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Rapper Ice Cube to play Victoria on April 23

The former N.W.A. member will be joined by Merkules and Peter Jackson for the show at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre, part of the Straight Into Canada Tour.
Ice Cube is coming to Victoria on April 23. AMY HARRIS

Rapper and actor Ice Cube will perform at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre on April 23, his first show in the market in over a decade.

The former N.W.A. member and star of the Friday film franchise will be joined by guests Merkules and Peter Jackson for the concert, which is part of the 10-date Straight Into Canada Tour. Cube — who is in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame — has not performed in Victoria since his 2012 appearance at Distrikt nightclub, now Wicket Hall.

He remains an icon of the hip-hop genre, however. He was introduced to a new generation of fans through 2015’s Straight Outta Compton, the Academy Award-nominated biopic about the rise and fall of N.W.A., and is a founding member of Mt. Westmore, a new California supergroup which also features Snoop Dogg, E-40, and Too Short.

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre box office (250-220-7777) or