The grime MC and Tottenham native plays north London's Alexandra Palace on August 12
Skepta‘s huge London homecoming show has sold out in just two hours.
The grime MC and Tottenham native will play his biggest headline solo gig to date at north London’s Alexandra Palace on December 2. Tickets for the 10,500 capacity gig went on sale today (August 12) and have now all been snapped up.
The gig was confirmed earlier this week with a spray-painted poster in London, which Skepta shared in a video on Instagram (watch below).
A video posted by SKEPTA (@skeptagram) on Aug 8, 2016 at 6:10pm PDT
Speaking to NME about the honour, Skepta said: “Awards like this are sick because you now get to see that your work has been recognised.”
While stating that he made his latest album ‘Konnichiwa’ because of his dislike for “the industry”, Skepta also admitted that award ceremonies like the Mercury Prize offer a chance for his collaborators and creative team to celebrate their success.
“It’s important for [the] people who aren’t on the stage to have some sort of celebration. I’m always on the stage and people are always telling me I’m the genius or the creative but there’s so many people with me that [helped with the album].”
“‘Konnichiwa’ was made because I don’t like the industry. I really had to remove myself from it to understand myself. I was chasing it for a long time and travelling around the world and realised that wasn’t who I was and it’s brought me to a point where I was like ‘I don’t care about TV or radio. This is not about awards’ but saying that to my team, it’s like ‘What are we working for then? What do we get to do?”
Watch Skepta talking about his Mercury Prize nomination below.