Laneway Festival 2018 sideshows have been announced with Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals headlining shows in Sydney and Melbourne this February.

Set in smaller, more intimate venues, these shows are guaranteed to sell out and will also be the first and last time you’ll be able to catch Dr. Dre’s protégé in such an intimate environment.

Other Laneyway Festival 2018 sideshows to be announced so far come from Billie Eilish, Dream Wife and Shame.

Singer, rapper, and producer Anderson .Paak’s big break came courtesy of six songs on Dr. Dre’s 2015 album, ‘Compton’. Up until then he’d released a bunch of music including his debut album under the moniker, ‘Breezy Lovejoy’.

The first Anderson release arrived in 2013 as an all-covers EP, ‘Cover Art’ before issuing a full album ‘Venice’ a year later. By 2015 he was a one-man hype machine after featuring on Dr. Dre’s ‘Compton’ album. His latest release ‘Malibu’ dropped in early 2016 featuring killer collaborations with Kaytranada and Snakehips.

Tickets for Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals’ sideshows go on sale Friday, 27 October.

ANDERSON .PAAK TOUR DATES
6 Feb – Metro Theatre (Sydney)
7 Feb – 170 Russell (Melbourne)

BILLIE EILISH TOUR DATES
6 Feb – Oxford Art Factory (Sydney)
8 Feb – Howler (Melbourne)

DREAM WIFE TOUR DATES
6 Feb – The Landsdowne (Sydney)
7 Feb – The Tote (Melbourne)

SHAME TOUR DATES
7 Feb – The Landsdowne (Sydney)
8 Feb – The Tote (Melbourne)