Fun Lovin’ Criminals celebrate 25th Anniversary of 100% Columbian with winter UK tour dates

Posted on 11 August 2023
By Khyle Deen
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Iconic multi-genre band – FUN LOVIN’ CRIMINALS – have announced a UK tour for 2023 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their classic album ‘100% Colombian’.

Known for their eclectic fusion of rock, hip-hop and jazz, fans can expect an electrifying live experience from the band infused with their trademark swagger, grooves and soulful melodies that have captivated audiences for more than two decades.

Brian ‘Fast’ Leiser, Frank Benbibi and Naim Cortazzi will perform ‘100% Colombian’ in its entirety, along with hits from the band’s extensive discography

Kicking off at London’s O2 Academy Islington on 2 December, the tour will not only celebrate the album’s anniversary but will confirm to fans that the revitalised trio are still a musical force to be reckoned with.

Since the release of ‘100% Colombian’ — which spawned the hits “Big Night Out”, “Love Unlimited” and “Korean Bodega” — the album has become a fan favourite, with its release marking a pivotal moment in the band’s career.

The New Yorkers cemented their place in music history by blending their signature genre-bending rock and hip-hop sound with smooth grooves, deft wordplay and an unmistakable charm that resonated with audiences around the world.

Of the upcoming tour, lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Brian ‘Fast’ Leiser explained:

“It will be an honour to perform the songs from ‘100% Colombian’ to our fans. The album holds a special place in their hearts and we are committed to delivering unforgettable performances while bringing a fresh energy to the stage.”

Drummer Frank Benbini said:

“It’s going to be very special. For more than two decades I’ve nurtured the songs live, but never before have we played the album in its entirety. It will be simply great to bring that album alive in full technicolour for fans of the band.”

Guitarist Naim Cortazzi added:

“I’m thrilled to be part of this milestone tour and contribute my own style to the iconic Fun Lovin’ Criminals sound. Together we are ready to create an unforgettable experience for our fans and celebrate the music that has brought us all together.”

Tickets for the tour are available now here here, and full dates and details below.


02 LONDON O2 Academy Islington
09 BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy 2
14 BRISTOL O2 Academy
15 SHEFFIELD O2 Academy 2
16 LIVERPOOL O2 Academy 2