KSI TO STAGE GROUND-BREAKING GLOBAL EVENT ON 17 JULY // THE KSI SHOW

KSI TO STAGE GROUND-BREAKING GLOBAL EVENT ON 17 JULY

THE KSI SHOW

OVER 20 VERY SPECIAL GUESTS, SURPRISE APPEARANCES & MUSICAL PERFORMANCES TO BE ANNOUNCED OVER THE COMING WEEKS

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW AT MOMENTHOUSE.COM/KSI

CREATED BY KSI, MAMS TAYLOR AND MARK BENNETT

SPONSORED BY IGNITE

PRODUCED BY FAST LANE ENTERTAINMENT
UK & US BASED PRODUCTION COMPANY
&

AND GOLD DUST FILMS
LIVE EVENT BROADCAST SPECIALIST

TRANSMITTED BY MOMENT HOUSE
THE PREMIUM DIGITAL LIVE PLATFORM BEHIND ONE-OF-A-KIND VIRTUAL EXPERIENCES WITH HALSEY, TAME IMPALA, KYGO, BROCKHAMPTON, BRYSON TILLER & MORE

Today, KSI – Olajide ‘JJ’ Olatunji has revealed details of a ground-breaking global event, The KSI Show taking place on Saturday 17 July transmitted by Moment House and in partnership with Proper LoudMBA Live and premium lifestyle brand Ignite. The exclusive multi-dimensional show will include a stellar cast of guest stars, surprise performers, dancers, acrobatics, and artists. It will follow the release of his sophomore album All Over The Place, out 16 JulyTickets for The KSI Show are on sale now at momenthouse.com/ksi.

Produced by Fast Lane Entertainment and Gold Dust Films, the one-of-a-kind spectacular will follow KSI from his bedroom where it all started, moving in and out of a dream like state around custom stages that will incorporate elements of music performances, surreal TV sets and comedy skits written by Joe ChandlerNick WegenerOlajide Olatunji and James Farmer.

KSI will perform a medley of some of his biggest tracks over 90 minutes featuring songs from across his discography including “Really Love”, “Don’t Play”, “Lighter” and latest summer solo smash “Holiday”, KSI’s fastest selling single which debuted at #2 in the Official Charts. Notably, it will be the first time tracks from All Over The Place – the centerpiece of the show – are performed. The guest line up will be announced over the coming weeks in the lead up to The KSI Show.

Huge production value, highly stylised artistic direction, flawless tunes, costume changes and choreography by industry leaders Black Skull CreativeThe KSI Show is set to be an electrifying experience that will be among the first of its kind and transmitted into fans’ homes around the world. No stranger to breaking box office records, The KSI Show will set a new standard for sophisticated online music events and is predicted to break global viewing records. There will also be a pre-show red carpet event presented by Abbie McCarthy on YouTube in the run up to the main show. Stringent Covid testing protocols will be followed, in line with the latest government guidelines.

KSI says: “No one will honestly expect this. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Never done before. Ya boy is gonna take you all on an adventure that will be remembered for years to come. I’ll be taking you through my journey from being a YouTuber to a boxer to a musician and more. This experience has everything. Mainstream meets the internet in a way never done before. So, get ready and enjoy.

Airing exclusively on Moment House – the premium digital live platform behind one-of-a-kind virtual experiences with Halsey, Tame Impala, Kygo, BROCKHAMPTON, Bryson Tiller, MARINA and more – the show will be broadcasted around the world including North and South America, EuropeUK, Africa, AsiaAustralia & New Zealand. See below for dates and times by territory and visit Moment House’s website for further information.

Credit: Lee Malone

 

 TRANSMISSION DATES/TIMES BY TERRITORY:

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
20.00 GMT

PARIS, FRANCE
21.00 CEST

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
15.00 EDT

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES
12.00 PDT

HONG KONG
03.00 HKT

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
05.00 AEST

Check your local territory for ticket prices at momenthouse.com/ksi (booking fees apply). Those who have already pre-ordered the album from the artist store will be eligible for an early bird discount for a limited time only.

As the biggest-selling U.K breakthrough of 2020 with his debut LP Dissimulation and scoring seven Top 10 singles including collaborations with Rick RossTrippie Redd and Tion Wayne, alongside latest hits with Craig DavidAnne-Marie and YUNGBLUD, KSI will begin a new chapter with the arrival of All Over The Place. Due out 16 July via BMG / RBC Records, the record will include new tracks with features from hip-hop heavyweights Future and 21 Savage, music artist Jay1 and singer Gracey.

All Over The Place out 16 July via BMG / RBC Records

  1. The Moment
  2. Number 2 ft. Future & 21 Savage
  3. Patience ft. YUNGBLUD & Polo G
  4. You
  5. Don’t Play with Anne-Marie & Digital Farm Animals
  6. Really Love ft. Craig David & Digital Farm Animals
  7. Gang Gang ft. Jay1 & Deno
  8. Rent Free ft. Gracey
  9. Madness
  10. Silly ft. Bugzy Malone
  11. Flash It ft. Rico Love
  12. No Time ft. Lil Durk
  13. No Pressure*
  14. Holiday
  15. Sleeping With The Enemy ft. S-X

*The thirteenth track on the vinyl format will be an exclusive song titled, “Smoke” ft. Nevve.

Pre-order All Over The Place [HERE].

About Black Skull Creative

Black Skull Creative is a global creative studio that conceptualise and deliver dynamic and innovative experiences for a wide range of clients from international music artists to global brands. Encapsulating all areas of creative production, Black Skull Creative consistently produce the unexpected and inspiring through their original experiences, concerts, large-scale spectaculars, TV performances and immersive events. blackskullcreative.com

Founders, Dan Shipton, Jay Revell & Ross Nicholson say: “KSI is a unique artist that can seamlessly cross over many musical genres and streams of entertainment with ease. Being able to creatively collaborate with him on this one-of-a-kind experience has been truly inspiring and the outcome will be ground-breaking.”

About Fast Lane Entertainment

Fast Lane are a TV and video production company based in the UK, New York, and Los Angeles. They are behind some of the most groundbreaking and pioneering live broadcast events and shows. Red Bull Culture Clash, Jimmy Kimmel Live Music and the inaugural MDL Beast festival are some of their standout productions. fast-lane.tv

Founder & Producer, Rob Lane says: “There is no other artist who could have pulled off this show. KSI is multi-talented which allowed us to create such an exciting production merging the worlds of immersive theatre, live music, and scripted comedy. It’s been a pleasure collaborating with JJ and his team and we can’t wait to break the internet with The KSI Show.”

About Gold Dust Films

Gold Dust are a dynamic film & TV production company, passionate about generating original and compelling content for artists, brands, and broadcasters.  Specialising in live events, music, and performance capture, they have worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment.  With their unparalleled technical, creative and production expertise they pride themselves on always delivering the highest quality to the screen. golddustfilms.co.uk

Director, Liz Clare & Producer, Kate Sinden, say: “We are excited to be collaborating with KSI, Proper Loud & MBA Live on such an ambitious performance film. As a trailblazing artist in his own right, we have loved helping him create a truly unique experience for fans of his, all over the world”.

About IGNITE

IGNITE is a global consumer brand, operating in the premium product segment of the market. Founded by Dan Bilzerian, the company’s ‘quality‐first’ approach is fundamental to the brand and its products. IGNITE product categories now include CBD products, nicotine and synthetic nicotine vape products, premium performance drinks named ZRO, spirits featuring a premium vodka and tequila, and apparel. The IGNITE THC product line was introduced in Canada in 2020.
Shares of IGNITE are listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) under the symbol “BILZ” and quoted in the United States on the OTCQX under the symbol “BILZF”. Further information on IGNITE can be found on the company’s website: ignite.co

Founder & CEO, Dan Bilzerian says: “Ignite is excited to partner with KSI, there are a lot of exciting things coming up and we’re really looking forward to this event!”

About MBA Live

MBA Live, the talent agency that sits at the intersection of an artist’s live endeavours. Formed in 2019, the company has assisted their clients across live touring, TV performances (James Corden, Jonathan Ross, Top of the Pops), corporate shows, branding opportunities in the live space and produced live performance content for YouTube, already racking up tens of millions of views. The only independent talent agency nominated for the 2021 Talent Agency of the Year Award at the Music Week Awards.

Executive Producer and Agent, Mark Bennett says: “With the global pandemic taking away an artist’s right to perform their works to a live audience, we have seen the rise of livestream performances and naturally given KSI’s history in the online space, I was inundated with offers and ideas, but nothing ever expressed to us the creative vision that was needed to fully express a performance of this nature for a multi hyphenate like KSI. I’d consistently advised against any considerations in this area until I watched the Dua Lipa stream, fortunately KSI was also watching. We were so impressed, it made us consider how we could deliver a show of scale that truly reflected KSI. KSI, Mams and I discussed how we could use the journey of KSI and his career to fill out a narrative to compliment any live music performances. Over the past 10 months, KSI, Mams and I have collaborated on a level that many rarely see between artist, manager, and agent but the collective skillsets between us creates such amazing synergy and opportunities. We collectively built out the team for this, adding some of the world’s best in live event production and seeing them bring to life our vision has been incredibly gratifying. We’ve spent thousands and thousands of hours thinking about every aspect of the show, adding easter eggs, and the tiniest of details to fully reward long terms fans, adding huge production, guest stars and an engaging narrative for the wider global audience. I’m incredibly proud of KSI, not only as the entertainer but as the person, his rapid evolution throughout the past few years, pairing talent and hard work inspires me every day. Proud of my own personal role on this event, the relationship between KSI, Mams and I and the team we’ve brought together for this, everyone has played a part in creating something I believe will go down in history and set new standards for online events.”

About Moment House

Moment House is the premium digital live platform that connects artists and their core fans for global, elevated ticketed experiences — called Moments. With a mission to bring people together through art and technology, Moment House is uniquely crafted with a focus on artist-friendliness, elegant design, user experience, and support for seamless merchandise integrations, global payments, and more.

Founded in 2019 out of the Jimmy Iovine & Dr. Dre Academy for Innovation at USC, Moment House has hosted “Moments” by a range of artists including Tame Impala, Halsey, Kygo, Kaytranada, BROCKHAMPTON, MARINA, Charlotte Lawrence, Ruel, YUNGBLUD, Grouplove, Bryson Tiller, Flux Pavilion, Omar Apollo and more. They also hosted the live stream for both nights of Clive Davis’ Grammy gala this year. Coming up, Moment House will continue presenting moments with some of the most exciting names in entertainment including the My Brother, My Brother and Me Podcast and more. The company is backed by leading investors across Silicon Valley and the entertainment industry, including Troy Carter, Scooter Braun, Jared Leto, Forerunner, former TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer, Google Ventures CEO David Krane, Box CEO Aaron Levie, Patreon CEO Jack Conte and Palm Tree Crew Investments (Kygo and Myles Shear). For more information on Moment House, visit momenthouse.com.

CEO, Arjun Mehta says: “We are always aiming to push the of boundaries digital experiences and are pleased support such a multidimensional creator like KSI to set a new standard. The KSI show will be a Moment that truly brings together all of his creative vision and talent for an unparalleled global experience that could not have been achieved in a traditional live setting“.

About Proper Loud

Formed in 2007 by President, Mams Taylor, Proper Loud is an award-winning global music management company representing world class artists, directors, and producers across a broad range of genres. Operating from its Los Angeles headquarters, Proper Loud prides itself in having close relationships with its roster and taking the time to understand their artist’s individual needs and goals. The company also aim to be recognised for their integrity, fairness and making impactful and great art. For additional information visit properloud.com.

Executive Producer and Manager Mams Taylor says: “It started with an idea to do a standard livestream performance of the songs with great production, which would have been cool, but I started thinking…. KSI is a multidimensional artist and entertainer. Fans have witnessed nothing short of a uniquely inspiring and fun, even groundbreaking journey. I wanted to somehow tell that story in a lighthearted way which would connect with all his fans. Bring key characters throughout his adventures into the story while tying it into his music. When I brought the idea to him, he was excited and got fully immersed into it. The team has been incredible. We had a vision and seeing it come to life in such a spectacular fashion is the most rewarding thing…. Synonymously, seeing KSI grow musically, as an artist and as a human being, I couldn’t be prouder and more inspired by him. Couldn’t be prouder of the team and I couldn’t be prouder to be a part of making something so magical.”

Lighting Design: Pixelmappers pixelmappers.com
Director of Photography: Nat Hill www.hdfilmsltd.com
Musical Direction: Kojo Samuel kojosamuel.com

About KSI

Hitting number two in the UK album chart and with over a billion streams, in Dissimulation KSI creates space for both his public persona and the personal: big hit features with the likes of Rick Ross and Lil Baby (Down Like That) and AJ Tracey (Tides) sit alongside more intimate, honest tracks. No stranger to defying expectations, Dissimulation received critical acclaim. Clash labelled it “an excellent body of work”; “he’s absolutely smashed it” proclaimed Metro.

It’s no surprise that KSI has been seen on the cover of The Sunday Times Magazine, Music Week, The Observer Magazine, Viper and Notion. Other labels and artists want a piece of the KSI pie too: just look to the success of his features on S1mba’s Loose and Nathan Dawe’s BRIT nominated Lighter. 

With his second album on the horizon, a 2021 tour which sold out in seconds, the launch of his own label and singles with Craig David (Really Love), Anne-Marie (Don’t Play), YUNGBLUD (Patience) and latest solo single Holiday, KSI has proven that music is very much his domain.

KSI brings with him the unrelenting work ethic and infectious energy which YouTube instilled in him. Despite his debut’s success, he’s certain Dissimulation just scratched the surface: the next record, he’s clear, will showcase his artistry’s further progression again. Given FAULT Magazine described KSI as “one of 2019’s biggest success stories – “an emergent hip-hop star” said The i – all eyes will be on his follow up. KSI’s task – writes The Observer – is “not just to make “YouTube rap” but the real thing”. Their verdict? “Mission accomplished.”

All Over The Place, the new album from KSI via BMG UK / RBC Records, out 16 July is available to pre-order now.

Credit: Sam Neill
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