HIP HOP ICON SLICK RICK ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER UK TOUR
Music legend Slick Rick has announced his first ever UK tour with a string of live dates in November. The tour will stop in five cities in England and one in Dublin, Ireland. The British storyteller is calling it the “Coming Home Tour” – a reference to the fact that the Bronx, New York-based rapper was born and raised in Mitcham, Surrey.
The tour will be his first visit to London since Rick (then known as MC Ricky D) and Doug E. Fresh appeared on Top of the Pops in 1985 where they performed their iconic tracks “The Show” and “La Di Da Di”. The rapper thinks of it as a kind of victory lap, following the decision to grant him U.S. citizenship after a battle with the U.S. Immigration Bureau that went on for over 23 years – a period during which Rick could not travel abroad. The Grammy-nominated rapper still retains his British Citizenship.
Rick is delighted to be able to travel freely and return to the land of his birth and reconnect with his British fans. “I’m coming home, back to my foundation, my make-up, my English roots,” he says. “I’m looking forward to a nice cup of tea and some tasty biscuits.”
Friday, Nov. 25: Mantra, Manchester
Saturday, Nov. 26: 02 Forum, London
Sunday, Nov. 27: 02 Academy, Bristol
Monday, Nov. 28: 02 Institute, Birmingham
Tuesday, Nov. 29: The Sugar Club, Dublin, Ireland
Wednesday, Nov. 30: Concorde 2, Brighton