Coolio Plays The Academy Dublin
Get ready for the Gangsta as Coolio is back and plays Dublin in April 2020!
Coolio took over the world rap scene in the 90's through the immense success of “Gangsta’s Paradise”, which won him a Grammy Award in 1996 for Best Rap Performance, and was the theme song of film Dangerous Minds starring Michelle Pfeiffer.
Coolio is set to tour throughout 2020 with his full live band show on the ‘We Love The 90’s’ Arena Tour throughout Europe as well as festival appearances and headline concerts around the world. He will take his tour to Dublin on Thursday April 23rd at The Academy on Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1.
Over the years Coolio's music has been featured in several iconic major films including Space Jam, Clueless and The Big Payback. He also composed the theme song for popular TV series Kenan and Kel on Nickelodeon, made regular cameos and acted in many films and shows such as Batman & Robin, The Muppets, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, and Futurama!
Notably 2019 has also seen Coolio spark a kinship with Irish rap group Versatile. They released an instant hit single together in November ’19 ‘Escape Wagon’ , which racked up a million views in its first 2 weeks. Coolio performed the single live with Versatile at their sold out 3 arena show in Dublin for the first time on November 30th, 2019, a very special day for Irish Hip Hop as Versatile are the first ever Irish rap group to sell out an arena. They also performed Gangsta’s Paradise together as an encore at the show, once again Coolio’s influence in Hip Hop transcends multiple generations and cultures.
Tickets cost €30 and will be available via Ticketmaster from Friday December 13th at 10am.