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Meet the Magnetic Rapping Chef Known as Action Bronson (Created April 24, 2013)
The running joke in music could be that a different mold was made at the birth of Arian Asllani, AKA Action Bronson. An Albanian rapper and a trained chef, he has clearly taken one of the most unusual paths to becoming a respected musician.
Taking his stage name from infamous Chicago gangster William "Action" Jackson and actor Charles Bronson, Asllani trained at the Art Institute of New York City, then went to work at a handful of different restaurants around the five boroughs. He also hosted an online cooking show called "Action in the Kitchen," but eventually gained fame for transforming his culinary ingredients into rhymes.
Oft compared to rapper Ghostface Killah (with whom he collaborated in 2011), Bronson released his debut studio album "Dr. Lecter" in 2011, and immediately became known as the chubby rapper with an undeniable appeal and magnetism. Reviews were overwhelmingly positive this project and the follow-up, "Well Done," and he was later featured twice on Domo Genesis's & The Alchemist's debut collaboration album "No Idols" on the tracks "Elimination Chamber" and "Daily News."
In August of 2012, Bronson announced via Twitter that he had signed a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records via media company VICE. He also announced he would work exclusively with NUE Agency for concert bookings. Six months later, it was noted that Bronson would be part of XXL Magazine's 2013 Freshman Class. That published April 22, with the big man announcing there would be plenty more Action Bronson in the coming months.
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Action Bronson Announces 'Mr. Wonderful' Tour
Rapper/chef extraordinaire Action Bronson has announced a slew of tour dates from April to October. Bronson will be hitting the road in support of his new record, Mr. Wonderful, the Queens-native's third studio release. The tour kicks off on April 3 in Seattle, WA, at the Neptune Theater, followed by a show in Portland the following…Read more
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Action Bronson Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 05/04/2015 Silver Spring MD The Fillmore Silver Spring 05/03/2015 Philadelphia PA Theatre of Living Arts 05/01/2015 Sayreville NJ Starland Ballroom 04/29/2015 Portland ME State Theatre 04/27/2015 Boston MA House of Blues Boston 04/24/2015 Pittsburgh PA Xtaza Nightclub (Formerly Club Zoo) 04/22/2015 Cleveland OH House Of Blues Cleveland 04/21/2015 Chicago IL House of Blues 04/21/2015 Chicago IL House of Blues 04/20/2015 Detroit MI Saint Andrews Hall 04/17/2015 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/17/2015 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/15/2015 Los Angeles CA The Belasco Theater 04/12/2015 Santa Cruz CA The Catalyst 04/09/2015 San Diego CA The Observatory North Park 04/07/2015 San Francisco CA The Warfield 04/06/2015 Sacramento CA Ace of Spades 04/04/2015 Portland OR Wonder Ballroom 04/03/2015 Seattle WA Neptune Theatre 03/25/2015 New York NY Terminal 5 03/24/2015 New York NY Terminal 5 02/28/2015 Miami FL Soho Studios 02/02/2015 New York NY Lucille's At B.B. King Blues Club & Grill - New York 01/26/2015 New York NY B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Action Bronson Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/08/2014 Santa Ana CA The Observatory 11/13/2014 Gainesville FL Stephen C. O'Connell Center 11/08/2014 Los Angeles CA Los Angeles Sports Arena 10/31/2014 New Orleans LA New Orleans City Park 09/13/2014 New York NY JBL Live at Pier 97 08/29/2014 Chicago IL Union Park 08/29/2014 Chicago IL Union Park 08/18/2014 Copenhagen 147 Vega (with Neutral Milk Hotel) 08/12/2014 Stockholm AB Debaser Medis 08/07/2014 Skipton Funkirk Estate 07/27/2014 Atlanta GA Masquerade 07/26/2014 Fort Lauderdale FL Revolution Live 07/23/2014 New York NY Best Buy Theater 07/19/2014 Toronto ON Fort York National Historic Site 07/03/2014 Ottawa ON Lebreton Flats 06/18/2014 Los Angeles CA Avalon Hollywood 06/01/2014 East Rutherford NJ MetLife Stadium 05/31/2014 Philadelphia PA Festival Pier at Penn's Landing 05/24/2014 Detroit MI Hart Plaza 05/24/2014 Detroit MI Hart Plaza 05/17/2014 London Lnd The Forum 05/14/2014 Bristol Bst O2 Academy Bristol 05/13/2014 Liverpool Mersyd East Village Arts Club 05/12/2014 Manchester Gtm Manchester Academy 2 05/07/2014 Brisbane Qld The SWARM 05/06/2014 Birmingham War The Institute 05/05/2014 Manchester Gtm Manchester Academy 2 05/02/2014 Clifton Park NY Upstate Concert Hall 05/01/2014 Melbourne Vic The Corner Hotel 04/28/2014 State College PA Levels Nightclub 03/29/2014 Clifton Park NY Upstate Concert Hall 03/26/2014 New York NY Best Buy Theater 03/25/2014 State College PA Levels Nightclub 03/24/2014 Baltimore MD Baltimore Soundstage 03/23/2014 Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle 03/22/2014 Atlanta GA Masquerade 03/21/2014 Tampa FL The Orpheum 03/20/2014 Miami FL Grand Central 03/18/2014 New Orleans LA The Maison 03/11/2014 Austin TX ACL Live at The Moody Theater 02/10/2014 Honolulu HI The Republik 02/07/2014 Santa Ana CA The Observatory 02/06/2014 Los Angeles CA Echoplex 02/05/2014 San Francisco CA Slims 02/03/2014 Portland OR Roseland Theater 02/01/2014 Seattle WA Neptune Theatre 01/30/2014 Salt Lake City UT The Complex 01/28/2014 Denver CO Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom 01/26/2014 Sauget IL Pops 01/24/2014 Chicago IL Metro 01/23/2014 Columbus OH A and R Music Bar 01/22/2014 Cleveland OH House Of Blues Cleveland 01/20/2014 Washington DC Howard Theatre 01/18/2014 Philadelphia PA Theatre of Living Arts 01/17/2014 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club 01/11/2014 New York NY Irving Plaza 01/10/2014 New York NY Irving Plaza
Action Bronson Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 11/09/2013 Dallas TX Trees 11/08/2013 Austin TX Auditorium Shores 11/08/2013 Houston TX Warehouse Live 11/07/2013 San Antonio TX White Rabbit 10/03/2013 Boston MA Wilbur Theatre 10/02/2013 Montreal QC Theatre Telus 10/01/2013 Toronto ON The Danforth Music Hall 09/27/2013 Philadelphia PA Theatre of Living Arts 09/26/2013 Pittsburgh PA Altar Bar 09/25/2013 Grand Rapids MI The Intersection 09/24/2013 Bloomington IN Bluebird Nightclub 09/22/2013 Minneapolis MN First Avenue 09/21/2013 Iowa City IA Blue Moose Tap House 09/20/2013 Milwaukee WI The Rave/Eagles Club/Eagles Ballroom 09/18/2013 Lawrence KS Liberty Hall 09/17/2013 Denver CO Ogden Theatre 09/14/2013 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 09/12/2013 Vancouver BC Vogue Theatre 09/11/2013 Edmonton AB Union Hall 09/10/2013 Calgary AB The Republik 09/07/2013 San Bernardino CA San Manuel Amphitheater 08/31/2013 Dallas TX Zouk Nightclub 08/23/2013 Leeds Yorkshire Bramham Park 08/17/2013 Fort Lauderdale FL Revolution Live 08/10/2013 San Diego CA Soma 08/09/2013 Phoenix AZ Celebrity Theatre 08/08/2013 Las Vegas NV House of Blues Las Vegas 08/07/2013 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Palladium 08/06/2013 Santa Ana CA The Observatory 08/04/2013 San Francisco CA The Warfield 08/02/2013 Reno NV Knitting Factory Concert House 07/30/2013 Denver CO Ogden Theatre 07/20/2013 Helsinki Suvilahti 07/20/2013 Stuttgart BW Reitstadion 07/18/2013 Dour Wal La Plaine de La Machine a Feu 07/16/2013 Amsterdam ?? Melkweg 06/27/2013 Cambridge MA Middle East - Downstairs 06/26/2013 Pawtucket RI The Met 06/25/2013 New York NY Santos Party House 06/21/2013 Dover DE Dover International Speedway 06/21/2013 Dover DE Dover International Speedway 06/18/2013 Wilmington NC The Soapbox 06/13/2013 Manchester TN Manchester Farm 06/08/2013 Manchester Lancashire Heaton Park 06/07/2013 London Hmf KOKO 06/01/2013 Houston TX Eleanor Tinsley Park 05/21/2013 New York NY Best Buy Theater 04/19/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 04/17/2013 Santa Ana CA Constellation Room 04/12/2013 Indio CA Empire Polo Field 03/21/2013 Toronto ON The Hoxton 03/19/2013 Toronto ON Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre 01/27/2013 Chicago IL Reggies Rock Club 01/17/2013 PERTH WA The Bakery 01/11/2013 Wellington Mighty Mighty 01/10/2013 Auckland The Studio
Action Bronson Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/29/2012 Chicago IL Reggies Rock Club 12/28/2012 Philadelphia PA The Blockley 12/26/2012 Brooklyn NY Brooklyn Bowl 12/22/2012 Moscow 16 tons 12/20/2012 Mannheim Baden-wurttemberg Alte Feuerwache 12/18/2012 Dublin D The Twisted Pepper 12/16/2012 London London The Garage 12/14/2012 Manchester Msy Manchester Academy 3 12/13/2012 Glasgow Glasgow City O2 ABC 2 Glasgow 12/12/2012 Paris La Bellevilloise 12/11/2012 Amsterdam ?? Melkweg 12/01/2012 Washington DC Howard Theatre 11/29/2012 Denver CO Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom 11/28/2012 Boulder CO Fox Theatre 11/25/2012 San Francisco CA The Independent 11/21/2012 Austin TX Emo's Austin 11/19/2012 Houston TX Scout Bar 11/18/2012 New Orleans LA House of Blues New Orleans 11/17/2012 Atlanta GA The Tabernacle 10/30/2012 New York NY Best Buy Theater 10/21/2012 West Chester PA The Note 10/18/2012 Brooklyn NY House Of Vans 10/13/2012 Saint Paul MN Midway Stadium 10/12/2012 Columbus OH Skully's Music Diner 10/10/2012 Brooklyn NY Brooklyn Academy of Music 09/29/2012 Philadelphia PA SoundGarden Hall 09/23/2012 Dallas TX Club Dada 09/21/2012 Austin TX The Beauty Ballroom 09/14/2012 Providence RI Fete Ballroom 09/01/2012 Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 08/23/2012 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg 08/09/2012 Toronto ON The Hoxton 08/03/2012 Los Angeles CA Los Angeles State Historic Park 06/30/2012 Saint Petersburg FL The Local 662 06/29/2012 Orlando FL Club 57 West 06/27/2012 Fort Lauderdale FL Green Room 06/14/2012 West Hollywood CA The Roxy Theatre