Updated: Sep 24
As an exponentially rising artist on a global scale, Genesis Owusu has defied genre and style to keep the limelight burning following the release of his debut album, Smiling With No Teeth in March 2021.
Owusu celebrated its release with a sold-out 22 date tour in 2021 alongside his Goon Club, before another sold-out national theatre tour with The Black Dog Band (his recording band) in 2022 -now immortalised via triple j’s Live At The Wireless. Next, Owusu jetted to the United States for his first everinternational tour, performing 16 shows with his Goons. Owusu also made his U.S. late night television debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
His most recent 13-date European tour featured sold-out stops in London, Dublin, Amsterdam and Berlin’s Berghain, as well as a performance at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound. After his wildly talked-about Splendour in the Grassperformance in July, Owusu returned to North America for performances at Lollapaloozafestival in Chicago, Osheaga Festivalin Montreal, This Ain’t No Picnic Festival in California and Austin City Limits, as well as supporting Khruangbin and Thundercat in Austin, Texas & Tame Impala across Australia.
Genesis Owusu will close out the year with further festival appearances at Spilt Milk, Lost Paradiseand Falls Festival & in 2023 he will be joining Paramore & Bloc Party across the US.
Owusu’s profound artistic revolution and soul-bearing diversity has seen his debut album, Smiling With No Teethushered in as one of the country’s greatest new albums. The album secured triple j’s Album of the Year and x4 ARIA award titles, including Album of the Year, Best Hip Hop Release, Best Independent Release and Best Cover Art, alongside radio support from triple j and BBC Radio, and global acclaim from tastemakers and critics alike, including The Needle Drop, NME, Line of Best Fit, The Guardian, Teen Vogue, Rolling Stone, The Australian, ICON and many more. Owusu additionally saw his album track, "Gold Chains"included in President Obama's Favourite Music of 2021. Most recently, Owusu shared his returning new single,“GTFO” to widespread applause from tastemakers internationally, and additions from triple jand community radio. Furthermore, the single has also seen ARIA Award nominations for Best Music Videoand Best Independent Release,on top of a further nomination for Best Australian Live Actfor Owusu and The Black Dog Band.