Run DMC announce rare UK gig

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 January 2018
Run DMC

Run DMC

Hip-hip legends RUN DMC have announced a one-off headline concert in London on July 5

Run DMC are set to return to the UK for the first time in three years for a rare headline concert.

The legendary hip-hop duo - comprised of Joseph 'Run' Simmons and Darryl 'D.M.C.' McDaniels - will perform at London's Eventim Apollo on July 5.

In 2016, the 'Walk This Way' stars co-headlined The Isle of Wight Festival.

Speaking about their love for playing in the country, Simmons said previously: "We absolutely love playing the UK, it's always been such a great reception. You guys rock!"

Since their split in 2002, following the murder of third member Jam Master Jay - real name Jason William Mizell - the pair reunited at Jay-Z's Made In America Festival in September 2012.

Simmons and McDaniels then reunited again for Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas in November 2012, and again in June 2013 and August 2014 for a summer concerts in Atlanta, Georgia.

Though they haven't released new music since 2014's DJ Fresh remix of their classic hit song 'It's Tricky', McDaniels previously revealed details of a solo album he's working on with original songs.

He said last year, "I'm fulfilling my rock 'n' roll dream by collaborating with more of the artists who gave me a lot of music to rap over through sampling as a kid. Now I get to work with them.

"It's all original songs from scratch, 'cause that really doesn't happen anymore. It's cool when bands get together to do remakes, but why not do something new? It's brilliant. We're all going in there and starting from scratch, creating these songs."

Tickets start from £38 and will be available to purchase from January 24.

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