American rapper Bow Wow is coming to Rotorua, are you ready to bark with him now?

Shad Gregory Moss, better known by his stage name Bow Wow (formerly Lil' Bow Wow), is an American rapper, actor and television host.

As Lil' Bow Wow, he released his first album, Beware of Dog in 2000 at age 13, which was followed by Doggy Bag 2001.

In 2003, Bow Wow released his third album Unleashed, which was the first album released without using Lil' in his name.


As of September 27, 2015, Bow Wow had officially been signed to a new label, Bad Boy Records, which is owned by Puff Daddy.

Bow Wow made his first movie appearance in All About the Benjamin's, in 2002 as a cameo.

In the same year, Bow Wow made his debut as the lead role in Like Mike. He later began to undertake lead roles in movies, such as Johnson Family Vacation in 2004 and Roll Bounce in 2005.

He also played a supporting role in the film The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift in 2006. Bow Wow also appeared in five episodes of the television series Entourage. He is currently working on his new album entitled Underrated and stars as Brody Nelson in CSI.

Kalah Bar owner Janina Khan said when the tour was announced Rotorua wasn't on the bill and was confident that the central North Island fans and customers would step out.

"Although the ticket price was higher than our other shows, this was an exclusive opportunity to see Bow Wow up close and personal!

"Watching him on TV then having the chance to perform in our venue isn't just business it's a once in a life time achievement, BOW WOW in Ngongotaha!

"Tickets sales have been steady the show capacity is smaller than normal otherwise it wouldn't be exclusive. We're hoping to introduce different artists this year and in 2017, the trend has changed so much in such a short time, economically the dollar is stretched so much now that good live entertainment has its price.

"We have hosted lots of bands over the last seven years (respectively) and are thankful that promoters like Pato Entertainment are still putting international shows in clubs and pubs."

Tickets are available from Kalah Bar for $50 limited and online from, there is a bus leaving from Kalah Bar after the show for customers wanting to go to town.

When: Thursday July 21
Where: Kalah Bar
Cost: $50