Legendary hip hop group Public Enemy head to Brighton Dome for a rare UK performance on Monday 29 October 2012.
Thanks to their passion, urgency and electrifying performances, Public Enemy are one of the most critically-lauded groups in contemporary music. This year marks the band’s 25th anniversary following the release of their epic debut album Yo Bum Rush The Show in 1987. The gig at Brighton Dome will be their only full scale gig in the UK this Autumn with a festival date and warehouse show also set to take place in London and Bristol respectively.
A group whose musical style and incendiary delivery have earned them critical acclaim and millions of fans throughout their career, Public Enemy continues to blaze musical and technological trails with new songs and new media, pulling rap music into the future, all while keeping its musical roots firmly intact. Their messages are as urgent and compelling as ever, their performances just as electrifying. Public Enemy transcends the confines of rap and pop music, remaining one of the African American community’s most important messengers, digital music’s greatest champions, and a rare rap group whose lyrics are dedicated to analyzing, uplifting and empowering all of humanity.
The numbers that reflect their extraordinary career are staggering: the band has embarked on over 78 tours, performing over 2000 concerts in 80 countries. Three albums are certified multi-platinum, three more are gold, with four gold singles and a platinum-selling home video. The band have found a slew of new fans in recent months following Channel 4’s decision to use Harder Than You Think as the theme for their coverage of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The track – first released in 2007 – reached #4 in the UK charts this summer: the band’s highest chart place to date and their first UK Top Ten single.
Public Enemy’s latest album, The Evil Empire of Everything, will be released this autumn.
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