The Georgia Straight presents Watsky at the Rio

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      Live Nation has announced than American rapper and poet George Watsky will perform at the Rio Theatre--with guests Witt Lowry and Daye Jack--on Saturday, November 12. 

      Watsky began his career as a Grand Slam Poetry champion whose rhymes were showcased on Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam on HBO. His quirky persona, coupled with his uncanny ability to spit tongue-twisting lyrics at light-speed, earned him millions of YouTube hits and an invitation to perform on the Ellen show.

      Watsky, performing with his live band Creme Fraiche, puts on a dynamic live performance that has earned him festival slots at San Francisco’s Outside Lands, Bumbershoot in Seattle, Rock the Bells, the Wireless Festival in London, and the 2014 Van’s Warped Tour, among many other stops in a young career that has already tallied nearly a thousand shows.

      Tickets for the all-ages show are priced at $30 (plus service charges and fees) and are on sale now on the Ticketmaster website.

      Tickets are also available for purchase by phone at 1-855-985-5000.

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