The rapper will play five shows as part of a wider European tour

Rapper Danny Brown is set to embark on a short tour of the UK and Ireland.

Brown will play five shows on the run, starting at London’s KOKO on February 21, 2014 before shows in Brighton, Manchester and Dublin, finishing in Glasgow on February 26. The gigs will take place as part of a wider European tour, with Brown also playing shows in Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Oslo and more in March. Brown released his third studio album, ‘Old’, earlier this year. It followed 2010’s ‘The Hybrid’ and 2011’s ‘XXX’.

Danny Brown will play:

London KOKO (February 21, 2014)
Brighton Coalition (22)
Manchester Gorilla (23)
Dublin Academy (25)
Glasgow The Arches (26)

Brown recently spoke out about his role in Bob Dylan‘s new video for ‘Like A Rolling Stone’. The interactive video, which is the first ever for the track, allows viewers to flip through various channels, with each featuring a host of people mouthing the lyrics to the song while acting out a range of typical television programmes including a music show titled Big Beats Hour starring Brown.

Speaking to Rolling Stone about how he came to appear in the video, Brown said: “Being in the right place at the right time. The same guys that did my video for ‘Grown Up’ – Walter Pictures – they were the guys to do this one. And they could’ve picked any rapper to do that. Ain’t nobody gonna say no to Dylan.”

Brown also said that it had been a torturous experience learning the words to the song so he could mouth along, adding: “I had to listen to that song a fucking lot to learn the lyrics. Listening to that song over and over gave me a whole new perspective to what he was doing at that time. I get what he was saying in the song. I just really listened to it all day – on the plane before I got to the shoot – and I was just happy to get it.”

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