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Xzibit to appear at the Springtime Festival 2013 in Halen, Belgium – 11 May 2013

Posted 30 April 2013 | , | No Comments »

Xzibit will appear at the Springtime Festival 2013 in Halen, Belgium on 11 May 2013. The festival is being held at Martkplein and will feature Felix Da Housecat, Sam Sparro, DJ Hype, Shy FX, Don Rimini and more.

For more information or to buy tickets go to http://www.springtime-festival.be

Xzibit Announces Live Shows in Norway on the Napalm World Tour

Posted 17 February 2013 | , , , | 2 Comments »

Xzibit will continue the Collateral Damage World Tour with 3 confirmed shows in Norway starting on February 19 2013. Xzibit will make his way through Norway tour his most recent album 'Napalm', released on October 9 2012. Here are the dates, cities, states, and venues of the 3 confirmed shows:

Date City Country Venue
Tue, February 19th 2013 Volda Norway Studenthuset Rokken
Thu, February 21st 2013 Tønsberg Norway Total
Sat, February 23rd 2013 Sogndal Norway Meieriet Sogndal 

As Xzibit announces more dates we will announce them to fans via this website on the Xzibit Concert, Tour and Show Dates page on XzibitCentral.com page and follow us on Facebook or Twitter to be notified when more dates are locked in. 

Sometimes the Rap Outlives the Rest (Live Show Review: Kamloops, British Columbia)

Posted 30 November 2012 | , , , , | No Comments »

Xzibit on Stage at Chilliwack Live Show

Xzibit performed at Cactus Jack's Night Club on Wednesday November 28 as part of the Canada leg of the Collateral Damage world tour. Below is a review from Kamloops This Week:

When Xzibit walked out onto the stage at Cactus Jack's Night Club on Wednesday night (Nov. 28), I felt like I'd been transported back in time. Granted, it was only about a decade, compared to the 40-plus years of memories for the Beatles' fans who recently watched Macca tear it up in Vancouver. Mr. X to the Z put on a great show. And, despite the fact some of the most memorable moments from my late teens and early 20s are linked to Xzibit songs, I wasn't expecting much.

Not to brag, but I've seen plenty of once-huge rappers play relatively tiny venues. None of them were very good (no offence to Snoop Dogg, Coolio, et al.). Twelve years ago, Xzibit was one of the headliners on the Up In Smoke Tour — a 44-show circuit that played to packed crowds in arenas and stadiums across North America, including what was then GM Place in Vancouver.

Now, here he was at Cactus Jack's, presumably sitting in a small room backstage playing XBox while up-and-coming rapper John Connor warmed up the crowd. But, it seemed Xzibit got it. Judging from my very un-scientific research on Wednesday night's crowd, which involved looking at the people who had assembled at CJ's, it seemed to be split just about down the middle — half in their late 20s or early 30s and there because they loved Xzibit's stuff circa-Y2K, and half closer to 19 and more fans of Pimp My Ride or the "Yo Dawg" meme than Tha Alkaholiks.

I fell into the first category and was not disappointed. Xzibit's set list was largely made up of some of his biggest hits, which is not always the case when big names are promoting new albums in small clubs. There was Get Your Walk On, Paparazzi, X, Alkaholic and What's The Difference, among other hits. There was also some of Xzibit's new stuff, including singles Up Out The Way and 1983 from his new album, Napalm. And, like he promised in an interview with KTW ahead of the show, there was also a tribute to the late Nate Dogg. For about 45 seconds in the middle of his one-hour set, Xzibit stood silent as acapella versions of some of Nate Dogg's most memorable hooks — "Smoke weed everyday" and "I've got hoes," to name a few — blasted over the CJ's sound system.

It was another memory-inducing part of a very memory-inducing show and, with a stupid grin on my face, I left the bar feeling like I had just spent a night driving my mom's Ford Windstar around Edmonton with my high-school buddies blaring Restless on the stereo — through the Discman cassette adaptor, of course.

As Xzibit announces more dates we will announce them to fans via this website on the Xzibit Concert, Tour and Show Dates page on XzibitCentral.com page and follow us on Facebook or Twitter to be notified when more dates are locked in. 

Being on the Road Feels Good to Xzibit as He Brings Tour to British Columbia, Canada

Posted 27 November 2012 | , , , , | No Comments »

Xzibit British Columbia Canada ShowWhen he takes to the stage at Cactus Jack’s tomorrow (Nov. 28), it will be Xzibit’s first time performing in Kamloops. Xzibit’s affinity for Canada goes further than selling records, too.

“Canada’s always been a good market for me,” Xzibit told KTW on the phone from Regina — “The Canadian city that rhymes with fun,” as he described it — ahead of a show in the Queen City. “I’ve been here a few times [not for work],” he said. “I’ve been fishing for sturgeon in Chilliwack. I like it up there.”

 With no shortage of hits in his rear-view mirror, Xzibit said he thinks Napalm is his best record yet.

“I think I kind of create music from the standpoint, ‘What would I want to listen to?’ ” he said. “That’s where I take it from. That’s where good artistry comes from.”

That approach has worked out in the past. In addition to his solo studio successes — 2000’s Restless went platinum and his two subsequent albums both achieved gold status — Xzibit has collaborated with some of hip-hop’s biggest names on some of the genre’s most monumental projects. He was involved in two songs on Dr. Dre’s 2001 and appeared in hits like Snoop Dogg’s Bitch Please and Warren G’s 1999 single Game Don’t Wait — the latter two also featuring legendary West Coast baritone Nate Dogg, who died in March 2011. Xzibit said he is honouring Nate Dogg on the Napalm tour.

“You gotta come see,” he said. “I definitely feel like we lost a big part of the West Coast when Nate Dogg passed away.”

The collaborations continue on Napalm, which features Wiz Khalifa, RBX and Tha Alkaholiks — a group Xzibit was a part of in the late-1990s. The second single on Napalm is Up Out The Way, which features Yay Area rapper E-40, who has arguably gained as much notoriety for his made-up slang words as he has for his lengthy hip-hop career. Surprisingly, Xzibit said he had no trouble speaking E-40’s language when collaborating on Up Out The Way.

“You can understand him perfectly,” he said. “That’s E-40’s world, that’s his lane. I just think it’s dope he finds the creative space to do that — to say, ‘This word’s not good enough, I’m gonna make up my own word’.”

Overall, Xzibit said, he expects fans to like what they hear on Napalm. “I’m very proud of the clarity, the maturity,” he said. “This is a great representation of where I am as an artist.” And, as for being back out on the road promoting an album he says “It feels good, It feels like a homecoming — like what I’m supposed to be doing. This is what I do.” Article thanks to Kamloops This Week

As Xzibit announces more dates we will announce them to fans via this website on the Xzibit Concert, Tour and Show Dates page on XzibitCentral.com page and follow us on Facebook or Twitter to be notified when more dates are locked in. 

Xzibit Puts on 2 Extra Shows in Canada on the Collateral Damage World Tour

Posted 19 November 2012 | , , , , , | No Comments »

Xzibit has just locked in 2 extra shows on the Canada leg of the Collateral Damage World Tour. Here are the dates, cities, states, and venues with the new shows in bold:

Date City Country Venue
Tue, November 20th 2012 Nelson, British Columbia Canada Spirit Bar
Fri, November 23rd 2012 Langley, British Columbia Canada China Beach Nightclub
Sat, November 24th 2012 Vancouver, British Columbia Canada Red Room Ultra Lounge
Sun, November 25th 2012 Victoria, British Columbia Canada CLUB 9one9
Mon, November 26th 2012 Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada Queens Nightclub
Mon, November 26th 2012 Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada Spice Lounge
Tue, November 27th 2012 Chilliwack, British Columbia Canada Evergreen Hall
Wed, November 28th 2012 Kamloops, British Columbia Canada Cactus Jacks Night Club
Thu, November 29th 2012 Kelowna, British Columbia Canada Sapphire
Fri, November 30th 2012 Moncton, New Brunswick Canada The Old Cosmo
Sat, December 1st 2012 St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada Club One
Sun, December 2nd 2012 Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada The Toothy Moose

As Xzibit announces more dates we will announce them to fans via this website on the Xzibit Concert, Tour and Show Dates page on XzibitCentral.com page and follow us on Facebook or Twitter to be notified when more dates are locked in. 


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