Gig Preview | Little Simz | 02 Academy Glasgow

Mercury prize winning rapper and performer Little Simz is due to bring their highly anticipated No Thank You tour to Glasgow this month. Scheduled to perform at the 02 Academy on Tuesday 7th November, this tour will see the London born artist live debut tracks from her 2022 album of the same name which dropped as a surprise to fans in December last year. 

This new album celebrates Little Simz at her authentic best. No Thank You embodies her distinct rap talents and candid lyrics, and is not afraid to criticise the powers that be whilst doing so. This is a powerful album to listen to so it is sure to hit fans even more when delivered live, as Little Simz gives it the flair and finesse associated with this artists vibrant performances. 

This Glasgow gig is only one of six shows on the No Thank You UK tour, but it marks the biggest tour run to date in her home country. Also playing Manchester, Birmingham and two sold out hometown shows at London’s Alexandra Palace, this tour is set to feature the boldest performances and biggest spectacle we’ve seen from Little Simz yet.    

This is an impressive feat, given that the artist previously performed in the city two years ago in November 2021, whilst on tour to support her newest album release at the time Sometimes I Might Be Introvert. This record was awarded best album at both the 2022 Mercury Prize awards and Mobo Awards, and is celebrated as one of the best albums of the 2020s.  Simbiatu “Simbi” Abisola Abiola Ajikawo , the artist most known as Little Simz has also been busy in the duration between UK tours with performing overseas, releasing a celebrated personal book, and performing as iconic character Shelly in the final season of Netflix hit show Top Boy. So, the fact fans are getting another headline tour from this artist and the chance to hear more music live is already a gift in itself!

Having been to the last Little Simz gig in Glasgow, I have no doubt this show is only going to be more entertaining and hit even bigger heights. With more songs to perform on top of an already existing highly impressive discography, I would urge any music fan who enjoys rap but also a blend of genres alongside honest lyrics to get along to a Little Simz gig.  As is always guaranteed with this live act, SIMBI is sure to wow fans and with opening support from fellow well esteemed musician Hak Baker it is sure to be a good night!