You want it, so you got it: a stellar line-up of some of the most iconic '90s superstars, as well as some one-hit wonders, gracing one stage on a single bill.
Relive the heyday of high fades, Cross Colours baggy jeans and New Jack Swing as Vanilla Ice and Coolio are joined by Salt n Pepa, Young MC, Color Me Badd and Tone Loc among others for the I Love The 90's Australian June tour.
The tour has been making its way around the United States and Canada bringing joy to Generation X in the form of some of the most recognisable names in rap, hip hop and R&B from the trendsetting decade.
Opening the show so far is rapper Young MC, who is best known for his 1989 monster hit, 'Bust A Move', as well as his collaboration with fellow I Love The '90s star, Tone Loc on his tracks 'Wild Thing' and 'Funky Cold Medina'. “I feel really good about it,” Young MC says of the upcoming Australian leg of the tour.
“I've been doing shows on this tour for the past year or more in the States and we've done a couple dates in Canada, but going Down Under will be the first time we've really taken this tour on a long trip overseas.
“It's me by myself on stage, so it's lyricism. I get on the mic and do what I do best, not only performing the records that people know but also really communicating with the audience lyrically, that's my big thing.”
'Bust A Move' was a phenomenal success, not just commercially but also in the years after its release as it was ingratiated into the grander scheme of popular culture, becoming a type of rap stereotype, not unlike 'Baby Got Back' by Sir Mix-a-Lot.
Yet, despite being inextricably linked to a nearly 30-year-old song while his newer music is less recognised, Young MC says at this point of his career he doesn’t feel pigeonholed or trapped by the song’s enduring popularity.
“It took me a while to come to this realisation that you if you could take the population of Australia and take the population of the world, take a percentage of it and whatever that per cent is that knows 'Bust A Move' and knows me, that's probably a bigger percentage than I would have assumed anybody would know of anything that I’ve ever done.
“Rather than feeling pigeonholed... it's a real luxury to be pigeonholed by a something that literally a billion people know,” he laughs, “so I’m not that overwhelmed by it.”
A celebration of the music, style and attitude of an entire decade, the I Love The 90's tour promises a night of sexing you up and checking the hook while the DJ revolves it. The ‘90s kids will get it. “The draw of the tour is the '90s,” Young MC explains, “so they want to have me there, but they also want to have me there doing the stuff they know from that era.
“We're selling an era with the tour; the majority of audiences are people in their 30s and 40s, and were fans of the records when they initially came out in the '90s.”
I Love The 90's Tour ShowsTue 6 Jun - Titanium Arena (Adelaide)
Wed 7 Jun - Hisense Arena (Melbourne)
Fri 9 Jun - Qudos Bank Arena (Sydney)
Sat 10 Jun - Eatons Hill Hotel (Brisbane)
Sun 11 Jun - Gardens Amphitheatre (Darwin)
Tue 13 Jun - Perth Arena