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according to songkick and ticketmaster:
Seminal Hip-Hop group, Public Enemy are to play London with their original line up on Sunday 14th November at the indigO2 venue at The o2.
The 3 original members of the group; Chuck D, Flavor Flav, and Professor Griff, along with security taskforce S1W (Brother Mike, James Bomb, Pop Diesel) and DJ Lord will be performing live for one night only.
Public Enemy exploded onto the scene in the mid 80's with hits such as 'Don't Believe The Hype' and of course, the track regarded as one of the most popular and influential songs in hip hop history, 'Fight The Power'. As well as genre defining albums throughout the 80's and 90's, the band made music industry history when they became the first band to release an album on MP3 format. Their socially conscious and politically aware lyrics have resulted not only in the band selling millions upon millions of records throughout the world, but has also seen them influence a wide range of artists, from A Tribe Called Quest, Gang Starr, 2pac, Dead Prez, Lupe Fiasco, Mos Def to M.I.A, The Manic Street Preachers and Anthrax.
The numbers that reflect their extraordinary career are staggering: The band has embarked on over 56 tours, performing over 1300 concerts to millions of fans in 45 countries. Three albums are certified multi-platinum; three more are gold, with four gold singles and a platinum-selling home video.
face, he's the delboy of hip hop, he's gonna be flogging something inappropriate... not child slaves I hope though.
Quite tempted by this though :)
tickets on sale today, just bought mine :)
the two times i've seen them they were nothing short of excellent. The first time probably stands out slightly more, down to the fact I met Flava Flav (he didn't try and sell me anything, though he was carrying a large bucket of KFC!)
All I've got to go off is that I'm searching for a man that uses hair straighteners.
Unlikely Professor Griff will be there. Wasn't on the last tour because of his criminal record stopping him travelling I think.