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Run The Jewels UK Shows

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After quickly selling out their headline show at London̢۪s KOKO this year, due to public demand Run the Jewels has announced an additional huge London date for their upcoming tour. They will be at The Forum, London on the 7th June 2015. Tickets are on sale now.

El-P and Killer Mike, two of hip-hop’s most formidable artists, first joined forces in 2012 on Killer Mike’s classic album, R.A.P. Music, produced by El-P. Mike then appeared on El-P's solo album Cancer 4 Cure. That experience became a creative marriage resulting in the birth of the group Run The Jewels. After much anticipation, they released their self-titled debut album in 2013 on Fool's Gold - for free as a ‘thank you’ to fans.

Since then, Run the Jewels album has become one of the most celebrated hip hop acts of the past year and toured to worldwide acclaim. Now they̢۪re back for Round 2 - RTJ2. Freshly signed to Mass Appeal Records (the new label of rap legend Nas), RTJ2 is a boisterously powerful follow up album featuring appearances from notable artists and producers including Zack De La Rocha (Rage Against the Machine), Travis Barker (Blink 182), BOOTS (Beyonce), Diane Coffee and others. The album is available worldwide as a free download via www.runthejewels.net and for sale from music stores.

Their sell out show last year in London at Electric Brixton, proved that they are one of the most distinctive names in rap music. Now bringing their successful stateside tour to the UK in December, and with an extra added date in June next year, they will perform headline shows in both Manchester and London. Their critically acclaimed new live showcase will see the hip-hop duo preview the new material off their debut album Run The Jewels 2.

DECEMBER 2014
Thursday 11 December Manchester Academy 2 *Venue upgrade*

Friday 12 December London KOKO *Sold Out*

JUNE 2015
Sunday 07 June London The Forum

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Words SIMON REDLEY

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