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Skepta announces autumn 2019 tour

The shows will mark the rapper's first UK tour since the release of new album Ignorance Is Bliss.

Skepta has announced details of a forthcoming UK headline tour.

The run of dates kicks off in Manchester on 23 November 2019, before heading to Birmingham, Dublin and Glasgow, culminating with a huge London show at the 10,000 capacity Olympia on 29 November 2019.

The news comes off the back of the recent release of the London rapper’s wildly successful new studio album Ignorance Is Bliss. 

His fifth full-length release, Ignorance Is Bliss dropped on 31 May to widespread critical acclaim from the likes of the NME, The Guardian, Complex and Pitchfork.

The album has also been a huge commercial success, debuting at No.2 on the Official UK Albums Chart.

Skepta produced most of the album himself, and the record features guest appearances from the likes of Nafe Smallz, Key and J Hus. Two singles have been released from the record so far, lead single Bullet from a Gun and Greaze Mode. Watch the official video for the latter track below:

Ignorance Is Bliss is the follow up to 2016’s Konnichiwa, which took home that year’s Mercury Prize.

A mainstay of UK hip-hop, Skepta first broke through in the mid-2000s and is the founder of the Grime collective and record label Boy Better Know, alongside his younger brother JME.

Some of his biggest tracks to date include Rescue Me, That’s Not Me and Shutdown. 

Last month the MC returned home to North London, to headline the prestigious Field Day Festival.

Skepta will be hitting the road this autumn, in support of his new album Ignorance Is Bliss. 

Here are the dates:

23 November 2019 – The Warehouse Project, Manchester
26 November 2019 – O2 Academy Birmingham
27 November 2019 – Jam Park, Dublin
28 November 2019 – O2 Academy Glasgow
29 November 2019 – Olympia, London

Tickets for the tour will be available from 9:00 Thursday 27 June 2019 through Ticketmaster.co.uk 

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