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Run the Jewels announce new 2022 UK tour dates

American hip-hop duo par excellence Run the Jewels have announced a string of new dates for a brief tour of the UK in 2022.

Circling around to London, Birmingham, Manchester, and Glasgow, the group are visiting the first four places that any American would cough up if you ask them to name four English cities.

I kid the guys in Run the Jewels: I bet they know Glasgow isn’t English. I don’t hold the same hope for most Americans, though. You learn not to overestimate that lot.

Anyway, the dates slot right in between the duo’s rescheduled dates for Rage Against the Machine’s Public Service Announcement Tour, which for the time being doesn’t have any UK or even European tour dates. Apparently, the rage will have to be contained to the States.

The tour will be the band’s first reunion with singer/rapper Zach de la Rocha since their own L.A. Rising festival in 2011. De la Rocha was featured on Run the Jewels’ most recent LP RTJ4 on the track ‘Just’. The rest of the members of Rage created Prophets of Rage with Public Enemy members Chuck D and DJ Lord, plus Cyprus Hill rapper B Real during that time. The results were… interesting.

Run the Jewels’ last tour of the UK was in support of the band’s third album RTJ3. Various European cities were included in that jaunt, and the tour itself ended with a triumphant performance at the O2 Academy in Glasgow. This whole pandemic thing put a kibosh on the original plans to tour behind RTJ4, and the current restrictions could explain why the band only has four dates booked. With a world slowly creeping back towards reopening, there’s at least a sliver of a chance that Killer Mike and El-P will set up a few more gigs in the future.

Check out the tour dates for Run the Jewels 2022 UK tour down below.

Run the Jewels 2022 UK tour dates:

June:

  • 02 O2 Brixton Academy, London 
  • 05 Barrowlands, Glasgow 
  • 06 O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester 
  • 07 O2 Academy, Birmingham 
  • 10 Primavera Sound, Barcelona 

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