Fan will remember him from an energetic appearance at last year's Laneway festival, but next time he's here Vic Mensa will be headlining his own show.

The Chicago rapper is returning to play Auckland venue The Studio on Wednesday, April 20.

Tickets go on sale on February 9, with a pre-sale through My Live Nation starting on February 8.

Mensa will be playing on the back of his recent hit with Kanye West, U Mad.

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Tickets go on sale on February 9, with a pre-sale through My Live Nation starting on February 8.

Danny Brown

Another Laneway favourite, Danny Brown, is also returning for a show in April.

The motormouthed Detroit MC will perform at The Powerstation on Thursday, April 21 ahead of his new album, due for release over the next few months.

Tickets go on sale on February 9. A My Live Nation pre-sale begins on February 8.

The Datsuns

Also performing in April are Cambridge rockers The Datsuns.

They're performing with Bloodbags in support at Auckland venue The Kings Arms on April 1.

Tickets are on sale now.

- nzherald.co.nz