Jurassic 5 Exclusive 2014 UK Tour – extra London date added

Posted on 18 February 2014
By Anna Smith
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Following their incredible summer performance at Parklife Weekender and a sold out tour, Jurassic 5 will be embarking on their only UK headline dates in June 2014. A second show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton for Saturday 21st June will see J5 supported by very special guests Dilated Peoples.

The American alternative hip hop group featuring rappers Chali 2na, Akil, Zaakir, Mark 7even and DJ Nu-Mark and Cut Chemist first formed in 1993 and debuted nationally in 1995 with their first single, “Unified Rebelution”.

Their eponymous full length debut album entitled Jurassic 5 was realised in 1998 and three albums followed including ‘Quality Control’, ‘Power in Numbers’ and ‘Feedback’, the latter two peaking at number 15 on the Billboard 200 chart. The group disbanded in 2007 following their final EP.

In April 2013 the full line up reunited again and appeared at numerous festivals around the world.

Joining Jurassic 5 for the new Brixton show are American hip hop group Dilated Peoples who notability achieved huge in the underground hip hop community.

Formed in 1992, DJ Babu (producer/DJ), Evidence (emcee-producer) and Rakaa Iriscience (emcee) gained two Top 40 of the UK Singles Chart with “This Way” and “Worst Comes to Worst.”

Californian trio Ugly Duckling will be joining as special guest support on Jurassic 5’s four other dates. After more than 20 national UK tours and performances at the likes of Reading and Leeds festivals; Young Einstein, Dizzy Dustin and Andy Cooper aka Ugly Duckling will be bringing their brand of unique and authentic Hip-Hop for an exciting and super-tight set. The Ugly Duckling musical sound is a combination of late-80’s/early 90’s Hip-Hop, Funk, Soul and Jazz with plenty of humour and high-spirited skilfulness.

This Jurassic 5 tour is going to be one of the most anticipated shows next summer.

New Date:
Sat-21-Jun-2014 – London O2 Academy Brixton
With special guests Dilated Peoples

Tickets go on sale: Friday 14th February @ 9am

All other dates are onsale now

Thu 19-Jun-2014 – Manchester Academy
Fri 20-Jun-2014 – London O2 Academy Brixton
Tue 24-Jun-2014 – Nottingham Rock City
Wed 25-Jun-2014 – Bristol O2 Academy
With special guests Ugly Duckling