiences are being told to expect a mixed bag of old crowd favourites alongside new music from his artistic repertoire.

As for plans to break his album drought, he is hopeful to have a new release out by the end of the year.

“We’ve been working really hard on the next album over the last couple of months - we’ve got about 12 ideas down so far,” he said.

“It’s starting to shape up and I’m really really loving it.”

360 will be playing at the Rockingham’s Leisure Inn on April 18, The Carine in Duncraig on April 19 and The Dunsborough Tavern on April 20. To purchase tickets, visit 360music.com.au

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