London born and newly naturalized U.S. citizen hip-hop legend Slick Rick will begin his “Coming Home Tour” in the United Kingdom on Friday, November 25, 2016, at Mantra in Manchester. The tour will continue the next night at 02 Forum in London, followed by stops at 02 Academy, Bristol on Sunday the 27th, Birmingham’s 02 Institute on Monday the 28th, and The Sugar Club in Dublin, Ireland on Tuesday the 29th, before concluding in Brighton at the Concorde 2 on Wednesday, November 30. Not only is this a homecoming for the rapper from Mitcham, Surrey, it’s his first ever UK tour. For tickets and tour information, visit Rick’s website.
Slick Rick is known the world over for his glamorous accessorizing, which has often included capes, robes, crowns, extensive jewelery, and his celebrated eyepatch, but truly it’s the lasting cool of his landmark raps that affirms his status as pop pioneer and hip-hop icon. Timeless ballads “La Di Da Di” and “The Show,” have been sampled over 700 times combined, influencing musicians from every generation since their release, including the likes of Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, Kanye West, Nas, TLC, Notorious B.I.G., Snoop Dogg, and the Beastie Boys.
DJ Kaos and the Rickettes will accompany Rick the Ruler on the Coming Home Tour, which comes in wake of a 23-year battle with the United States Immigration Bureau that kept him from traveling abroad. For more on that story, click here.
Nov. 25 – Mantra – Manchester
Nov. 26 – 02 Forum – London
Nov. 27 – 02 Academy – Bristol
Nov. 28 – 02 Institute – Birmingham
Nov. 29 – The Sugar Club – Dublin, Ireland
Nov. 30 – Concorde 2 – Brighton