PEARLY KINGS OF ROCK

The gig at the Mean Fiddler coincides with the release of their long-awaited new album...

RUN DMC are due to play a one-off show in LONDON at the end of this month, it has been announced.

The rap legends will take to the stage of the Mean Fiddler (formerly known as the LA2) on March 24. They will be joined by a number of guests, yet to be announced.

The show comes ahead of the release of their long-awaited new single, ‘Rock Show’, on March 26, through Arista. The band’s long-delayed new album, ‘Crown Royal’, will follow on April 9.

The album, their first since ‘Down With The Crown’ in 1993, features collaborations from some big names, including Fred Durst, Kid Rock, Mobb Deep’s Prodigy and Nas.

As revealed recently on NME.COM, guests Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Ja Rule and rap old-stager Slick Rick had been cut from the album.

No official reason was given for their swift deletion, though Pete Ganbarg, an Arista Records spokesperson, told Entertainment Weekly “they didn’t fit with the rest of the record”.