De La Soul announce UK live dates

Hip Hop act will perform live in May before returning in August to headline Camp Bestival

De La Soul announce UK live dates

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De La Soul have announced details of a series of live dates in the UK, including shows in May and August.

The influential hip-hop act will play gigs in May to celebrate 25 years since the release of their '3 Feet High And Rising' album with shows in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Lowestoft, Leamingston Spa and Bristol all scheduled. The trio will then return in August for further shows following their appearance at Camp Bestival. See below for full dates and ticket details.

De La Soul join fellow headliners Basement Jaxx and James on the Camp Bestival line-up. The festival runs from July 31 to August 3 at Lulworth Castle in Dorset and De La Soul will headline the Saturday night (August 2). James will headline the opening night, while Basement Jaxx close the festival with the headline slot on August 3. Also on the bill are Johnny Marr, Sinead O'Connor, Laura Mvula, Steve Mason and Peter Hook And The Light.

The US hip-hop trio, recently gave away their entire back catalogue, and also shared new song 'Dilla Plugged In' - which features reworked lines from '3 Feet High And Rising' track 'Plug Tunin' and production from the the late producer J Dilla, who died in 2006.

De La Soul will play:

London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (May 1)
Manchester, Academy 2 (2)
Glasgow, Arches (3)
Leamington Spa, Assembly (6)
Bristol, O2 Academy (7)
Lowestoft, The Aquarium (9)
Brighton, Concorde 2 (August 5)
Nottingham, Rock City (7)
Reading, Sub 89 (8)


To check the availability of De La Soul tickets and get all the latest listings, head to NME.COM/tickets.

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