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Acclaimed rapper, boxer and YouTube star

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Born Olajide Olatunji in Watford in 1993, KSI started his career on YouTube as KSIOlajideBT, posting game commentary videos of the FIFA series before progressing to comedy videos and eventually rapping. By summer 2020, he had amassed 30 million subscribers and seven billion views across his YouTube channels.

A keen boxer, KSI has also taken part in three high-profile bouts against other prominent online personalities. He defeated fellow British YouTuber Joe Wells in a fight watched by an online audience of 1.6 million before taking on Logan Paul twice, drawing the first and beating Paul in the second, which also marked KSI's first professional bout. 

KSI’s first foray into rap was inspired by football, taking aim at ex-Liverpool and England striker Emile Heskey with his rap Heskey Time. By 2015, he had progressed to a more refined style of songwriting with his breakthrough single Lamborghini, which has 115 million views on YouTube. This was followed by Keep Up and his 2016 debut EP of the same name.

A book (self-deprecatingly titled KSI: I Am A Bellend) was published in 2016, followed by another EP, Jump Around. KSI continued to mix music with his online persona and highly publicised grudge matches over the following years, with a third EP Disstracktions coming in 2018.

Following a deal with RBC Records, KSI released the single Down Like That, featuring Rick Ross, S-X and Lil Baby, landing in the UK Top 10. He started off 2020 with another single Wake Up Call featuring Trippie Redd, followed in May of that year with his debut album Dissimulation.

Promising an exciting roster of special guests, KSI announced a UK tour that was rescheduled for October 2021.

“Finally fam. Ya boy cannot wait to finally perform for you guys. There are so many new songs that I have never performed before so I’m excited to have the chance to do so,” said KSI. “Trust me, the shows are gonna be insane from the production to the special guests plus all the new music that I’ll be dropping will improve the experience even more. I am too ready. You better be too!”

Following the launch of his own label and collaborative singles with Craig David on Really Love, Anne-Marie on Don’t Play and YUNGBLUD on Patience, KSI unveiled his sophomore album All Over The Place in July 2021, which also featured tracks with American rappers Future, 21 Savage and more. Plus he revealed another run of UK tour dates in February 2022, followed by his biggest ever headline show at London's SSE Arena, Wembley.

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KSI announces six more 2022 tour dates

KSI announces six more 2022 tour dates

In addition to his massive London show, the rapper will visit Sheffield, Exeter, Southampton, Cardiff, Nottingham and Manchester in February 2022. Tickets go on sale from 10:00 on Wednesday 1 September 2021.

KSI announces huge 2022 London show

KSI announces huge 2022 London show

The rapper will play his biggest ever headline show on 25 February 2022 at The SSE Arena, Wembley. This one-off show will follow his summer 2021 festival appearances and sold-out UK tour in autumn.

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KSI has announced festival performances at Reading & Leeds and TRNSMT as well as a tour to promote his albums Dissimulation and All Over The Place from 1 – 16 October 2021, followed by another run of dates from 10 – 22 February 2022.

In addition to Reading & Leeds and TRNSMT festivals, KSI will be performing in the following cities in 2021:

  • Glasgow
  • Newcastle
  • Hull
  • Birmingham
  • Bournemouth
  • Bristol
  • Brighton
  • Norwich
  • Cambridge
  • Manchester
  • London
  • Oxford
  • Liverpool

KSI has also announced 2022 UK tour dates in the following cities:

  • Sheffield
  • Exeter
  • Southampton
  • Cardiff
  • Nottingham
  • Manchester
  • London

Tickets for KSI's 2022 tour dates go on sale from 10:00 on Wednesday 1 September 2021. Tickets for KSI's 2021 tour dates and festival appearances as well as his 2022 SSE Arena, Wembley show are on sale now. Original tickets are valid for rescheduled dates.