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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.
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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 SelectYourTickets.com.

mdevlin@timescolonist.com