Hip hop royalty Slick Rick has announced his first ever UK tour with a string of live dates in November.
Stopping off in five cities in England and one in Dublin, Ireland, the New York based rapper has named it his ‘Coming Home Tour’, in reference to the fact that he 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.
Speaking of his delight at finally having the decision to grant him U.S. citizenship after a battle with the U.S. Immigration Bureau, Rick has remarked: “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.”
Rick’s tour dates:
Friday 25th Nov – Mantra, Manchester
Saturday 26th Nov – O2 Forum, London
Sunday 27th Nov – O2 Academy, Bristol
Monday, 28th Nov – O2 Institute, Birmingham
Tuesday 29th Nov – The Sugar Club, Dublin, Ireland
Wednesday 30th Nov – Concorde 2, Brighton